Polytechnic is a K - 12 school located in Pasadena. California. We would like to help fund wells that will provide clean water for schools in South Sudan and throughout the world. Our students are taking the initiative to raise money in creative ways to help make clean water possible as well as the chance for more children to attend school.
The Riverbank Rotary Club sponsors the High School Interact Club. We conducted an event by having people walk the track carrying a gallon of water and solicited funds for the number of laps walked.
River Oak is a Waldorf Charter School. Our seventh grade class has been together since first grade. We want to participate because in Northern California we cannot imagine, especially with our yearly fires, what it would be like without water. We want to be the change, make a difference in our world and learn to be insightful global leaders.
Sandia School is a Character Counts School, learning to become great Kids for Character. We are reaching out and becoming Global Citizens. Cheribo Primary School serves 946 students and Sandia serves approximately 950 students. So we felt compelled to sponsor them, and bring latrines, hand washing stations, a rain catchment tank and hygiene education to their school. We hope to raise more than enough funds to give them everything they need. We are also hoping to become more aware of those in need around us, and across the globe.
We chose this because we really want to help them have what we consider basic necessities. We don't want them to get sick from unclean water or miss school because of water issues. Also, we think that we can actually raise this much money by May and plan on going over our pledge and giving the extra to another school.
Our service learning group The Changemakers, raised the funds through a student driven project where they taught lessons in classrooms about water access, presented at our assemblies, and did things at home in order to contribute!
2 students in Trabuco Hills High have developed a sympathy for the young children in third world countries who are not able to receive the same luxury as the residents in Orange County. After hearing about this program, they decided to start a club in their school to help support the cause. Together, they recruited over 20 members who all recognize the seriousness of the current California drought and cannot fathom what it would be like in less developed countries. They have established a goal of adopting a school and help raise money for the school though local fundraisers.
Westridge School for Girls has a deep commitment to service. This is our eighth year working with H2O for Life, building clean water infrastructure in countries from Kenya to Vietnam, Uganda to the Dominican Republic. Students have passionately raised awareness about the lack of fresh water in the developing world, and have loved making a real difference in their world! Our middle school Water Warriors were very motivated when they learned that children on the other side of the world would be able to attend school, that rather than spending hours walking for water, girls could receive an education, once a well is built. We also look forward to communicating with the kids at the school, and hoping to build relationships with the people benefiting from what we are able to build!