John Tibbits, a year 10 student from Birmingham, was inspired to write a song after hearing about our Thirst for Change campaign. There are just seven days to go until we hand your campaign messages into Number 10, Downing Street – how have you been inspired by the campaign?
When I read up on the Thirst for Change campaign, I realised the amount of change that clean water can bring. That’s what gave me the idea to write a song.
I want to try and help people. I feel like that’s my vocation, to try and help people in more difficult situations. I want to persuade other people to take action, to tell them how hard it is for people who don’t have clean water.
I hope people will be inspired by the song to thirst for change and make a small difference in their lives and to think about how they use water. I’ve started to think more about how I use water; instead of long showers, I now only stay in for no more than three minutes.
I like folky, acoustic music, and that’s the style of this song. This is the first campaign song I’ve written, but I’ve written other songs about problems in Africa.
The school has been involved with CAFOD before, but this is the first time for me. We’ve managed to get all 1,000 students in the school to fill in the water droplets with their own messages.
How have you taken action for Thirst for change? Tell us your story by adding a comment below.