April 27th is WE Walk for Water Day. This Global initiative has been embraced by the Waterloo Catholic District School Board and our school will be participating in the event to raise awareness and funds during the week of April 23-27th.
Students from St. Anne’s will be walking a total of 5 km each during this week. Students will be walking the perimeter of the school yard each day at 12:25 for 20 minutes. Student volunteers will be carrying large jugs of water as a symbol of the effort that some women must go through in developing countries around the world to provide their families with water.
“Every day, women and children around the world spend 200 million hours fetching water—often from sources full of harmful contaminants. But when you help a family gain access to clean, safe drinking water in their own community, you open the door to better health and a better world.”
It has been shown that when communities have access to clean water, girls can attend school, parents can run sustainable farms and families can break the cycle of poverty. Just $25 gives one person clean water for life.
We are asking that during this week, students please donate $2 in support of our campaign. Our goal is to raise over $800.
If you would like to learn more about this worthy cause, we invite you to visit https://www.we.org for more information.
On behalf of the Social Justice Committee and the Green Team, we thank you for your support.