Exciting news from SLAM, Ascension Catholic Academy’s summer program: Two groups of STEM scholars are learning about the global water crisis. As part of their service learning, they will work with H2O for Life to fund a new borehole well at Lunguma Primary School in Lobule, a large refugee camp in western Uganda. The total needed for this project is $3,850.
The scholars are planning a water-carrying fundraiser on Wednesday, July 24. From 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., each scholar will walk 15 laps around the Ascension Campus block carrying two gallons of water. This is about half of the weight that many people around the world must carry and half the time they spend carrying it to get clean water each day.
How you can help:
1. Donate gallon jugs of drinking water by Tuesday July 23. Scholars will carry the jugs and afterward donate them to Sharing and Caring Hands, which helps homeless people in Minneapolis.
2. Sponsor the walk: Donate a dollar per lap, or more if you are able.
3. Stop by Ascension School for a craft/refreshment sale on Thursday, July 25.