These 4th graders (from 2 classes) are a community of diverse learners who strive to make a positive difference in the world! Understanding that clean water is essential for life, we want to help others to have access to this vital resource that we often take for granted.
We have the opportunity to provide a transformational service-learning opportunity for our students through H2O for Life. Our students will study issues surrounding the global water crisis, learn about their partner school and country, and will plan and implement activities that raise funds to help bring water and sanitation to our partner school. We want our students to know that by working together, we can make a difference in the world! We hope that all students in our school will benefit from our partnership with H2O for Life. Students will be challenged to think about their own habits concerning water usage, and will develop awareness of the enormity of the issues surrounding water in our world. We hope our school will be committed to make this project for our partner school a reality.
This year we’re raising money to support clean water for Good Samaritan Primary School in Uganda. Your support can really make a difference for kids in Uganda. Good Samaritan Primary School currently has a rainwater collection tank attached to their facility, but with over 1,500 people relying on it each day, its supply simply isn’t sufficient to provide adequate water for the washing, cooking, and drinking needs of the students and staff. By adding a second rainwater collection system to the school’s facilities, we will be able to significantly bolster the school’s water supply and, in doing so, improve the ability of students to succeed in their educational aspirations and secure a bright future. Our implementing partner, Ugandan Water Project, will erect a 10,000-liter polyethylene tank on a base made of brick, hard core and cement. Once cured, their crew will then place the tank on the base and make an overflow hole in the top of the structure and attach a pipe to it that will extend six inches beyond the perimeter of the base. Crew members will also attach face boards to the roof of the building adjacent to the tank in order to create a suitable surface to which they can attach the gutters that will allow water to flow from the metal roof to the tank. Just before the outlet pipe reaches the tank, a “T” joint will be inserted to create a first flush, a rudimentary filtration system that reduces the amount of debris and contaminants that enter the tank. The crew will then construct a protective barrier around the tank and first flush, as well as a tap stand located slightly downhill of the tank. The rainwater collection system will be paired with four Sawyer Point One water filters in order to ensure that all water collection from the tank will be safe for drinking.
- Glendale Student Council members were given a choice of several different issues they could fund raise for to help a developing nation - Nearly all members expressed the desire to help a developing village have better access to clean water - Glendale students are smart! Donating money for access to clean water provides the most "bang for your buck" in terms of donation dollars. Providing clean water to a village is one of the most effective ways to improve the lives of villagers in developing nations
We are a small community school in Southern Minnesota. We want to participate for our Community Service class, to learn that we can make a difference from around the world. This is our first year participating.
H2O for Life’s service-learning opportunities are designed to engage, educate, and inspire youth to become global citizens. Our innovative school-to-school approach helps young people develop a concern for others by taking a major global crisis and scaling it down to a manageable size; one water project in the developing world. Through the service learning opportunity we provide, students learn that they can make a tangible difference for the students in their partner school.