It all starts with a dream
Wimbledon Foundation and WaterAid have teamed up to champion clean water. Without clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene people cannot fulfil their full potential, and their dreams.
In 2021, WaterAid and the Wimbledon Foundation asked children around the world to share their dreams for the future, and in a post-pandemic world. Gathered from children in countries where WaterAid works - including Pakistan, Colombia, Malawi and Ethiopia – these dreams have been brought to life in six charming dioramas encased in glass droplets - ‘Droplets of Dreams’ - photographed around London as a poignant reminder that all children, wherever they have been born, should have the chance to fulfil their dreams.
One in ten children don’t have clean water close to home, meaning millions spend hours each day walking to collect it, leaving little time for their education. Up to 443 million school days are lost every year because of water-related illnesses and 800 children die every day from diseases caused by dirty water and poor sanitation. With clean water, children can stay healthy and in school, helping them to reach their potential.
WaterAid at the 2019 Championships
The Wimbledon Foundation
The Wimbledon Foundation is the official charity of The All England Lawn Tennis Club and The Championships. The Foundation uses the collective strength of Wimbledon to make a positive difference to people’s lives locally, nationally and internationally.
The Wimbledon Foundation is donating £1.2 million over a period of three years to help WaterAid make clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene normal for communities in four countries Ethiopia, Malawi, Madgascar and Myanmar supporting WaterAid’s work in health centres, schools and communities