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Mrs. Q and Second Graders Walked for Water

Mrs. Quigley’s along with Joey from her class and  Jackie from Mrs. Kuieck’s class walked  for water today!  They walked  2.4 miles to get water it back to to the filters at Huizenga Park.   Why would they do this?  To develop an understanding and appreciation for people in countries like Rwanda where the average person walks 3.7 miles to get water with ‘Jerry Cans’ for the day.  Joey, Jackie and Mrs. Q tried carrying these jerry cans –and found it very hard.  They had to work together to carry one can!

They learned that in Rwanda, a child dies every 20 seconds due to water born illnesses.  TThe money that was raised today from their today walk will be used by two organizations to build water filters for many families in Rwanda.