Bringing Water to its People
The scarcity of safe drinking water affects the quality of life of millions of people worldwide, and most diseases in the developing world are linked to the consumption of contaminated water. This project introduces young people to the theme of water, and allows them to be part of the solution by building a well in an Indian village.
Through a range of activities, students raise $850 for the building of a well.
In addition to providing drinking water for some 250 people, SOPAR motivates the community to become more involved in its development and we also offer training in health and hygiene to village residents.
SOPAR will have the name of the school engraved at the bottom of the well and the school will receive a commemorative plaque with the photo of the well!
Registration occurs between September and February. It is possible to register after February. However, if you do so, SOPAR cannot guarantee the commemorative plaque will be sent before the end of the school year.
Before you begin fundraising activities, take time to inform students about the theme of your chosen component (i.e. Water or Education). Feel free to use the educational material provided to you!
Take the time needed to help your students raise funds by conducting various social activities. Use the facilitator’s guide and tip sheet to aid you, as they contain many helpful suggestions.
Participate with your students in the Walk for Water!