More than 1.1 billion people in the world lack access to safe drinking water; this is one of the reasons why Benoist Farms Elementary is raising money to help a school in Nicaragua with no running water. The school set the goal to collect $750 to purchase a hand washing station for the school.
The students, teachers and staff members at Benoist Farms were been able to raise over $1800 through various activities and just recently through a Water Walk. Everyone gathered in the parking lot and walked around the bus loop to support this cause. “Running water is a luxury in many countries around the world. We are happy to create awareness among our students as to the importance of issues like this and how we can come together as a community to help others,” said Mrs. Kimberly Rogers.
This initiative is in conjunction with the non-profit organization H20 for Life which connects schools in the United States with schools in developing countries to complete WASH (WAter, Sanitation, and Hygiene) in Schools projects.
Students are able to build an allegiance to and an understanding of their partner school through curriculum and experiential learning while raising funds for WASH in Schools projects. 100 percent of contributions raised by schools goes directly to partner school projects.
To obtain more information about H20 for Life visit www.h2oforlifeschools.org.
For more information contact Kimberly Rogers at (561) 383-9700 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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