Issaquah High School to benefit water supply in Africa

March 13, 2012

By Staff

Hall Monitor Julia Weiner Issaquah High School

Water. Whether it comes in a bottle, from a sink or we are swimming in it on a hot (well, here in Washington, mildly warm) summer day, it is an undeniable necessity.

Most of us are lucky enough to say that we have access to water whenever we want it. This seems like a given, but we often take it for granted.

In honor of Tolo week, Issaquah High School has begun an amazing project. The Associated Student Body is asking for donations to support charity: water, a nonprofit organization designed to bring clean water to parts of the world that do not have it as easy as we do.

At a recent assembly, students watched a video about these countries, and the facts were shocking. We came to learn that there are a billion people in the world without access to clean water. That means one in every eight human beings in our world are not able to turn on the faucet or open the fridge and grab an ice-cold water bottle.

The only water that is available to them does much more harm than good. Unsafe water causes many diseases that kill innocent people. The United Nations even thinks “one-tenth of the global disease burden can be prevented simply by improving water supply and sanitation.”

After learning these facts, we realized it’s time to do our part. Issaquah High School students are joining together to donate money to build a well in Africa. IHS is making a difference. Are you?

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One Response to “Issaquah High School to benefit water supply in Africa”

  1. Nick Ryder on March 20th, 2012 8:05 am

    Awesome article! Thank you so much for spreading the word. We are trying to reach our goal of $5,000 by the end of March. If every citizen of Issaquah donated just 1 dollar, we would reach our goal many times over! You can help us at http://www.mycharitywater.org/ihs.

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