Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

A Gold For

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

A Gold For

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NKAITOLE Every week I award a gold star to a child of my choosing. The child in question may be real or fictional, historic or current, and the award may be for a specific act or a wider body of work. Basically they are my stars and I'll give them to whoever I choose, assuming I don't stick them all to the lounge telly first. My big bro Fred turned six this week, and while we've been celebrating like we've won the lottery (which Mum and Dad did in my opinion) we were always expecting this day to come. If we were living in Kenya however, where one in five children don't live to see their fifth birthday due to a lack of clean water, there might have been a much greater sense of relief.

In an attempt to draw attention to this horrible and unacceptable situation, an organisation called WATERisLIFE has travelled to Amboseli in Kenya to create a video. …

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