Some of our Youth Group kids are students at Merton Williams Middle School in Hilton, NY. Their school is raising funds to help support the Ugandan Water Project. They made a presentation and a display shared in church today and have shared ways that people in the congregation can make a donation, if they wish to. Below is a copy of the presentation they made today:
Did you know that drinking unclean water can lead to many diseases? Did you know that 3.4 million people die each year from water, sanitation, and hygiene related causes? Did you know that women and children in Uganda carry 40-50 pound containers of water over a mile from their water source each day? Merton Williams Middle School wants to do something about it and you can help too! Here is how!
The Ugandan Water Project was founded in 2008 by 3 friends who were talking about the problems of everyday life in Uganda at a neighbor's BBQ. It has grown from just a small side project for the Isaiah 6 Ministries to a humanitarian non-profit organization.
The Ugandan Water Project identifies communities in need of help in Uganda. They help organizations plan fundraisers, and then use that money to install the life saving water projects. They provide clean water, sanitation, and hygiene resources to communities in Uganda. Our school is trying to raise enough money for the rain water collection system that will last around 30 years. They also repair wells and provide tools for their maintenance. The Sawyer Filters are used to clean the water and build hand washing stations in the schools. So far this year 62 projects have been funded and 12,234 people have been helped.
We are collecting money and returnable bottles to help raise funds for our school to donate. We will be collecting here until October 14th. Thank you for helping our school raise money to help the people of Uganda!
Our youth, in Grade 6 and above, participate in a Youth Group in addition to Sunday School. This group has social time together as well as participating in a variety of mission and outreach projects.