Hundreds of students and community members at 26 colleges, universities and city centers throughout the United States are raising awareness about the need for accessible clean water in Africa by participating in BH2O+ (Be Hope To Her), a nationwide campaign occurring the week of April 12-17.

BH2O+ (Be Hope to Her) is an experiential event in which men and women walk across their campuses or cities carrying a 5-gallon bucket of water on their heads in solidarity with women and girls in Africa. The event is designed to educate students and community members on the challenges faced by women and girls in Africa due to the lack of accessible clean water.

BH2O+ is sponsored by Nuru International, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, public benefit charity committed to equipping the poor in remote, rural areas to end extreme poverty in their communities within 5 years.

“Nuru seeks to open the eyes of our world to the crisis of extreme poverty and then move people to do something about it,” said Nuru International CEO Jake Harriman. “Be Hope To Her provides a concrete way for people from all walks of life to fight extreme poverty. By partnering with Nuru, individuals participating in the event today will directly contribute to lasting clean water solutions in the Kuria District of Kenya.”