We chose to support the Water Project as our Silver Award project. The Water Project works to provide clean, safe drinking water to people without access in rural communities and poor urban centers throughout sub-Saharan Africa. We chose this project because it focuses on girls, some the same age as our girls. We all know the importance of access to clean water to fight disease, infant mortality and other poverty related health concerns. However, it's also a matter of education and empowering girls to be leaders in their communities. This is a keystone of the Girl Scout mission. In many African communities, it is the responsibility of girls to walk miles at a time to gather water (think A Long Walk Home by Linda Sue Park from the 6th grade reading list). Gathering water consumes their day making it impossible to go to school. Our goal is to raise funds to support the building of a well at a community school so our "sisters" are able to access clean water for their families and attend classes, giving them the opportunity to rise above poverty.
|GSEP Troop 541
|Bake Sales Funds
|For Rachel and Katie Pak
|The Water Challenge Kickoff
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.