08 Jun What Gululu Shared on the United Nations’ Stage
If you have been following us for a while, you know that Gululu was born out of a strong will to grow healthier kids by increasing their water consumption. Our mission is to hydrate the kids of the world and we are pursuing it in various ways.
Team Gululu is honored and thrilled by the great opportunity to speak at the United Nations “Ocean Conference”! We shared our mission and called organizations and schools with a sense of social responsibility to join the endeavor to help undeserved and minor communities with poverty in small Islands Developing States.
This post represents a milestone in the Gululu Interactive Bottle’s Journey, and we are so happy to share it with you!
Gululu helps children stay hydrated by caring for a virtual pet and keeps parents informed through a connected app. As kids drink more water from Gululu, their virtual pet grows and makes friends, and the kids develop a healthy habit!
However, we wanted more—our vision is too big and too important… The question raised was how can a private company advance this goal beyond the immediate impact of their product?
The best way, we figured, is through partnership. We took another step to making a profound impact on hundreds of thousands of kids around the world through our partnership with Generosity.org! For every bottle sold, a kid in a developing country is provided with clean drinking water—for life. Generosity.org is a non-profit organization that builds water wells in developing countries. So far, they have built over 778 water wells in 20 countries, serving half a million people!
Today, we were able to share our special partnership and vision at the United Nations!
What did Gululu announce at the UN’s “Ocean Conference”?
This week the UN is holding “The Ocean Conference”, which discusses the future of our oceans as well as Small Islands States communities, water pollution and how it affects our world’s’ inhabitants and future. Our co-founder and general manager for North America, Mr. Asi Meskin, was invited to give two speeches about Gululu’s mission to hydrate kids living in Small Islands Developing states.
To be honest, Team Gululu spent weeks thinking about what we wanted to say. How could we use this amazing stage to “get the ball rolling” even more?
Eventually, we crafted an honest and engaging speech, and we are excited to share some of its highlights with you here:
1) Improving communities health
“As our team at Gululu knows, having access to clean water is the first step to breaking the cycle of poverty. Listen to this: 663 million people still live without clean water, and we want to help. Why is it a problem? Health. The lack of clean water and sanitation causes 80% of all sickness and disease in the developing world – affecting more people than war, AIDS, and famine combined.”
2) So how do we combat this, even from afar?
“The beauty of our partnership with Generosity.org is that for every Gululu bottle purchased, we provide clean water for life to a child in a developing country. As a company with a mission, we make sure that a percentage of each sale goes toward our cause, affecting the world beyond our immediate consumers. Every company can do this. For us, each and every bottle not only increases our consumer’s kids’ water consumption but provides water – life! – to other kids!”
3) Our BIG announcement at the UN!
“As part of the Gululu mission, it is my honour to officially announce for the first time that Gululu is partnering with an elementary school in the U.S. to build a well for an underprivileged community in Peru! This has become a reality due to a partnership model. We merged private sector (Gululu) with public sector (Generosity) to connect the developed world (elementary schools in the U.S.) with the developing world (the community in Peru). Through this type of model, we can help young people see the universality of the need for hydration. In this example, Monroe Elementary School in Palm Springs, California is our pilot for this model.“
4) Calling you to change the world with us!
“Now is the moment for a call to action: we are constantly seeking additional schools and organizations in the U.S. that have a social responsibility program or that want to create one to fundraise in order to build a well in a small island state or developing country. In this way, we further the mission of global hydration and bridge the gap between disparate worlds.”
If you love what we do, help us find additional schools and organizations to partner with and make a difference for kids around the world!
Contact us at : firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for taking the time to read this and for sharing this great experience with us.
Enjoy the photos from the event, below.
With Much Gulu-Love,