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Turn Your Idea Into a Revolution | Ken Surritte | TEDxYouth@SanDiego
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Added Jul 13, 2016
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Revolutions can have starts big and small, in meeting rooms, or in Ken Surritte’s case, the shower. When he realized that water, something often taken for granted, was extremely difficult and sometimes dangerous to obtain in other countries, he was inspired to take action. Ken outlines how to turn a spark into a revolution.

WATERisLIFE Founder Ken and his wife, Nita, have been devoted to serving children since college, as educators and mission partners. While working in an orphanage in northern Kenya/southern Sudan, Ken realized a true need: children were drinking water that came from contaminated wells, retention ponds and other unhealthy sources. After, WATERisLIFE was conceptualized and put into action, bringing clean water to children, schools and villages in over 40 countries worldwide.

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WATERisLIFE Founder Ken and his wife, Nita, have been devoted
to serving children since college, as educators and also as mission
partners. After traveling to the Philippines and China, Ken found
himself walking away from the security of a weekly paycheck
and retirement benefits when he and Nita began an organization
committed to helping at-risk children internationally. Ken and Nita
have been traveling and working at orphanages in Asia, South
America and Africa. While working in an orphanage in northern
Kenya/southern Sudan, Ken realized a true water need: Children
were drinking water that came from contaminated wells, retention
ponds and other unhealthy sources. After, WATERisLIFE was
conceptualized and put into action. Inspired by his backpacking
days, Ken began working with a water purification factory, and
the WATERisLIFE portable straw filters became the cusp of
WATERisLIFE to bring clean water to children, their schools and
villages in over 40 countries worldwide.
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