Our curriculum is driven by the philosophy that children learn best by doing; hands-on experiences and activities help children internalize foundational skills and strategies for problem solving. Currently, our Second Grade and Third Grade are studying a unit on water. Through their studies they have learned about the challenges that children and families around the world face accessing clean water. Our students focused on the children of Nicaragua and wanted to take action to help them have cleaner water.
Our club, Operation H2O, successfully completed our 2 year pilot project to bring awareness for the need of clean water internationally. Students created jewelry and decorations that were sold in our school. Our goal was to raise $500!
Watchung Hills has supported H2O For Life for over four years. Within that time, students at Watchung Hills have been educated about the water crisis, have become global citizens, and have learned the importance of international humanitarian efforts. As a result of H2O for Life, the communities within our district have become educated and are much more involved in our efforts. We recognize that every dollar can make a difference, and that we can make a change in our world for the better.
PLEASE HELP THE STUDENTS AT THE WIGGINS SCHOOL IN CAMDEN, NJ GIVE THE GIFT OF CLEAN WATER TO A SCHOOL IN TANZANIA, AFRICA The students at the Wiggins College Preparatory Lab School, a school in Camden, New Jersey, want to make a difference in the world and help to make it a better place. Through the H2O For Life non-profit organization, we will be partnering with the Ipagala School in the developing country of Tanzania, Africa. Through fundraising efforts, we will strive to raise funds for a water project that will bring clean water, sanitary bathroom and handwashing facilities to our partner school in Tanzania. The total cost of the project is $5750.00 Our partner school currently has no access to clean water. By providing this school with access to clean water and sanitation facilities, we will enable more of its students to attend school, since they won’t have to spend their days searching for clean water or being sick at home because they have contracted a water-related disease. Did you know that a child dies every 20 seconds in the world because of unsafe water and lack of basic sanitation? By helping the students across the globe, we will be learning about the global water crisis and about our partner community in Tanzania. This service-learning project will be a great opportunity for us to help to fix a serious global problem and make a positive difference in the world. Even though we are planning several fundraisers during the school year, including a tree planting event, a water walk, and other community service-related activities, we know that we cannot reach our lofty goal without your generosity and support.