DUSHANBE , March 16, Asia-Plus - Two schoolchildren from Tajikistan will attend the Second Children’s World Water Forum in Mexico .  

According to information from the UNICEF Country Office in Tajikistan , the children’s forum will be held in parallel with the Fourth World Water Forum, which is opening in Mexico today.   

Ms. Nargis Bobokhonova, Project Assistant of the Water Supply and Sanitation Program of UNICEF Tajikistan, says the children from Tajikistan will participate in the forum under the UNICEF project for sanitation and hygiene in schools and through school.  

Participants from Tajikistan -- Mehrinisso Saidiso from Kolkhozobod and Faromuz Rahmonozoda from Dushanbe – will exchange views with children from other countries on problems of water supply, sanitation and hygiene in schools and among population.  

Participants in the forum will offer their recommendations on removing the existing problems.   

When children return home, it is planned to organize a series of events at which they will be able to share experience gained at the forum with other children of the same age, according to Ms. Bobokhonova.  

The First Children’s Water Forum was held in Japan in 2003.

The Children’s World Water Forum (CWWF) is a landmark children’s meeting on water, survival and education, taking place at the 4th World Water Forum in Mexico City from March 16-22 March.  Over 100 young water activists from over 30 countries across the world will meet government ministers to discuss how children can help solve the world’s growing water crisis. Many of these children have amazing stories to tell leading water and hygiene projects in some of the word’s poorest communities.