Owensboro Middle School Students Fundraising for "Water for South Sudan"

Do you have any spare change? A coin drive is underway, between each grade at Owensboro Middle School, to fund-raise for "Water for South Sudan"

Posted: Oct 13, 2021 6:51 PM
Updated: Oct 13, 2021 7:40 PM

The 6th, 7th, and 8th graders at Owensboro Middle School, are seeking everyone's loose change for a friendly competition.

Right before Fall Break, students at Owensboro Middle School finished reading the book "A Long Walk to Water" This book tells the story of Salva Dut, one of the thousands of "lost boys" who had to flee Sudan during their civil war. Salva Dut was able to seek refuge in the United States after years of treacherous conditions in South Sudan and began his project "Water for South Sudan". His nonprofit company builds wells for villages in Africa who do not have access to clean water, and the students want to be apart of that.

"I think it was an eye opener for them, that people still today, have to live with these types of issues," says Magen Gray, 7th Grade English Teacher

Now,  a coin drive is underway between each grade at OMS, from now until Christmas break. Each grade level will be competing to see who can collect the most money, in hopes to raise $500.

7th grader, Macey Kahn says, "its kinda sad knowing they don't have as much as we do, and we're so grateful, and not everyone has that"

To donate, contact : magen.gray@owensboro.kyschools.us

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