Watch this amazing story of how a class of 2nd graders at The Haverford School raised money for charity: water. If they can do it, you can do it. (So do it! Give here.)
How they did it:
- Videos. Teachers showed a six-part learning series of videos in class, starting with a charity: water video.
- Crafts. Kids made 3D posters to visualize the water crisis and Walk for Water T-shirts and key chains in art class.
- Online research. Kids read blogs and other online materials from charity: water and the Peace Corps on water availability.
- Cultural dance event. The school hosted an African folklore dance event with local performers and drummers.
- Facts + stats. Kids learned facts about the water crisis and conservation; they presented book reports on African countries.
- Looping in parents. Teachers involved parents from the start and encouraged further learning and discussion about water at home.
- Walk for Water. The grand finale: The kids walked around their school’s track to raise money for a water project. Teachers then did follow-up the day after the walk, asking students to write how they felt to walk and why it was important to them.
Note: We’re partnering with charity: water to use the power of recommendations and referrals to bring clean, safe drinking water to developing nations. Almost a billion people on the planet don’t have access to clean drinking water. Unsafe water and a lack of basic sanitation cause 80% of all diseases and kill more people than all forms of violence, including war.
We’re going to raise $50,000 and build wells in 10 villages.