Better with Water is a one-minute UNICEF video featuring Mukaddas Aslamova, 15, who celebrates the improvements at her new school in Tajikistan. It’s a toilet with clean water and flush, a thing that many people took for granted.
Theoneminutesjr. is a UNICEF video project that highlights the diversity among youth around the world. Workshop participants produce 60-seconds video that are positive as a communication tool across cultural and geographic borders.
Back to the story. To be frank the new toilet in the video is sub-standard in some countries too. The old one is just nightmare but unfortunately not uncommon in underdeveloped countries, especially in rural areas.
We probably know that there are many places around the world which are less developed than ours, but we tend to ignore it subconsciously.
For the past few years I’ve been donating 5-10% of my income to charities. Not much, and not bragging here. Just that I felt it’s a blessing to give back something to the society, as many people won’t be able to do so even if they want to.
The least we could do, if we are the lucky ones, is to be grateful of what we have. And off course, it’s nice to try a bit more to make this world a better place.