One day Miss Sherrill's 2nd grade class was reading a story about a girl in Tanzania. They saw a picture of girls with water jugs on their heads and it automatically prompted questions. "Why are they carrying that on their heads?", "Why are they getting water?", "Don't they have water in their house?", and many more questions followed that. When the students learned that some children can't attend school, get sick, and sometimes die from bad water they have to collect, the next question was from a serious little girl "What can we do to help?". The class did some research and found The Water Project. The students in Miss Sherrill's class are telling other students about this issue in the world today, making posters, collecting money, and graphing the money collected. These 2nd graders are very passionate about this and really want to make a difference in the world today!
UPDATE: 10/31/2015- With the pennies, nickels, and dimes collected at our school (safely locked away), and the donations graciously given to the webpage, we have reached the goal of $100. How awesome is this! Thank you from the bottom of my heart! I cannot wait to tell my students on Monday that we can increase our goal! (P.S.- my kids and I have a bet- $400 raised and I will dye my hair blue like water!)
|12/15/15||Newlin Elementary School||$667.23|
|11/01/15||Teresa Marks||$70.28||Good job Newlin students, your caring hearts are changing lives|
|10/31/15||Allison Denning||$35.29||Great work!|
Did you know nearly 1 billion people don't have safe water to drink?
Together, we can change that. Let's fund a new source of drinking water for those who suffer needlessly without it!
Our gifts will be used to construct or rehabilitate a water project, like a well or sand dam, in Africa. We'll see pictures, GPS coordinates, and updates as they come in from the actual water project we fund so we can celebrate the results along with the community we help.
The Water Project, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization unlocking human potential by providing clean, safe water to communities around the world who suffer needlessly without.
Working with local partners in countries like Kenya, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, and Uganda, we build long lasting water projects that are organized, owned and managed by the communities receiving them.
Together, with our partners we identify, implement, report on and follow up on every project. Then we share the whole story with you to inspire confidence in the work being done and the impact it has.