Sunday, May 15, 2016

Raising awareness and money for solutions.

May 15, 2016
By CBC News

Esterhazy High School students took time out of their weekend and walked 17 kilometres, raising $6,800 towards digging a new well in an African country. 

In March, a group of students(click here) from the high school in Esterhazy, Sask., had the chance to be a part of We Day, and they're doing the best they can to return in 2017.
This weekend, students at the Esterhazy High School, about 230 kilometres east of Regina, held a Walk for Water fundraiser promoting the international organization Water Aid, a group focused on providing fresh, clean water for communities in Africa.
Grade 11 student Jordan Junek is part of school's activist group and was one of thousands of students who attended We Day this year.
"Part of getting invited is, the group you're going with has to make a plan for some sort of global action," Junek said, adding they wanted to focus on global water poverty. Their goal was to raise money for a well in Africa.
After learning at a Regina seminar how many people don't have access to clean, fresh water, the group decided global water poverty was the issue they would focus on....