Pledging for a good cause - #SIWWPledge

June 13, 2014

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Really happy to be part of something meaningful and awesome again! I remember the time we did something together for a good cause is during the sale of #BenRanAway tee previously. where we donated everything we raised from the sales of the tees to charity! Thank you everyone for the support!

And this time round, there's no sales of anything! It's really simple which all of us can just spare a few seconds to help! We just need to simply "pledge" or "like" for a good cause.... and by that, we are already helping the less privileged people! Pledging for a good cause through the #SIWWPledge!!

SIWW Pledge typicalben

In conjunction with the Singapore International Water Week 2014, SIWW and seven of its founding sponsors are raising money for through #SIWWPledge!! Awesome!!

So for every Like/Pledge made by all of us, the
#SIWWPledge sponsors will donate S$1 to!

I'm so glad that this movement was introduced as part of SIWW's goal to rally the global community towards finding innovative and sustainable technological and financial solutions to meet safe water and sanitation needs globally! Because little as you know, about one in nine people in the world lack access to clean water - which is about 780 million people worldwide. It's actually a serious issue omg!!!

Take a look at this infographic:


Do you guys know that, more than 3.4 million people die each year from water, sanitation, and hygiene-related causes? And nearly all deaths, 99 percent, occur in the developing world! (source)

I think not many of us know, and not many of us bother because it's not happening to us?

We are really really fortunate to live here in Singapore, where clean and safe water is readily available to us everywhere! All we have to do is just to turn on our tap, and water will just flows out right in front of you. We can even drink the water from the tap even! But that doesn't mean the people from other developing country has the privilege too! We tend to take safe and clean water for granted isn't it! It's really sad because apart of that, about 2.5 billion people in the world don’t have access to a toilet even!

But thanks to, a non-profit organisation that has transformed hundreds of communities in Africa, South Asia and Central America by providing access to safe water and sanitation! Matt Damon, co-founder, was awarded the World Economic Forum Crystal Award earlier this year for the organisation’s efforts to solve the global water crisis! And so we can play our part to help this every moment! :D

Remember what I said earlier about pledging for a good cause? There are a few ways!

1. Like my Instagram #SIWWPledge photo

Partnering with SIWW, my Instagram #SIWWPledge photo will be used as one of the official channel for pledging! So by liking my #SIWWPledge photo, SIWW sponsors will donate $1 to!

Which literally means, 1 Like = 1 Pledge = S$1 Donated!

So please take a few seconds of your time to go like this photo (below) on my Instagram (@typicalben) because it's really easy and simple! You can just do a good cause in a few seconds! Why not right!

So ask all your family and friends to like this photo if you can! Do help to spread the word cause I wish to raise as much money as I could for them! It's not a challenge or competition or anything, it's just something that we can do to help! Don't like my other photos nevermind, but this one must like k! :)

2. Post your very own selfie for the pledge

After liking my photo (which I deem you guys will like hahaha), you can also go post your own selfie or any pictures up on to help too! Which also the same as mentioned earlier, 1 Pledge = S$1 Donated to! You all can go post a selfie like..........

typicalben green hair selfie

.....this? Hahahaha!

But if you wanna take selfie with me and post it up there also can!!!

Cause this Saturday, me and Qiuqiu jiejie will be over at Bugis Junction (fountain area) to help spread the awareness and garner as much pledges as possible from the public!!! I'll be rushing down from my cousin's wedding!! So if you guys wanna come find us to take selfie, you can!!!!! Details as follow:

bugis fountain

Location: Bugis Junction - Fountain
Date: 14 June 2014
Time: 2pm - 5pm

Please take note that we will be pledging for a good cause in order to donate to and not there to play with the fountain water ah hahahaha! Thank you so much for reading and helping out! Please also take some time to go to to understand more about this campaign and the details! Hope to see some of you guys on Saturday! Can't wait! :D


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