Students at Orion Jr. High raise funds for a well in Kenya
Koins received a check over the weekend from Orion Jr. High School in Harrisville, Utah for just over $2,500. I corresponded by email with the principal of Orion, Kirt Swalberg, and this is what he told me about the fundraiser:
"It was a whole school effort. We showed part of your video clip about what the Kenyans had to do to get clean water and then I challenged them to raise $ 2,500 for a well. We had a 7th period class competition to see which class could bring in the most money. Our leadership hung up posters and promoted the project. The students had a great time and were excited to help. We look forward to seeing pictures of the well. It will be a nice thing for our students to see that they did make a difference."
What a pleasure it is to see young people making an effort to help those less fortunate. Their efforts will provide a fresh water well to a rural village in Kenya, allowing the women of that village to access clean water more easily. Their efforts will provide a life changing water source to an entire village.
|A Kenyan woman walking home after fetching water from a pond|
Asante sana, Orion!