CONNECT US WITH A SCHOOL

A complete education is one that helps students to develop a social conscience and an empowering belief in their own ability to effect change. Since the beginning, we’ve given talks at schools that wanted to take up our cause.

In working with schools, our goal is first to create awareness of the dire need for safe water in West Africa and the plight of women and girls who walk miles to find water. In almost all classrooms and assemblies, students found out about this problem for the first time. Their reaction? Shock at first, and then the motivation to take action.
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Chadwick School
Franklin Elementary
Ghana International School
Hamilton High School
Harvard-Westlake
Iroquois Point Elementary School

Los Angeles Senior High School
Marlborough School
Piedmont Elementary School
Santa Monica College
St. Paul the Apostle
Vistamar School

  FOR STUDENTS  

HELP RAISE AWARENESS

You can help by educating your friends, family, and community about the water crisis in West Africa. You can also have an impact by bringing this issue to the attention of local, state, and national leaders. You will find plenty of information on our website about the dangers of contaminated water and the difference that access to safe water can make in the lives of the people who benefit from our water projects.

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IDEAS FOR RAISING AWARENESS

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Like us on Facebook and post a link to our website on your friends' walls.

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Re-tweet our tweets.

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Prepare a presentation for your class, club, church, or neighborhood.

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Write a letter to the editor of your school or local newspaper.

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Put up posters around your school or neighborhood.

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Write songs, poems, or articles about the issue and get them published in your school newspaper or yearbook.

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Ask your teacher if you or she could invite someone from Wells Bring Hope to make a presentation.

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Write a letter to leaders in your community and let them know that this issue is important to you.

HELP RAISE MONEY

Each well costs $5,600, and while that number might seem huge, every dollar helps. You can aim for one well or “a piece of a well.” One of the fun parts about raising money is coming up with the plan for how you’re going to do it. It’s time to get creative! Put on your “thinking caps” and brainstorm with your friends and classmates.

IDEAS FOR RAISING MONEY

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Throw a bake sale or a candy sale, or host an ice cream sundae bar.

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Ask a restaurant to give you a piece of their profits for a day. Some do that—try Shakey's, Yogurtland and others.

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Hold an electronics recycling drive at your school.

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Put on a concert, a play, a talent show, or another type of entertainment for your community.

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Hold a change drive.

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Sell one-day uniform passes.

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Organize a race/walk or a dance-a-thon.

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Set up a weekend car wash.

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Convince a teacher or administrator to agree to do something crazy like shave his head or agree to be in a dunk tank if you raise a set amount of money.

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Start a school delivery service where students pay to have flowers, balloons, or candy delivered to their friends during the school day. This works particularly well during holidays; think Halloween candy, candy canes, or roses for Valentine's Day.

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Recruit sponsors and hold a raffle for items donated by people in your community.

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Organize a community yard sale, or see if your school has any old P.E. equipment and hold a gym sale.

FOR PARENTS AND TEACHERS

Wells Bring Hope’s Curriculum Guide will help you to connect classroom curriculum with real world issues relating to geography, ecology, sociology, health, human rights, education, social justice, and gender roles in rural society.

If you are in Southern California, we can provide you with a speaker and can customize a presentation for the budding activists at your school.

For more information, contact: kate@wellsbringhope.org