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Race2Reduce Summit

Posted by Mitchell LeGrand on February 5

In January, students from across Minnesota gathered at the Science Museum of Minnesota for the Race2Reduce Summit. These students have been working hard to develop sustainability initiatives at their schools and in their communities to address issues they are learning about in the classroom. They were able to share with one another about the projects […]

Sikhendu Primary School, Kenya

Posted by Steve Hall on February 6

Sikhendu Primary School in Kenya now has access to a new source of safe, clean water thanks to the completion of their rain tank, which can collect 50,000 liters of water. They installed new latrines for students, handwashing stations, and trained students and staff on improved sanitation and hygiene practices. All of these components work […]

Accessible toilets for Ugandan students

Posted by Steve Hall on February 10

The goal of our implementing partner, Youth with Physical Disability Development Forum, was to construct a new toilet block at Good Samaritan Primary School that is accessible with adaptations to suit disabled children in this school, especially the wheelchair users. Here is their project completion report: The project commenced on 30th November after the school […]

Ugandan well successfully drilled!

Posted by Steve Hall on February 13

Lobule Primary School is located in the Koboko District of Uganda. This area has a high population of refugees, both South Sudanese and Congolese. Before this intervention, these students had to walk 1.6 km multiple times per day to fetch water. Wasting time fetching water leads to missed time in the classroom. A new borehole […]

New well drilled in South Sudan

Posted by Steve Hall on February 25

We are pleased to report that our implementing partner, Water for South Sudan, has drilled the well that you sponsored. They have now drilled over 400 wells since 2005 and are deeply grateful for the support of donors like you! WFSS will continue to provide access to clean water and hygiene education, led by their […]

H2O for Life Volunteers Summit Kilimanjaro

Posted by Nick Coughlin on February 26

H2O for Life had 7 climbers summit Africa’s tallest mountain – Mt. Kilimanjaro! To participate in the Charity Climb each individual raised a minimum of $5,000. Any additional funds raised support the work of H2O for Life. Climbers: Terri Williams, Anne Silcher, Patrick Rivard, Patty Hall, Kathleen Hartzell, Linda Valeri, Kate Booth MAKE A DONATION […]

Thank you for bringing water to ⁠Wampewo

Posted by Steve Hall on March 9

Thank you Henderson Hammock Charter School, FL for bringing safe water to ⁠Wampewo Primary School, Wampewo, Uganda Project Details: Beginning with the replacement of the well’s entire in-ground and above-ground structure using high-quality steel and rubber, Ugandan Water Project (our implementing partner) performed a full rehabilitation of the borehole well to restore it to working order […]

WA School COVERED in Hearts

Posted by Steve Hall on March 11

During the month of February, students at Rogers High School in Spokane, WA held their first fundraiser that involved covering their classrooms with hearts. Here is their update: “For our first fundraiser we played a prank on our staff at our school, by allowing for people to give people “Heart Attacks” for the month of […]

2020 GCMS Fundraiser has begun!

Posted by Steve Hall on March 11

Glacier Creek Middle School in Cross Plains, WI recently updated us on their project plans. Glacier Creek has been an amazing participant in our program for 9 years! See below… “We want to teach our students that they can make a difference in the world. This project closely aligns with our curriculum, as we study […]

Our Adventure in Kenya

Posted by Steve Hall on March 20

Sandy Bartz and her husband Greg recently returned from their first visit to Kenya. They were traveling with a team led by H2O for Life founder Patty Hall. Others along for the adventure were Jim Hunt, Deb Lauer, Pam Tschida and Deb Neukens. Here is Sandy’s story: My husband and I have been lucky enough […]

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