"The service learning program at The Haverford School; in Haverford, PA (USA) is designed to put into action our belief that, through service to others, we can know ourselves better and make a difference in the world. We offer an extensive co-curricular volunteer program, where students have opportunities to use their talents and interests in offering valuable service to others. Volunteering in a global service project such as H2O For Life offers our faculty and staff and students and their families the opportunity to become involved in the global community and to make an impact on the lives of those in need.
Participating in the Walk for Water provides the boys with an opportunity to develop empathy for their global peers. Our students study conservation of water while reading and researching about the effects a limited potable water supply has on children and families around the world. Haverford second grade boys make presentations to members of our community across divisions, from preschool to our most senior students. They work in tandem with our Upper School Service Learning Core to raise awareness about the plight for clean water as well as funds to build a well or latrines for primary school children like themselves.
This is our tenth year of entering into this partnership with H2O for life, bringing access to clean water to remote villages and schools in Africa. This is a service learning project for our second grade students which will allow them to collaborate with others students across the globe in a meaningful way, which will authentically meet the needs of the school, community and the well being of others.