Ned Breslin will join Challenge21 co-founder Jake Norton on Aug. 16 to climb Uganda’s Mt. Stanley in the name of water sustainability
On Aug. 16, Water for People’s CEO Ned Breslin will begin a 16,763-ft trek up Mt. Stanley in Uganda in connection with Challenge21’s Everyone Commitment, an initiative to create awareness and widespread support for programmatic principles designed to reach everyone with sustainable water and sanitation development solutions.
The climb is a continuation of Water for People’s ongoing efforts to establish creative and collaborative solutions that allow people to build, operate and maintain their own reliable safe water and sanitation systems.
The Everyone Commitment is comprised of four underlying principles, all of which ensure that everyone has access to safe drinking water and improved sanitation conditions:
Breslin will join Jake Norton, a renowned mountain climber and Challenge21 co-founder, who will be leading the expedition up Mt. Stanley. The climb is the launch of Norton’s goal to climb the Triple Seven Summits—the three highest peaks on each continent, one of which is Mt. Stanley—in an effort to combat the world’s pressing development needs for water and sanitation.
Water for People is Challenge21’s official partner. During the next three to four years, Challenge21 plans to raise at least $2.1 million for the organization and engage 2.1 million people in recognizing and solving the global water and sanitation crisis.