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Water Filters for Ghana Rural Schools

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April 18, 2011

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BENEFITING: YOUNG LEADERS INITIATIVE

EVENT DATE: May 09, 2011

Joshua McKamie

THE STORY:

Need:
Clean water for schoolchildren to drink.

We are asking for monetary donations, which will be used to purchase water filtration systems for rural schools in Ghana (Africa). While working in Ghana for six months in 2010-2011, I worked in several rural schools, lecturing on the importance of health and hygiene.

When the talk focused on hydration, I knew that water drank by most rural residents was unfiltered and untreated, but I was surprised to see how dirty the water really was. School children drank from tanks that collected rainwater, or they carried water from streams and lakes. Dirty water is the number one cause of parasitic infection in children worldwide and a child that is constantly fighting infection cannot focus on learning. This is unacceptable and we want to help.

On May 8th, my friend Alex and I will be traveling back to Ghana. We hope to purchase as many clay pot water filters as we can for distribution to rural schools in Kpando, Volta Region. Last year, we distributed filters to over 20 schools and hope to expand this successful project this year.

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To This Fundraiser

$520

MONEY RAISED
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  • Joshua McKamie

    $30

  • Rebecca Findlay

    $15

  • Kevin Piotrowski

    $25

  • Carl Thomas Gladstone

    $30

  • Alex Marinica

    $50

  • Indervir Singh

    $25

  • Christina Marinakis

    $20

  • Elizabeth Adair

    $15

  • George Selaty

    $200

  • Jack Sawilowsky

    $30

  • Erica Swan!

    $20

  • Cassandra Sparks

    $30

  • Paula Green

    $30

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52% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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The Team: $520 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Joshua McKamie

Amount Raised

$520

 

52% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Carl Thomas Gladstone

Amount Raised

$0

Donor Comments

Paula Green

Paula Green

DONATION: $30

6 years ago

Cassandra Sparks

Cassandra Sparks

DONATION: $30

6 years ago

Erica Swan!

Erica Swan!

DONATION: $20

So exciting to see such young men who are striving for these huge goals. It's amazing to have a passion to help. I will pray for you guys and hopefully we can help, one step at a time! 6 years ago

Jack Sawilowsky

Jack Sawilowsky

DONATION: $30

6 years ago

George Selaty

George Selaty

DONATION: $200

6 years ago

Elizabeth Adair

Elizabeth Adair

DONATION: $15

6 years ago

Christina Marinakis

Christina Marinakis

DONATION: $20

6 years ago

Indervir Singh

Indervir Singh

DONATION: $25

6 years ago

Alex Marinica

Alex Marinica

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

Carl Thomas Gladstone

Carl Thomas Gladstone

DONATION: $30

6 years ago