The Big Sun Foundation is aiming to raise $5,000 to help the Totolya Primary School in Guatemala gain access to improved water, sanitation, and hygiene education. There are a total of 70 families in the San Lucas Toliman municipality, and the school, right next to the town meeting hall, is the prominent feature of the community. Both the teachers and parents have actively demonstrated great interest, enthusiasm and gratitude towards the installation of the water tank.
From the shores of Lake Erie to the Atlantic coast, John Reid and Mark Dudek will be embarking on a 1,600 mile biking adventure from Cleveland, OH to Miami, FL beginning May 2nd. In doing so, we will be raising money for clean water projects at schools in Nicaragua and Ghana. Living in the US, most of us take clean water for granted–we never think twice about where we’ll get our next drink, let alone worry about if it will make us sick. However, the world is currently amidst an extreme water crisis. Twenty-nine percent of people in the world do not have access to clean drinking water and 1.2 million people die every year due to unsafe water sources. In Africa, women and children walk an average of 3.5 miles every day to collect 40 pounds of water to provide for their families and village. These disparities highlight the need for change. The good news is that we can make a difference! A $50 donation provides one person with access to clean water for life, but any amount can make a tremendous impact. If you are unable to donate, we understand and any positive vibes sent our way are still much appreciated! The projects we are sponsoring directly support safe water, sanitation, and hygiene education implementation at the involved schools. The addition of these facilities improves the students’ health and learning environment by reducing the incidence of water and sanitation related diseases. Additionally, students will be able to devote more time to their studies as they will no longer have to fetch water throughout the day. To learn more details about each project, click on the links below titled "Akome Senior High Technical School" and "San Luis, Achiote". This journey has been made possible through the generosity of Katie Spotz, who awarded Mark with a grant to pursue an adventure of his choosing. Thank you all for your unwavering support and love. Let’s Ride!! (We are currently working to remove the amount column from the donation section. Please submit your donation as anonymous if you do not wish for your name to be displayed.)
Bishop Abraham Elementary school is comprised of 249 students from Kindergarten to Grade 6. We were very excited to help out Taita School in Tanzania last year. Our school was very grateful to the other schools who helped us with the project. The students in our school, through the Social Action committee and The Rotary club are learning to become Global Citizens.It is very important to help our neighbors both near and far.
We are a group of well educated and opened minded students who want to make a better impact on the world. We would be holding school activities to raise money for these fundraisers.
What is the problem that needs to be addressed in the industry/ community? Water is scarce and unsanitary. What is something you would like to do to help solve this issue? I would like to contribute to the fund raising effort to bring students attending Ndubai Primary School a Rain Catchment Tank, New Latrines, and a Handwashing Station. $2400 out of $4400 are still needed. There is no minimum funding goal to achieve. All help will contribute to bettering the lives of Ndubai Primary School students. How will this positively impact the community? (What do you hope to accomplish?) Abroad: For one, Blackstone Academy can proudly claim to be one of the very few, if not the only school in RI, to be partnered with a sister school abroad in need of water. Blackstone: The fundraising efforts that will be undertaken will result in educating Blackstone students of the importance of water. My goal besides actually bringing clean drinking water to a school that needs it, is to persuade the Blackstone community to more efficiently and appreciatively use water. I’d like to partner Blackstone Academy with a school abroad that is need of clean drinking water, Ndubai Primary School in Kenya. I will hold a school-wide fundraiser. This won’t be the standard fundraiser competition with a pizza party at the end. Blackstone as a whole will work towards raising funds to aid our partner school. To reduce project complexity, all donations will be made in the main office, where funding would be most secure. Most revenue will be made from students that hold jobs and are willing to bring collection boxes to their their respective jobs and collect money at the cash register. I work at Walgreens, a corporate company, and have done this with the ‘Pennies for Patients’ fundraiser with adequate success.
We are a preK-8 school in Blue Hill, Maine. Our 7th grade class recently read the book "A Long Walk to Water" and was inspired to find a way to help. The 7th grade is leading a whole school effort to raise awareness and funds to support water initiatives around the world.
Bluff Creek Elementary is a public elementary school serving students in grades K-5. We are beyond excited for the opportunity to help support schools in need around the world! Project Impact involves 5th graders in learning project management skills through civic engagement. The United Nations Sustainable Development goals serve as inspiration for the 12 local and global service projects. The youth in Project Impact H2O are supporting the Global Goal "Clean Water and Sanitation" by choosing to support Alipi Primary School. Students will work together to host a lemonade stand and walk for water to support public awareness and fundraising efforts.
As IB Students we want to find a project where we can think globally and act locally.