Option 1: The Multiplier Activity
Double the impact of your team’s effort with the most popular version of our activity – The Multiplier! Within this highly engaging activity your team gets an opportunity to build a filtration system that will be shipped overseas at the conclusion of the workshop. The exciting thing about “The Multiplier” is that with every water system you build in the workshop we will also donate a second system on your behalf. You have absolute transparency about where both of your water systems are donated. You even get a photo back of a family who received the specific system that was donated on your behalf. How do we know it was yours? Each team gets to individually design an artwork that we decorate your gift with.
How are we able to double the impact of your team’s efforts? The first system that you build within our program will be an emergency filtration system. Each of these systems are critical during times of floods and other natural disasters. They need to be compact and easily transported in large numbers to the locations required. Of course there are limitations associated with emergency systems so we also donate a long-term house-hold system which is also donated on your behalf. Household systems are much larger and we buy a number of components for them in Uganda… that’s why you can’t make them and ship them all the way from your workshop. You will be able to track the progress of both gifts via our online tracking system 3billionstories.com.
Looking for an increased challenge? With “The Multiplier” we can increase the degree of difficulty in this activity in a number of ways. One of the most popular is to utilise blindfolds during the build. Poor water quality is the single biggest cause of avoidable blindness in the developing world so doing our activity blindfolded is more than just a token thing, it helps participants empathise with the people they are trying to help. Accepting a blind-fold is confronting but helps to create a lot of meaning whilst also increasing the degree of difficulty. Don’t worry, if your team builds blindfolded they will still get a chance to check the quality of their work once they remove the blindfold at the end of the activity.
Option 2: Artwork and Sponsorship Activity
This is the most affordable way of getting involved in our activity. It’s also ideal if your agenda is tight.
The artwork and sponsorship activity entails a keynote address along with an artwork and sponsorship activity that enables people to truly connect with the difference they are making. All artworks become stickers that identify your sponsorships over in Uganda and post-workshop you will all receive a photo of each of your recipient families proudly displaying their new water system (decorated with your artwork).