WMS Water Walk Raises Awareness and Funds

WMS Water Walk Raises Awareness and Funds
Posted on 05/21/2018
West Middle School students are making a global impact.
Friday's Water Walk was the culmination of a yearlong, student-organized project.
Seventh graders have been raising money to build a well, latrines and hygiene facility for a primary school in Malawi, Africa.
The grand total raised is $3,250, more than three times the original goal.
Students walked around their school, into Recreation Park and back again, each carrying a gallon of water.
Organizers say the walk puts into perspective the lengths some of the children in Africa go to just to provide water for themselves.
"Well I'm just happy to say that I'm a part of it and that I helped get three thousand dollars raised to build a fresh water well," said seventh-grader Corby Guba.
James Leitner, a clean water activist, was there to speak about his work in African countries and encourage students to keep changing the world.
They'll continue doing so by donating all of the water they walked with to a local Red Cross shelter. Watch the story on WBNG.
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