H2O for Life: Water Crisis

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March 1

You Could Win up to $750 in the H2O for Life Photo Contest!

Do you have a fantastic photo that you want to share from your H2O for Life project? We are giving away cash awards for your pictures! Please read the guidelines below. Submit your photos here. See official rules below.


First place- $750
Second place- $500
Third place- $250

Contest Rules

Please read these guidelines carefully to ensure your eligibility for the contest.

  • Teachers, students, and community members may enter.
  • Photos must feature students and/or community members in action for their H2O for Life service project. (hint: H2O for Life flag, t-shirts, or logo recommended!)
  • All individuals in photos must be permitted to have their image displayed publicly on H2O for Life materials, including but not limited to our website, publications, and social media outlets.
  • All photo entries become the property of H2O for Life.
  • Unlimited entries are allowed per person. However, each Google Form only allows five photos each, so you will need to complete a new form for each set of five photos.
  • For more details on collecting personal information on the form, please refer to H2O for Life’s complete Privacy Policy here.
  • All entries must be submitted on the Google Form by June 30th, 2018.
  • For more information, please contact the H2O for Life office at info@h2oforlifeschools.org or (651) 756-7577.

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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
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    Kapululuka Primary School

    Malawi 806 beneficiaries

    Kapululuka Primary School is in a rural area outside of Lilongwe, Malawi and currently has NO clean water source. The school has an enrollment of 799 students and only 7 teachers. Surrounding the school is an estimated population of 3,995 people.

    $2,066 needed (37%)
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    Muririchua Primary School

    Kenya 209 beneficiaries

    Muririchua Primary School is located in Nyandarua County, Kenya. The climate is classified as semi-arid tropics with two rainy seasons (March-May) and (November-December). The school population is made up of 106 girls, 103 boys and 7 teachers.

    $7,920 needed (85%)
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    EORM Padre Gregorio Schaffer (Phase 1)

    Guatemala 440 beneficiaries

    The Aldea Agua Escondida community is located on Lake Atitlan in the Western Highland region of Guatemala. In this area 81% of people live in poverty and 40% live in extreme poverty, some of the highest rates in the country. Schools in this rural region are underfunded and often forgotten, and EORM Padre Gregorio Schaffer is no exception. It is located on the less touristy side of the lake, and therefore has not attracted the attention of many donors to improve the school infrastructure. In the past, the community and parents have come together to make small repairs. 

    $5,231 needed (87%)