Paanigar: It’s Time to Stand Up for Them and Make Their Lives Better @LadakAsma

Have you ever wondered how privileged we are to have access to water?
There are thousands of people across Bangladesh, Pakistan and Myanmar who face water crisis every day. They at times have no access to water at all, and more often than not the water they do have access to is not clean.


In many parts of the world, you don’t have to worry much when you drink water from the tap. Unfortunately, in most parts of Asia, having clean and safe drinking water is a big concern. People take water from tap and boil it to make it drinkable, and this is the only filtration process that is available to them. Sometimes the problem gets even worse when the water is affected with heavy metal, which is the case in many parts of Pakistan and Bangladesh, and people don’t even realize the harm that is being caused.


Access to clean water and sanitation is one of the most fundamental human rights. Millions of children across South Asia die due to water scarcity and contamination.


It’s time to stand up for them and make their lives better

So what brought about Paanigar? 
Telenor Youth Forum 2018 brought together 16 delegates from 8 countries across the world. We were put into teams of cross-cultural teams of 4 and were given important tasks under Telenor Health that will help improve the lives of people. Our task is to Ensure Clean Water. The topics allocated to the other teams are Optimising Agriculture, Non Communicable Diseases and Elderly Population.

We have been working relentlessly ever since our first presentation in Oslo, Norway, and it’s been a pleasure getting to know so many people from so many diverse backgrounds.


Meet the team Paanigar!

Team Clean Water from Telenor Youth Forum 2018/19!
We have Nang from Myanmar, Saima from Bangladesh, Asma from Pakistan, Lucas from Sweden and Bjorn, our wonderful mentor, from Norway.
They are here with a solution that they believe will improve the lives of people facing water problems across South Asia.


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Author: ismailimail

Independent, civil society media featuring Ismaili Muslim community, inter and intra faith endeavors, achievements and humanitarian works.

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