We Walk for Clean Water

Incredible Effort
Posted on 05/04/2018

Imagine if getting a drink of water wasn’t as simple as turning on your tap. Imagine you had to trek many kilometres to a dirty river or polluted well, and lug 40-pound jerry cans back to your family. Imagine you did this every day, a job so tedious yet crucial that it was essentially all you did. Imagine you were 12 years old.

Clean water isn’t a luxury, it’s a basic human right. Access to clean water can mean the difference between life and death. Since 1990, 2.6 billion people have gained access to improved drinking water sources, but there is still work to be done to improve the livelihood of the 663 million people without access to safe drinking water. In developing communities, women and girls have the primary responsibility of collecting water from distant sources. This means they often miss out on school and income-generating activities at home while spending up to 8 hours of their day hauling water for themselves and their families.

With access to clean water, families are able to have their girls attend school, watch their crops flourish at home and improve their personal health. Children are especially at risk for water-related diseases, and with better access to clean water, school attendance rates increase—expanding the opportunities in children’s lives. Our school community set a goal of $1000 to help provide 40 people with safe drinking water for life.....we raised $4000!! That means that 160 people will be helped....prayers are answered by the good works of others. Our community once again demonstrated generosity and compassion for these causes....thank you!

Once again, a huge thank you to our Social Justice Club members under the leadership of Ms. Yellowage.