The grade five students at Mendell have had the awesome opportunity of studying several rich topics this school year. During a recent unit of study our students were surprised to learn about the many issues surrounding the topic of water; such as the impact of plastic water bottles on our environment, the supply of water available for all the world to share and the limited access to clean water for people in many underdeveloped countries.
While all of these issues sparked a huge discussion, the latter truly tugged at the hearts of our students. As a result, we were inspired to do something about it. As a school community we pledge daily “to be a mighty small force for good in our own neighborhood” and we understand that our community is much larger than Boston. We recognize that we are part of a worldwide community where each person has a responsibility to help those in need. Therefore, we have decided to support the Water Project, an organization based in New Hampshire, who works in sub-Saharan Africa helping communities. This organization dig wells, constructs small sub-surface dams, protect fresh-water springs, filter surface water, and maintain proper sanitation and hygiene practices.
The fifth grade class of 2015 would like to raise a minimum of five hundred dollars. With $500 we will be able to maintain a water project for a full year. Our fifth grade students hope to leave their mark on the Mendell community by engaging our peers and the larger community in this act of service.
|06/24/15||Mendell Elementary School||$381.00|
|06/14/15||Patty Neal||$68.00||Great work 5th graders! You make a difference!|
|06/12/15||Julia Bott||$70.28||I am truly inspired by your efforts, grade 5, and proud to donate to this worthy cause!|
|06/12/15||Teddy (1st) & Massimo (K1)||$35.29|
|06/07/15||Rachel Trinidad||$20.88||Thank you 5th Graders for being activists for this great cause.|
|06/05/15||Anonymous||$35.29||Great job Mendell 5th graders!!!!|
|06/03/15||Hilary Southwick||$34.00||Awesome job 5th grade!!|
|06/02/15||Rochelle Valdez||$34.00||Great job 5th grade!|
|06/01/15||Lisa Portadin||$20.00||Great job grade 5!|
|05/30/15||Jenna Kelley||$26.03||This is a great project, 5th grade!|
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.