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Bradford Second Graders Hold WaterThon

Monday, June 11, 2018

2nd Graders struggle with gallon jugs filled with water.

Second graders at Bradford School held their 7th Annual WaterThon on June 5 in Mountainside Park, partnering with The Project Solution, a donor community founded in 2009.  The mission of The Project Solution is to encourage philanthropy and to create quantifiable change in distressed areas of the world.

The second grade students and their families, Principal Naomi Kirkman and second grade teachers Marcie Chanin, Laurie Durber and Kelly Russo have been helping to bring the most basic of human needs, water, to students in other countries. The last few years have focused on schools located in the poorest regions of North Sulawesi, Indonesia. This years' WaterThon outreach will be in the same region and will fund another water catchment and filtration system, this one for the Tambun School.

In conjunction with this fundraiser, the students learn about the water cycle and water scarcity issues around the world. The event itself had all of the second graders walking a small outdoor loop in Mountainside Park while carrying one gallon jugs of water to give the students some small sense of the challenges that other children face around the world in transporting water.

A few second-grade smiles in the middle of water chores

Read more about Bradford’s partnership with The Project Solution:

  • Likupang Water Tanks (2017 WaterThon)
  • Nain Water Tanks (2016 WaterThon)
  • Jose Marti Sanitation (2015 WaterThon)
  • Ibal-Acha Water  (2014 WaterThon)
  • Ibal-Acha Benches (2013 WaterThon)
  • Kitayenga Water Tank (2012 WaterThon)

 

Updated: 6/11/2018