Elmora School 12’s National Junior Honor Society and WE Program students started the Water Princess Project to raise awareness about the water crisis in Africa. Mrs. Dabrowski, the National Junior Honor Society and WE Advisor, instructed students to read the book “The Water Princess” to all of the elementary classes. The book is based on the childhood experience of Georgie Badiel. Georgie lived in a tiny village in Burkina Faso. She remembers how she spent every day walking miles with a jug on her head to collect water.
Students were excited to skype with Ms. Georgie Badiel where they asked her about her hardships of not having the luxury of clean water in her home.
In celebration of Black History Month and the 100th Day of School, an assembly was held where 4th grade students from Mrs. Duda and Mrs. Henkel’s Classes presented a project that incorporated math, language arts, and science. The assembly opened with students singing an inspiring song written with water relating lyrics adapted to John Lennon’s, “Imagine.” Students each placed $1.00 in a water well to demonstrate to students that if they too donate a dollar it will help us reach our goal of raising $3000.00 for a well in a school in Burkina Faso.
The 4th Grade students also filled a poster with 100 raindrops listing a hundred uses of water. The Water Princess story has really encouraged us to help make a difference. Students are excited to know that as a team we will help saves lives of so many children in Africa. What a wonderful feeling!
Students are learning that “the giving heart receives the most.”