Loveland students raise money for well construction in South Sudan
Friday, Oct. 31, all 375 sixth-grade students at Loveland Intermediate School (LIS) will carry a gallon of water and walk a couple of miles in an effort to raise money for the construction of a well in South Sudan. It is all part of a reading project that inspired Teacher Jennifer Kirby to take action. Students read A Long Walk to Water, by Linda Sue Park – a story about the great distance children in Africa have to walk to retrieve water for their family daily.
In an effort to support Salva Dut’s (the main character in the book) efforts to build wells in South Sudan through his organization, Water for South Sudan, Loveland students organized the Walk for Water. Students are seeking sponsorship to carry the gallon of water as they walk between two and three miles. The student goal is to raise $5,000 – enough money to construct a well.
The walk takes place at LIS 8 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 31. Donations can be made by contacting LIS.