The City of Pittsburgh has just proclaimed that Saturday, April 17, 2010 is “Nuru International Be Hope To Her Day.”

“We’ve never had a ‘day’ proclaimed for us before – we’re honored,” said Doug Scott, Chief Marketing Officer for Nuru. “We hope that this proclamation will encourage Pittsburghers to participate in BH2O+ this Saturday, and raise awareness about the need for accessible clean water in Africa.”

To register for the event, click here.

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.

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+ 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.