We are a IB School and want to give our children the understanding that being privileged should mean we ought to help those not so privileged.
While visiting this preschool for orphans this past summer, the awareness of not having access to water was right in front of me... no longer a distant concept that I heard or read about. These very sweet children, who already have so many challenges at the beginning of their young lives with having lost their parents, spend their days trying to learn at a school with a mud floor, no access to water, and a single latrine. Despite this, the children and the teachers were so happy and welcoming. I thought that this would be an ideal project and learning experience for the students of the Brisbane School District. We are fortunate enough to have easy access to clean water and sanitation facilities. This is one way to increase awareness about the water situation in other parts of the world, while helping these students and teachers have what we take for granted.
In 2017-2018 AVID 11 is organizing a set of fundraisers to purchase water filters for Puerto Rico. We have pledged to raise at least $750 through H2O for Life. They raised over $1200. Now in 2018-19, Ms. Schramm's World Studies class chose to donate to an H2O for Life project after learning about Africa in class. They voluntarily donate $100.
To celebrate February "I Love to Read" month, Buffalo Community Middle School participated in a school wide book study. The selected book was A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park. BCMS students and staff developed a greater global perspective and compassion for people who face great challenges each day.
Our Green Team (Environmental leadership team) will be using a Terra Cycle chip recycling plan and other fundraising mechanisms to contribute and help these students. Our school sets in suburban Minneapolis and considers composting, the environment, and service to be key pillars to who we are at BHS.
We want to participate because we'd like to make an impact on the world through means of water conservation and helping those in need of water. We were assigned a school project in which we are supposed to make an impact and learn in the process. We thought this would be a good way to be a positive force for change.
Every day, one billion people make a three hour journey to gather water! There is a water crisis throughout the world that is creating economic, social, educational and, worst of all, life threatening conditions. We can help change that statistic for 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.
When we made the decision to homeschool, none of us realized just how fulfilling it would be or how fortunate we are to be able to do so. As we worked through our Water Unit, we realized the importance of water in our world. We learned that not everyone has access to clean water. Women and children all over the world must walk miles to get water for their families. We realize just how important this access is as we are living through the COVID-19 pandemic. We believe all people should have access to clean water and we want to be part of the solution! Check the updates section to learn more about the crisis and to see the current “masklaces” we have available with a minimum $10 donation. MASK UP!!
Our motto at Canarelli Middle School is "Be the Change." And our plan is to: Enrich - Believe - Excel - and Become better citizens. We seek to ENRICH the happiness and well-being of people all over the world. We BELIEVE in habitually conducting ourselves with proper regard for the welfare of our global community. We EXCEL at living lives of connection in caring communities. We will BECOME the change we want to see in the world.
The INTERACT Club in Cannon Falls is the high school extension of the local Rotary Club. INTERACT participated in a project for a school in Malawi a couple of years ago and we wanted to participate again in helping H20 for Life bring clean water to children around the world. We will be doing another MORP, or backwards prom, along with a couple of other group activities to help raise funds for this event. We also want to partner with our local Rotary Club to draw attention to water quality issues in our community with Lake Byllesby and with our local rivers and streams. We are planning on a park and river clean up in the Spring. Our INTERACT Club is about promoting choices that make an impact here at home and that make a difference for people around the world.