Benoist Farms Elementary School has chosen to participate in the H2O for Life fundraiser because our students understand the importance of helping others.... whether within our community or around the world. The "Water Wobble" event, which is a dance in our cafeteria, gives our students a chance to have fun but also raise donations for a very important cause.
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.
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 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.
Taking ACTION is part of the IB framework of learning at Forest Park Elementary IB World School. One of our goals is for our students to take action as an extension of their learning. We want to provide experiences for our students to learn from; leading them to take ACTION in the service of others. This is a great opportunity to help others and to model ACTION for our students.
H2O for Life gives us the opportunity to help others who aren’t as fortunate as we are and give them the chance to have better lives. We’re very lucky to have the lives we have today, and we find it unfair that children our age can’t get a proper education. They don’t even have a simple necessity, like clean water, something that we take for granted every day. It’s so easy for us to walk to our fridge, just one room over, and grab a bottle of fresh water only to drink half and leave the rest to go to waste. The water that we “couldn’t finish” could quench the thirst of a family. Participating in H2O for Life enables us to help families and children in need, in the best way we can, from our small town. This is such an eye opening experience that has taught us so much about the importance of just one sip of clean water.
As International Baccalaureate students, we recognize that many people in other countries are not as fortunate as we are. Many things we take for granted are a necessity in other parts of the world. We are commitment to our community and we appreciate other cultures which bring new ideas to our life. Through our community project we enhance and polish understanding of other societies and we increase our tolerance and acceptance for others.
Our vision at Macfarlane Park Elementary is to “create an advanced elementary program where students become aware of the shared humanity that binds all people together and develop respect for the variety of cultures and attitudes that adds to the richness of life”. Macfarlane Park Magnet international studies experience enriches and broadens the learning experiences of our students by instilling the principles of international understanding, with a focus on the whole child. We feel that H20 for Life will give our students a great opportunity to see those shared needs we have as humans and the disparity of how those needs are met around the world. We look forward to making a difference!
Maclay School wants to Help! We want to make a difference in the lives of others and by making it possible for children to go to school and not have to worry about water concerns seems to be a good way to help. We hope that through our efforts we can help provide a better educational environment for the students of Magungu Primary so they might have the opportunity to take full advantage of the learning process taking place at their school.
Oasis Middle School wishes to fund raise for H2O for Life projects because we understand that some groups do not have the same opportunities and comfortable lifestyle as we do in the United States. Funding for this will change many lives in Africa and will inspire others to do the same.