Books live beyond the pages. Fictional characters and their situations serve as mirrors into our own lives and windows into others’. (I wish I could claim credit for that…)
Our class read:
…and from there, as we read and learned about Nya and Salva, a new course was set.
You can check the page I made for the book and see that we quickly learned a lot about the water situation in Africa…. and set about to make a difference.
My college friend runs an organization:
It’s similar to Salva’s own organization:
So I decided to sign up for the
Because of the distance to the Ugandan Water Project 5K, my students weren’t able to join my run, but they supported me in other ways, like….
Buying pictures of my face for $1 and decorating them. I called it “defacing my face”. Here is some of their “artwork”.
Yes, they apparently had some fun. (Don’t worry—I’ll find a way to get even…..)
I headed yesterday to the run. I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves:
[click the above picture for the SpinCam]
Thank you to all who made the day a success. Because of your involvement, more people in Ugandan villages will have access to clean water using this cool system:
Easily accessible water = no need for children to make day-long walks for water = more time for other things, such as education.
We can’t change everything, but we can change some things.