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About the Global Water Foundation
June 29, 2006

Clean Water Ambassadors

International tennis professional Johan Kriek is the Foundation's International Executive Director and President and one of the founding members of the Global Water Foundation. He has pledged his support and has undertaken to solicit similar commitments from other tennis players, sports and entertainment personalities. Any sport would find water an attractive social development platform since every athlete appreciates the importance of proper hydration in their training. Johan and other tennis professionals interested in the cause will become the Global Water Foundation's ‘Clean Water Ambassadors'.

John McEnroe, Martina Navratilova, Jim Courier, Kevin Curren and Henri LeConte have pledged their support to be our first ‘Clean Water Ambassadors,' as well as Olympic icons Janet Evans, Aaron Peirsol and others.

How will the Global Water Foundation raise money for its efforts?

  • Public Interest Broadcasting
  • An all-Africa Wireless Short Message Service (SMS) campaign
  • Online Internet fundraising
  • International concerts featuring some of the world's best-known musicians
  • Partnership arrangements with corporate sponsors
  • Organizing international sports events
  • Sales of sports memorabilia from world-class athletes
  • Telethons
Grant Making

The main focus of the Global Water Foundation (GWF) is to make grants to programs, projects, individuals and organizations that comply with the focus set out by the Foundation. GWF will support:

  • Strictly water and sanitation-related programs and projects
  • Strictly water and sanitation-related education issues
  • Strictly water and sanitation-related technology issues
Organizations interested in receiving grants should contact Minnie Hildrebrand at minnie@researchafrica.co.za.

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