Water Matters

The latest on our work and those supporting it

Brennen Elementary’s Field Day

Janet S., Brennen Elementary’s Phys. Ed. teacher wrote us on Friday and said…

We concluded the water project today at our annual Field day!  It went over great!!  Many of the children and their families participated.

Our field day theme was “Around the World”…and we integrated The Water Project into it.  The whole school even agreed to forgo popsicles at field day and have the PTO send the money instead to the project!!  Without the PTO adding in what ever they are going to do….we have a little over $1,500.00.

Thanks for your help.  We had parents thanking us for doing this.  It really was cool!!  The kids want an African well….or 2 🙂 …is that possible?

It will mean so much to them to see the well and to know who they have helped.

Is it ever possible to correspond with the children?

The answers to Janet’s questions are YES!

The Water Project will use 100% of these donations to build a well in Kenya, Africa at a school.  We also encourage students to write letters or draw pictures that we’ll send over in August when our project partner travels to visit some of these schools!

And…when the well is complete, we’ll be posting pictures and GPS coordinates right here, so everyone at Brennen Elementary can see the good they have done!

Great Job!!


Osika Community Well

Woman uses the new community well

Woman uses the new community well

Osika Community (Roadside Well):

Area Population – 1,200 (corrected)
Well Depth – 80 ft

“Help Dig Wells” and “Change Christmas” Campaign

  • Gift Date Between October 28, 2008 – December 25, 2008

Kendu Bay Wells Complete

I just got a call from our friend, Zuddy, who is a Kenyan – now living here in the US.  He got a call this week from his friends in Kendu Bay Area, Kenya.

He shared some very exciting news…

Read more to see how your donations in late ’08 – early ’09 have changed nearly 8,000 lives (corrected).  Find out which well you helped build!!!

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