A LITTLEHAMPTON man is readying himself to jet off to one of the world’s poorest nations this week as part of a humanitarian trip.
Adam Green, of Beaumont Park, will be travelling to Uganda to see first-hand the work done there by international development charity WaterAid.
The 28-year-old, is hoping to draw on his years of experience working at Southern Water to assist the charity’s latest efforts.
Adam said: “I’m looking forward to the trip – I’m nervous because I know that meeting people living in extreme poverty will be upsetting and humbling, but I’ll be there with WaterAid and will also meet people whose lives have been transformed by its work.”
He currently works in a team leading improvements in customer services at the water company.
A former Durrington High School student, Adam has co-ordinated Southern Water’s WaterAid Lottery scheme for the past four years and taken part in numerous fundraising events – helping raise thousands of pounds for the charity.
He will join a group of other representatives from the water industry on the trip – which takes place from Saturday until Sunday, November 23 – to see for himself some of WaterAid’s projects to bring clean drinking water and safe sanitation to Uganda.
No stranger to travel, Adam has been all over the world, including New Zealand, Australia, India, Fiji, Singapore and the USA, but this will be his first visit to Africa.
He added: “WaterAid is a fantastic charity, its people are really passionate about its aim to give everyone, everywhere on the planet, access to clean water and sanitation by 2030 and it’s nice to know I’ve been helping as well.”
Around 1,400 children die every day from diseases caused by dirty water and poor sanitation
The are about 748 million people in the world who live without safe water while 2.5 billion people live without sanitation – a staggering 39 per cent of the global population.
Since 1981, WaterAid has reached 19.2 million people with safe water and since 2004, 15.1 million people with sanitation.
To follow Adam’s adventure to Uganda, look on Southern Water’s Twitter page – @SouthernWater or his blog at adamuganda14.blogspot.com