May 10, 2013

Happy Mother's Day to Our Water Hero, Hongpei!

This Mother's Day, Blue Planet Network celebrates Hongpei for empowering her 15-year-old son, Harrison, to help hundreds of people with clean drinking water.

Hongpei and Harrison

"Many children growing up in the Bay Area tend to take things for granted," says Hongpei. "Getting involved in the global water crisis was an eye-opening experience for Harrison.  He has gone far beyond my dreams to help Blue Planet Network and fundraise for water programs around the world."

Harrison performing with the Blue Water Ensemble, a 10-member orchestra that shares a passion for music and the water cause.

"I was 12, only a few years ago, when first introduced to the world’s safe drinking water crisis at a Blue Planet Network seminar,” says Harrison. “I learned about the global epic and challenges faced by developing nations, as well as our local communities such as the San Joaquin Valley in California, where Blue Planet Network supports a water project. In addition, I learned about Blue Planet Network’s many Water Heroes. I was amazed at how dedicated they were to the water cause, and was encouraged to do the same."

"I founded Blue Water Ensemble in 2011 when I was a freshman at the Dougherty Valley High School in San Ramon, California.” Blue Water Ensemble is a 10-member orchestra that shares a passion for music and the water cause. “We advocate and fundraise for Blue Planet Network's quality water projects."

"To date, we've raised $1,750 for the installation of a well in West Bengal, India. We will be able to track the project online on Blue Planet Network."

"I am helping other high schools establish similar musical clubs to help more people get clean drinking water. But all this wouldn’t be possible without my mom. Mom, Blue Planet Network and I celebrate you as the most amazing mom!"

Please help Harrison and Blue Planet Network deliver safe drinking water to people around the world.

Children in West Bengal

Children in West Bengal, India. See more photos of the work being done in West Bengal by Project Well and Aqua Welfare Society on Stories of Water.