We had an inspiring night at the Invisible Dog Arts Center this week honoring the second year of partnership between Lokai and charity: water to bring water to Ethiopian communities. We celebrated with an authentic Ethiopian meal at a traditional banquet style table, with live entertainment, African beer & wine (tried honey wine for the first time!) and finished the evening with a customary coffee roasting.
While the evening was beautiful, bringing to Williamsburg some of the most festive aspects of Ethiopian culture, we carried with us the weight of the 663 million people around the world who lack access to clean water. WATER. It’s essential to live and as New Yorkers we have access to every size, shape, flavor, and and type of packaging we can ask for.
So, the founders of Lokai and charity: water ask us and empower us to help them on their journey to provide clean drinking water to the rest of the world. There are a few ways we can help! Purchase the limited edition Lokai water pack and water bracelet or donate directly to charity: water.
You can also join the Walk with Yeshi experience THIS SUNDAY 8/28/2016. Sign-up here for the special 2.5 hour from Manhattan to Williamsburg “alongside” Yeshi a facebook messenger bot who represents the millions of women in rural Ethiopia walking for water.
Overview of Walk With Yeshi
Walk With Yeshi is an interactive journey, built specifically for Facebook Messenger that allows users to seamlessly connect with the character Yeshi while she gets water.
On average, Ethiopian women spend 2.5 hours a day walking to access water. The programmed character, Yeshi, represents the millions of young African women on a human level. The Walk With Yeshi experience allows users to walk with Yeshi, while she gets her water – sharing her sights, the sounds of her surroundings, and inner thoughts on how to remain hopeful and find balance in life.
Walk With Yeshi is at the forefront of Facebook Messenger’s responsive technology. Yeshi will send the user images, gifs, videos, audio files and interactive maps and, in return, she will ask the user to answer specific questions, upload their own media and even select options from multiple-choice quizzes.