Our school mission is to prepare our students to make a positive contribution as they live and work in an ever-changing world. H2O for Life completely aligns with this mission. Our students are from low-income, highly mobile families. Maybe because their needs are not always met they understand the idea of wanting and not always having the basics. They were excited about the idea of raising money for a well to provide clean water.
Music For a Cause is a group at Century College dedicated to service using music. We support various causes by putting on events to raise funds and awareness, as well as help other groups who reach out to us for support. We are working with H2O for life as a way to get involved with a group that has a global impact and that has ties to our local area.
Virginia Fleming was a driving force behind H2O for Life. It was her love for people, social justice and Africa that opened the eyes of others to the need for water, sanitation and hygiene education around the world. "Nana" or "Auntie Ginny" to many, was loved by all and shared her spirit and love for life will everyone. She traveled to Kenya on numerous occasions, and developed many friendships in the communities that she visited. She would be delighted to know that a school in Kenya will receive the gift of water, sanitation and hygiene education that will be life-changing.
As an IB World School we believe in supporting local and global service learning projects. H2O for Life is one of our global service learning projects that our students are taking on this school year. As an IB World School, North View students are asked to think globally and act locally. Students in our Individuals and Societies classes and our Science classes have studied Africa as a region of the world and learned about water resources and the struggles that some areas of the world have with getting and keeping water clean. Our students have a strong desire to do what they can to help the children in this part of the world.
In 6th grade Critical Thinking class we are working towards raising awareness and making a difference with the global water crisis. We will be reading the book, "A Long Walk to Water" as well as doing our own walk for water during the last week of school. We are 5 "Critical Thinking" classes coming together to help fund a project in South Sudan. We are taking part in a "global water crisis" unit, which includes a walk for water service learning project to give back. We are currently reading the book, "A Long Walk to Water", and will be walking at the end of November.
The Oneka BOSS (Bears Outstanding Service Superheroes) group is ending our year of service with a fundraiser for H2O for Life. After participating in We Day, our 4th and 5th grade members were inspired to make a difference in our community, our country, and our world.
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.
Believing that it is through connecting people across borders and cultures that we build the relationships that create understanding, the mission of People to People International is to offer multinational experiences that foster cross cultural learning, develop global leadership skills, and connect with an international network of people committed to making a positive difference in the world.