Northport 'Me to We' students know the value of clean water
by Sandy Lindsay

April 17, 2017


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Divisional champions of the intramural BUMP competition

(L-R) Ms. Courtney, Britain Marshall, Kayla Atkinson, Ariana Santin, Wesley Grant, Alexandra Eddie, Chad Lawrence, Wyatt McNabb and Mr. Bertrand

Students competed at break times shooting hoops and battling out their competition

Over the last few weeks, the 'Me to We' group at Northport has been spreading awareness about water quality and quantity around the world. 

In late March and early April, students have collected over $3000!  Money collected will be donated via the WE organization to construct clean water kiosks for a community ($100), clean water for a family for life ($250) or rehabilitation of a community well ($1000).

During the week of April 10th to 13th, the 'Me to We' members walked and carried water every recess to experience what many young children in third world countries do daily. 

Every day, women and children around the world spend 200 million hours fetching water, often from sources full of harmful contaminants.  In some countries, women and children have to walk over 3.7 miles a day to fetch water, and often girls are unable to attend school because of trekking long distances. 

Northport students ask ... How far would you walk for water?  Help make water a right not a privilege!

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