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WHITE BEAR LAKE, MN—A small, rural school in Ghana is getting $600 toward a clean water project thanks to the recent efforts of four Willow Lane Elementary fourth graders.
Alden Chang, Bryelle Cooper, Denver Delaney and Macie Werner won first place for their presentation urging a panel of five judges to support White Bear Lake-based nonprofit H2O for Life.
“They have a water crisis there, so they need help to get clean water,” Delaney said of the Ghanian school, Dodome Awiesu Community School.
The team, dubbed “The Water Warriors,” was one of 10 groups of fourth graders who participated in the second annual Minnow Tank project Nov. 15. The project is a partnership between the White Bear Lake Rotary Club and the school. Go Bears!
– Taken from the White Bear Press. Read the full story HERE
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Kazozi Primary School is located in Nakasongola, Uganda, a dry cattle corridor. There are 500 students and 9 teachers currently at the school on a daily basis.
SLMB Primary School is one of the oldest and most prevalent primary schools in Kalangba Junction and its surrounding communities. This school was founded by the SLMB mission with the main aim of providing primary education to children in Kalangba Junction community and nearby communities. This school provides an opportunity for children to attend primary school without needing to migrate to big towns.The school started with an enrollment of 160 boys and 40 girls. There were 3 male teachers and no female teachers at that time. The school started under a single building that was partitioned into the various classes. There was no latrine facility at the school when it was founded.Presently, the school comprises of three buildings that are built with cement bricks and roofed with zinc. The school buildings are painted in yellow at the top and brown beneath. There is a temporal fence made with local sticks at the from entrance of the school. There are dwelling houses around the school compound and each of those houses are shaded with huge mango trees. The environment of this school is tidy except for the two-latrine area at the school. The use of the latrine facilities without water at the school is leaving the area in an unpleasant situation. There is a large playing field at the back of the school building where the pupils and other youth in the community play football or do other sporting activities. The soil formation of the field and the school is encompassed with a sand which is quite comfortable for the children to play.
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