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Brady Nahkala

Brady Nahkala

I am a student volunteer from the one and only Stillwater Area High School in Minnesota. I learned about H2O for Life as a freshman and it helped build a global perspective and a desire to reach out to the world. Now I'm trying to give back to H2O as much as they gave to me.

The New Year

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A new year is among us, and what most of us are thinking about right now is our New Year’s Resolution. There’s tons of manifestations that this comes in, I’m sure we all know. What I personally have been thinking about revolves around H2O for Life and my contributions. I think that some of the most rewarding things we can do is have a positive impact on each others’ lives, whether it be just one person, or hundreds. If everyone could wish to do the same, the power would be in our hands to impacts the lives of not hundreds but thousands. Learning about hygiene and sanitation is one goal I’m making this year. H2O supports the funding and construction of wells and latrines to improve sanitation and health. For projects like these, ten dollars goes a long way to supporting children by providing water throughout the year. Sometimes that’s...
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H20 Inspires: Gaining a Global Awareness

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My journey started over two years ago when I stepped into Sara Damon’s classroom to learn about Human Geography. What I learned from her in that class has arguably changed who I am more than anything else in recent years. Ms. Damon didn’t just teach Human Geography. It was a part of who she was. She introduced us to H2O for Life and Water for South Sudan, organizations involved with helping provide water for communities in Africa. It was the third year that she had conducted the fundraiser at our school. In previous years, students had raised over $15,000 to build three wells, which provided fresh water to the people of South Sudan. That was only the beginning. Each year, students spent time reading They Poured Fire on Us From the Sky, written by Benjamin Ajak and brothers Benson and Alephonsion Deng. They were part of the Lost Boys of Sudan,...
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