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 want to make a change locally, nationally and globally. There are 8-12 service groups at the school, and we have all decided that Clean water is an issue we can all support!
In collaboration with my regional partners, mostly water organizations, universities, schools, and journalists in Singapore, Shanghai, Korea, Hong Kong, Australia, U.K. and the United States, my GWA (Global Water-Crisis Awareness) International Movement all started off when I suddenly realized that the global water crisis is already at our door step. It is not just about the crisis in Africa, Latin America, or Asia. Apart from the 36 states in the US suffering from water shortages due to severe droughts, rising temperature and increasing population, the devastating news on January 29th, 2014 takes this crisis to its next height - 17 communities in California may run out of water in the next 60-120 days! This is so real - a global water crisis, a silent killer is looming slowly but surely into your lives wherever you are. If you still think that you have nothing got to do with the imminent crisis, it is time for you to think again! More importantly, if we have the privilege to know, then we should have the duty to act!
The grade four class at Horizon Sendai Primary School had been learning about equal access to water in their unit of inquiry. Upon learning that several countries that did not have access to water the students replied unanimously that they wanted to help. Together they decided that they would help a school that needed access to water. They researched several different options and decided to raise money for Ebukhayi Primary School in Kenya.
Rotaract is a branch of Rotary for ages 18 - 30, we are a non-profit organization that believes in supporting our local and international communities! The Rotaract club of Kelowna was created to broaden our understanding of the local and international community and offer our service. We do this by volunteering at local events and hosting our own fundraisers to support local and international projects.
Kelowna Rotaract is a group of young professionals and community members who come together for personal growth, friendship, and to drive local and international change for good
H2O for Life has 7 climbers set to experience the opportunity of a lifetime in Tanzania and summit Africa’s tallest mountain – Mt. Kilimanjaro! To participate in the Charity Climb each individual needs to raise $5,000. Any additional funds are a direct donation to the life-changing work of H2O for Life. To donate to an individual climber's campaign, please click on the fundraiser below of the climber you would like to support. For detailed information on the climb go to this link, https://www.h2oforlifeschools.org/page/climb-kili
Our PreK-12 American International School has held Walks for Water in order to helps schools in need of accessible fresh drinking water and new latrines for the past two years. We are excited to have the opportunity again this year. The students at QSI Bratislava kick off their fundraising efforts each year on March 22nd - World Water Day. We fundraise for approximately one month leading up to our Walk for Water which ends our annual Earth Week - this year, our Walk for Water will be held on April 26th. We plan to have a coin drive as well as bakesales to support the project. Not only does H2O give all of our students an opportunity to help others but also raises awareness on a more global level.
We are a group of international students from QSI International School of Shekou in Shenzhen, China, and our goal is to create a safer, better world for children everywhere. We have an incredibly unique team of individuals who want to utilize their talents to make a difference. In the past years we have been involved in many community service activities, but as the opportunity to partner up with H2O For Life has been given to us, we've realized that this is our chance to create a world, more worth living in. Since we all live a life overseas, we have a very special chance to raise awareness of this issue to the largest population in todays world. And additionally to do our duty as international students, and come together to start working towards a solution to water pollution.
We recently engaged in a fundraising day to raise funds for charity. We chose H2O for Life and raised money selling homemade cookies around our local neighbourhood.