Global Advocates Podcast: Thirst Project

Hi there, Christine here, Western and Midwestern Campus Fellow for UNA-USA. Welcome to episode three of the Global Advocates Podcast, the series created by the United Nations Association USA campus fellows where we speak with organizations and young activists and learn from their advocacy journeys. In this episode, we will be talking about the issue of drinking water access, a topic I am incredibly passionate about, with Luke Romick from the Thirst Project. The organization was founded in 2008 and is a youth-driven drinking water nonprofit that has active well projects in countries like Uganda, El Salvador, Kenya, and the Kingdom of Eswatini. On top of providing the funds that support well drills and other water infrastructure projects, the organization is also highly dedicated to youth empowerment through its spin-off organization, Legacy Youth Leadership.

Luke is the Project’s Vice President of Marketing and Partnerships and has been involved with the organization for over 6 years.  He is originally from Lebanon, Ohio, and graduated from Denison University with a degree in Communications and Environmental Studies.

Together we had a great conversation about the Thirst Project, their work, and how they seek to empower young people interested in making a difference and amplifying their impact. I had a great time chatting with Luke and I hope you will enjoy listening to the insights from our conversations. If you are able to please also consider supporting the Thirst Project and Legacy Youth Leadership’s work in any way you can.

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