Aid for Africa is a charity alliance of U.S.-based nonprofits and their African partners working to help children, families, and communities throughout Sub-Saharan Africa. Aid for Africa members are all dedicated to solving the complex, inter-related challenges facing Africa. Our members realize that, as effective as they each are on their own, they can be even more powerful when they approach Africa’s issues as a group. Together our members, with their partners on the ground in Africa, touch almost every aspect of the African community. Whether they are collecting and distributing books to school children, introducing medical strategies to combat the spread of HIV/AIDS, or identifying and supporting women’s micro-enterprise projects, Aid for Africa’s members have one thing in common—a passionate desire to help the people of Africa solve critical problems and build a better future for their children and communities. Organizations wishing to become part of the Aid for Africa partnership must meet stringent tests of fiscal accountability, governance and programmatic impact.
We are surrounded by water here on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, and we are fortunate to have a brand new school building with beautiful bathrooms and clean water. We would like to help students in other countries have access to clean water and sanitation through H2O for Life!
The students at Elizabeth Seton High School donate time to service to others every year. Usually, these service opportunities are through local organizations in the Washington, D.C. area.
We understand each day almost a billion people make a three-hour journey to gather water! Gaithersburg High School is concerned about the water crisis school children encounter each and every day. We want to be a part of the solution. Our school is hoping to raise $2,000.00 for a school in need. Every penny raised by our students will be matched by the in-country implementing organization and 100% of what is raised will go directly to our school partner project. We want our students to know that by working together, we can make a difference in the world. We hope all students in our school will benefit from our partnership with H20 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 surround water in our world.
Oklahoma Road Middle School was inspired by a lesson taught by 6th grade math teacher Mrs. Morgan. As a school we learned about Water Crisis and the struggles that many people have to face daily in order to get water. Two eighth graders, Sasa M. and James M. as well as their team decided to do something about the problem and help people in developing countries. Our school held a Walk for Water and fundraiser to raise money for people in developing countries. With this fundraiser Oklahoma Road Middle School was able to raise $2,000 to help the Water Crisis.
South Carroll High School’s National Honors Society (NHS) proudly presents its second annual Walk for Water event! With strong leadership and dedication, we launched this event last year with the goal to ACT LOCALLY to IMPACT GLOBALLY. Through this project we are promoting community awareness of the global water crisis while providing education on the need for widespread water conservation. After researching and learning about the global water crisis we want to make others conscious of how precious our water resources are, and how fortunate our community is to have clean and constant access to this finite basis of life. Last year’s walk raised over $5000 with more than 200 participants walking and even more donating, and provided a fun time for everyone! This year we want to make our event even bigger and better. We are trying to raise $7000 for a school in Mozambique and the Dominican Republic. With your help, whether it’s participating in our walk or donating, will make a difference for these children. All we ask is that you bring an open mind to hearing their story and their daily struggles to attain water. Please encourage your friends, families, teachers, and businesses to come support and be part of our big event! Our event information can be found below, in addition to a portal to sign up to either donate to our cause or just sign up to walk. South Carroll’s NHS appreciates all your support and efforts to take part in our cause.