As our Community Water Walk approaches (the event will take place on Monday, October 22nd), Concordia students continue to learn about water scarcity and inequalities in our world. Our students are responding with passionate concern for the billion people in our world who do not have access to clean water.
Here are some of the amazing things happening on campus:
1) Middle School students have been researching water access issues for weeks and are now preparing to interview Josh Lange, director of the Concordia Welfare and Education Foundation, about his work with water projects in rural China, particularly Yunnan province.
2) Grade 4 students have been writing stories and drawing pictures and recently put together an inspiring promotional video about the Water Walk.
3) Grade 8 students are writing and drawing illustrations for children’s books that they will publish and share with elementary school students at Concordia (service learning and literacy combined!).
4) Grade 11 and 12 students in the Global Development Studies class listened to Middle School teacher Brad Newell tell stories about his time in Sudan in 2001 when he visited a rural community lacking clean water.
5) All divisions are gearing up for the Water Walk, promoting the event, raising funds and preparing for Salva Dut’s visit on October 24 and 25. Salva, a former “lost boy” of Sudan, runs Water for South Sudan and has devoted his life to bringing clean water to rural communities in his home country.
There’s a deep sense of awareness developing among Concordia students about water and its value around the world, as well as our responsibility to respond and help others who lack access to this precious resource.
Want to read more? Check out our earlier article, along with the video made by Concordia high school students.