Teach For All’s independent, locally led and governed partner organizations work in 49 countries to ensure young people have access to the education, support and opportunities they will need to navigate – and lead – the world they will inherit. Teachers and alumni across the global network foster leadership within students by working directly with families and local communities to empower action and create positive change. This new partnership enables Teach For All to enhance their efforts by incorporating the WATERSCHOOL documentary and related educational resources into their classrooms and curriculums.
WATERSCHOOL was produced by Swarovski in collaboration with the UCLA School of Theater to highlight the challenges facing the planet’s fresh water supply. The story follows the experiences of young female students around the world who live near major rivers including the Amazon, Mississippi, Danube, Nile, Ganges and Yangtze. In focus are the efforts of Swarovski Waterschool, a community investment program launched in 2000 that has reached almost half-a-million young people through 2,400 schools worldwide.
Both the documentary and the program’s learning materials were created to empower our youth to practice sustainable water use via three pillars: Access to Clean Water, Water Education and Sanitation, Hygiene and Health. Learn more about the program and curriculum here.
Water has been at the heart of the Swarovski story since the company was founded in 1895 with small-scale hydro-electric power at our Austrian Alps manufacturing site – a process that is still used today. Through partnerships like Teach For All, Swarovski can continue to shine a light on the importance of fresh water, and how to use it, conserve it and cherish it.