The article title when answered reveals a lot about a person’s place and position in the world.
Take a moment and think about it, what’s your answer? What does your answer highlight about your access to clean drinking water?
Around parts of the world, if this question was asked to a girl or woman she would raise her hand and point to the direction of a river, lake, pond or stream. Many girls and women shoulder the weight of fetching daily water alone or in groups of other girls and/or women. These daily treks exposes them to potential assaults and animal attacks. All these obstacles faced to successfully collect water teeming with parasites, viruses, bacteria and any other contaminants invisible to the eyes. This water story cycles daily and beacons to be written with different less life threatening possibilities.
On International Womens Day and each and every day. Clean water access for many girls and women resonates as a human right. Unfortunately many girls and women must daily confront a status of not having enough privilege to drink clean water with ease.
Water Story Share
An invitate to Women Mentors to Teen Girls, Women Scholars, Women Professionals & Empowered Collaborators. Share you water stories with each other. Take action to improve the water story of someone or a community today! 💧
What role will you play in the water stories that beacon for exposure, new developments and outcomes?
ECO GOOD NETWORK
The Eco Good Network is a solution based effort to connect those for eco good with organizations that are involved with clean water & access efforts in Africa and throughout the African Diaspora.
Bekkah Marshall (Bek), Eco & Water Solutions Strategist serves as a consultant and speaker on the topics of Women and Water Issues, Strategizing Water Solutions for Africa & the African Diaspora and Community Empowerment in Addressing & Creating Sustainable Eco and Water Solutions.
Bekkah has over a decade of experience as a Certified Environmental Health Professional and Environmental Regulatory Official- Drinking Water & Domestic Wastewater. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science from the University of South Florida.
Let’s trek to Ghana. Envision a variety of crops tended to by Ghanaian youth in ag-training, solar powered energy dwellings with water efficient usage and eco driven community engagement outlining a purpose of collective sustainability efforts. This is just the beginning stages of an eco village planned for repatriates which will further include renewable energy powered structures, eco designed dwellings, eco businesses and a interactive classroom, which loops into playing a role in hands on sustainable farming and development. Ahmahtsiyahu Yisrael gives a brief trek of this eco good he is leading in Ghana with a team.
We’re really striving to help expand the holistic organic foods industry here in Ghana and to educate the generations.
Sustainable farming and development requires strategic use of resources including water usage & storage. Check out photos & videos of the progress of the well water system and a clip of the hand dug well method.
The Trek With Bek Project is an ongoing for profit project that empowers, equips & connects Eco Savvy Black Women Strategists in environmentally focused studies & professions with training, networks & opportunities to collaborate for water solutions in Africa & the African Diaspora.
To connect with the mission as an Eco Savvy Black Woman Strategist, Black Owned or Managed Business or Eco/ Water Project Coordinator, African Centered Insititute or Eco Tourism Provider -Subscribe to the Trek With Bek Newsletter, Select Group and be a part of the Eco Good Community.
I was born and raised in Hillsborough County, Florida in low income housing (public housing) in an agricultural city that functioned like a town.
I navigated two different environments at the same time. One was public housing a location of over policing, drugs & violence. While the other was the overall agricultural city that still held on to pieces of its Old South past of prejudice & discrimination.
Nevertheless through strategic hustle, I navigated these environments to create a path for greater purpose & empowerment.
Music from the streets of the 813 (Tampa, Florida)
The Trek With Bek Project will create more strategists who can navigate challenging environments to create sustainable eco & water solutions.
It will require strategy, heart & eco savvy!
TREK WITH BEK FROM HOOD TO ECO GOOD
much respect to the squad who reflects the treks in my life
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