Droplet insight into GiveMeTap: Sanum's Blog

August 14, 2013

Many of you may be wondering how the Droplets have been getting on at GiveMeTap. We’ve been working from different continents, on various projects, helping GiveMeTap bring water to as many people as we can.

As social media and PR intern, I decided to write a blog in order to share all my exciting stories with friends and family. I’d love to share it with all you GiveMeTappers too! You can find all the weekly updates on my blog.Meanwhile, here is my favourite entry for you…

WEEK 5

GiveMeTap have been hard at work but having a bit too much fun as well. Edwin (my boss) came back from Ghana after unveiling the latest water project. He showed us hundreds of photos from his time with the people of Kpakpalamuni, in the Upper West region of Ghana. It was hard to see the conditions that these people live in but then seeing the water pump we installed just reassured me of why I chose to be apart of GiveMeTap. We just helped around 850 people by giving them access to clean drinking waterand practically eradicating the chances of them dying from water-related diseases.

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Many of you may have seen me plaster Facebook with the events of Friday. Friday was the best day of my time in London so far! GMT were lucky enough to be approached by the BBC to do a segment on tap water as part of another feature. We filmed outside FlatPlanet, a flat bread eatery on Great Marlborough Street.I very much recommend you visit for lunch, by the way. Amazing food and people! Edwin shot an interview where he got to talk about the GMT scheme and officially place the Tap sticker on the FlatPlanet door.

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The Droplets moment of fame came when we hit Carnaby Street.Ben and I were filmed talking to members of the public about tap water and about GMT. Needless to say, handing out flyers was frustrating and did not receive a great reception, however I plucked up the courage to talk to people and encourage them to talk on telly for 30 seconds. Remember,my childhood dream was to be a Blue Peter presenter, so I needed to step up! It was such a fun day and really got us all at GMT really hyped! We hope the segment will air in a few weeks.

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As a PR intern, Ive been trying to find ways of boosting GMTs publicity. It just so happened that because my (amazing) aunt spent the weekmentoring at KingsCollage for a Space Outreach programme, she got to work withAstronaut Kenneth Hamand hiswife and astronaut trainer, Michelle Ham. Ken had discussed with students on the programme, the importance of looking after our planet and how he could see from space the damage we were doing to our home. I was able to use this opportunity to ask Ken a few questions for GiveMeTap, about the importance of reducing waste and protecting everyone on our planet. I got my first mini interview with a renowned Space Science Personality, a casual dose of Pimms oclock and conversations about space-food. Not too shabby!

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Stay tuned, Tappers x


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