As part of the 7th grade social studies curriculum, we have been looking at the United Nations Sustainable Goals for Development. While all the goals are essential to end poverty, inequality, and environmental concerns, Goal 6, Clean Water and Sanitation, is one that could positively impact all of
Every day, millions of women and children spend hours of their day fetching water. For some, that water source may be a well, but for many others it may be nothing more than a small creek or pond. Oftentimes, the water is unsafe to drink; but with no alternatives, people drink it anyway. The result of this is staggering: 3.4 million people die every year from water-related diseases.
Our students are taking action. While we know that we can’t solve the world’s water crisis, we can make a difference for a community. By partnering with H2O for Life, we are hoping to raise over $2,500 to help Asili Girls Vocational School in Lira, Uganda, dig a well so that the girls do not have to leave their boarding school at night to get water.
Join us for the 6th Annual Walk for Water
, a three-mile walk during which students, parents, siblings, friends, teachers, and more will carry gallon jugs to simulate what many women and children do several times a day, every day.
The walk will be held on Tuesday, April 18
. Activities will begin at 6:00 pm at Jefferson Junior High School
. Everyone is welcome to join the walk. All funds raised will be donated to H2O for Life. For those interested in donating, there are several options listed on the registration form