Goal 6 of the Global Goals aims to ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all by 2030. By this time my two little girls (age 7 and 9) will be young adults. This made me think about what type of world my kids will grow up in and the decisions their generation will make to shape the future. Over the weekend I asked my daughters Scarlett and Anouska what they would like the world to look like in 2030 – and here’s what they had to say:
Anouska (age 9)
“Hi I am Anouska and I am 9 right now and in 2030 I will be 25. I find maths a bit difficult and I get lots of help and support from my teachers and by 2030 I would like everyone to be able to have support and be able to have a good education.
I would like children all over the world to be able to have a free water supply and like at my school have fountains in the playground and be able to flick on a tap and get an instant flow of cold, refreshing water. I would like everyone to have the life my friends and I have!”
“I am Scarlett. I’m 7 years old right now and when it is 2030 I would like other children who aren’t as fortunate as us to have everything that I have at school like free drinking water, taps in every class, flushing toilets and taps to wash your hands and at least two water fountains in each playground.
I would also like them to have enough water to waste like we waste our water. And if something like that happens for those children, I will be very happy.”