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H2O for Life activates youth to help solve the global water crisis.

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May 24

Chelsea Students Walk for Water

Chelsea Middle School in Chelsea, AL recently held their Walk for Water to support a project in South Sudan. The 6th Grade ELA students raised over $2,000!

“Our students read A Long Walk to Water. We knew we wanted to help make a difference for those that walk for water!”
– Chelsea Middle School: 6th Grade ELA, Alabama

Fundraising Ideas

From a school-wide walk for water to a classroom penny war, here are ten simple ideas to kickstart your H2O for Life project.
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Projects in Need

H2O for Life has many projects available all around the world, but here are 3 that are most in need right now. VIEW MORE

Kawumba Primary School Latrines

Uganda 431 beneficiaries

Drink Local Drink Tap, our implementing partner, has been working with Kawumba Primary School and the community for many years. Kawumba school is in dire need of two latrine blocks (VIP- ventilated improved pit latrines) to help 431 students and teachers.

$6,100 needed (94%)

Appalachia: Piped Water for 2 Homes (#1)

United States

Our implementing partner, DigDeep, identified Appalachia as one of the hot spots in America in which water access remains a critical issue. Communities in parts of rural Appalachia face three key water challenges: lack of household water access, poor water quality, and lack of wastewater services. Appalachia spans 420 counties across 13 states, from southern New York to northern Alabama, and is home to approximately 25 million residents. According to the Economic Innovation Group’s Distressed Community Index, McDowell County in West Virginia has the highest level of distress of any county in the United States, with an index value of 100 on a scale of 0 (most prosperous) to 100 (most distressed). One of 55 counties in West Virginia, McDowell County has a primarily rural population of approximately 18,000.

$780 needed (26%)

St. Teresa Emakhwale Primary School

Kenya 1365 beneficiaries

St. Teresa Emakhwale Primary School was established in 1984 by the community which donated a piece of land after realizing that their children needed access to formal education. The Catholic church then decided to sponsor the school, forming a relationship that continues today. Shortly after opening, however, the school was torched down and all the classes burnt down, forcing it to close. In 1987, the school started up once again but this time, the community came together to ensure it serves the purpose it was established to.The school has been steadily growing and registering good performance since then, attracting a large population of students. Today, the school has a total enrollment of 1,332 students and 33 teachers and staff thanks to the joint efforts of the parents, teachers, and the students themselves.

$3,421 needed (57%)