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Support Access to Water and Sanitation in Tanzania: Vote Team AQUA
UUSC and its partner the Tanzania Gender Networking Program (TGNP) are working with a team of students from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) on an innovative and exciting project called Advancing the Quest for Uninterrupted Access (AQUA). The goal is to help communities in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, solve pressing water and sanitation problems.
Team AQUA is one of this year's competitors for the MIT Global Challenge Awards. The MIT Global Challenge connects students with the passion and talent to improve the world with the experience and resources of the MIT worldwide community. It supports innovation and entrepreneurship as public service through an annual competition that awards up to $25,000 per team for the best ideas to tackle barriers to well-being.
Team AQUA is working to develop an innovative mobile and online game named AQUA that will spread hope, raise awareness, and gather necessary funds to solve water and sanitation problems in developing countries, beginning with Tanzania. With support from UUSC and UUSC's partner TGNP, the team is now in Tanzania to learn more about the water and sanitation issues that communities there are facing. Learn more about team AQUA.
In addition to several other awards, the top five Global Challenge teams with the most votes are eligible to receive Community Choice Awards of $5,000 to implement their projects for one year. Team AQUA needs your vote! Register on the MIT website and then vote starting April 6 (through April 25).
Here's how to register:
- Go to globalchallenge.mit.edu.
- You will see "Not signed up yet? Register »" at top right corner. Click "Register"!
- Click "Yes, I am an MIT Friend" and register.
- You will receive confirmation via e-mail. You have to verify it by clicking the URL in the e-mail.
- Now you are registered! Starting on April 6, visit globalchallenge.mit.edu and vote for AQUA!