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The Worth of Water

Posted by Steve Hall on April 15

“When the well’s dry, we know the worth of water.” – Benjamin Franklin

Ishikawa Elementary sixth grade students have a much deeper understanding of the value of water. In February the Arizona students began a literature study centered around the book, A Long Walk to Water which is a powerful story of perseverance and hope. The novel emphasizes the strength of the human spirit and the need for water in Africa.

The students quickly became motivated to complete a service project for a village in Sudan. We chose a location that needed a well dug to provide water for the whole community and surrounding villages. No longer would these citizens have to walk up to three miles a day for water. The students joined the organization H2O for Life, and through pledges, donations, and our supportive school community, $2,766.78 was raised. As our culmination activity, the sixth grade completed a 5k walk on March 3rd, carrying 1-gallon jugs of water to further understand what others must go through to obtain this valuable resource. We are so proud of these sixth-grade Dragons and know they learned a valuable lesson that will last a lifetime.

-Submitted by Ishikawa Elementary School, AZ

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