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Former H2O for Life participant, Megan Perpich

The Far-Ranging Benefits of Service Learning

Posted by Nick Coughlin on June 6

Megan Perpich first learned about H2O for Life in her ninth grade geography class. It was meant to complement the students’ learning about the world, people, culture, and economics. It did that and more. “H2O for Life made it real,” says Perpich. “We learned the harsh realities of the world and how the world operates. […]

20,000 Liter Tank for School in Uganda

Posted by Steve Hall on June 6

The new 20,000 liter water catchment system at Katebee Primary School was recently opened and everyone is very happy! From our implementing partner, Drink Local Drink Tap: “They will be able to collect rainwater during the rainy seasons. Conservation is critical in managing rainwater supplies so we will work hard to train the users. As […]

Kwanjora Primary Catchment Tank

Posted by Steve Hall on June 7

Kwanjora 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 153 girls, 145 boys and 11 teachers. Before this project, Kwanjora Primary School had one old masonry tank and one plastic tank which stored water […]

Latrine construction complete

Posted by Steve Hall on June 10

This is a community run school located within Rushaga village just a few meters from the edge of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in Uganda. There are 120 pupils, including 25 from the Batwa (pygmy) tribe who were moved out of the forest when it became a gorilla reserve. Several of the pupils have to board (live) […]

Fresh, Clean Water!

Posted by Steve Hall on June 11

We are pleased to report that our implementing partner, Water for South Sudan, has recently drilled 2 new wells our schools have helped fund. Although parts of South Sudan continue to experience unrest, they have been able to continue drilling wells safely. Their work continues to provide grassroots development and sustainability for rural villages and […]

Sixth grade boy learns about the water crisis, then asks what he can do to help

Posted by Nick Coughlin on June 12

Evan is in 6th grade at Oltman Middle School in Minnesota. After learning about the global water crisis from his teacher, Dawn Sicard, then reading the book “A Long Walk to Water,” Evan reached out to H2O for Life to see what more he could do to help. We sat down with Evan and his […]

Is local service a gateway to global citizenship? Ask Emily Crossette.

Posted by Nick Coughlin on June 14

When Emily Crossette joined H2O for Life as an incoming high school student at Abington Senior High in Pennsylvania, it seemed like a cool thing to do. The advisor was energetic, the group was involved in a lot of activities, and the club offered the opportunity to meet area water conservation leaders. Crossette never dreamed […]

Torture Your Teacher Day

Posted by Steve Hall on June 14

“Torture your Teacher” at Pine City Jr/Sr High, MN. Awful tasting jelly beans (like puke and spoiled milk), a cheese ball toss at shaving cream covered heads and the choose an egg game – raw or hard boiled? The Grand finale – shaving the head of one “lucky” teacher! Good sports for a great cause! […]

St. Theresa Catchment Tank

Posted by Steve Hall on June 17

St. Theresa Primary School is located the Mpigi District of Uganda. The students at St. Theresa used to have to walk to a shallow well with pump that serves a population of about 3,000 people in this community. The walk to the shallow well includes a steep slope, dense vegetation and can be dangerous for […]

New well for Tanzanian students

Posted by Steve Hall on June 18

Kilambo Primary School is located at Tagamenda Ward in the Iringa rural district. It’s about 27 km from the town of Iringa. The school has 770 students from preschool to standard seven and 12 staff members. There are currently 8 latrines for the students and 2 for the teachers. Before The school had no access […]

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