“Walk for Water” May 8 to raise money to drill a well for Ugandan school
On May 8, 7th graders will walk to raise money to build a well for a primary school in Uganda. To simulate how many African women and children walk an average of four miles each day just to secure clean water for their families, Greenhills students will walk four miles and carry three two-liter bottles filled with water.
Students hope to raise $3,800 for the project through donations and by selling GH20 wristbands at school for $2.
“The goal of the walk is to help our students see themselves as global citizens who can take positive action to contribute to the global community,” says 7th grade principal Ann Novak. “This project is an extension of the seventh-grade water curriculum, but with sustainability and service learning at the core. We hope the Greenhills community will help support the students in this effort by donating or buying a GH20 wristband.”