Jay-Z’s Water for Life Tour

What do you know how to do? How can it help solve problems you see in the world around you? Who could help you?
HipHop artist Jay-Z went to Africa and saw that millions of people lack access to clean water. He is raising awareness through a world tour beginning Saturday September 9, but he is also raising money to build rudimentary merry-go-rounds that will serve as water pumps when children play and spin on them. Some of the partners in his project include MTV and UN Secretary General Kofi Annan. Adults can read more about it here.
According to Jet Magazine‘s August 26, 2006 issue, President John F. Kennedy said that whoever would solve the world’s water crisis would deserve two Nobel Prizes –one for science and one for peace–which is why the posting is listed in two categories.


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