|Students and families participated in A Walk for Water|
|The Potomac River|
The school sponsored "A Walk for Water" to support Amman Imman's projects in the region which
|Water bottles for the walkers|
Debra Kahn, director of Amman Imman's Wells of Love education program, spoke to the students about conditions in the Azawak region and how they could help. "These young leaders easily understood that "Water is Life" and must come come first," said Debra. "They related to it."
This was the first year the Montessori School of McLean participated in the Wells of Love program. Megan Fremming, a teacher at the school, organized the event. "Learning about the Azawak was so enriching for our students. I would like to make "A Walk for Water" a yearly activity for our school community," said Megan.
In addition to coming to the school in the spring and fall, Debra attended the community event. "My goal is to awaken students with stories and photos about children who are like them -- but do not have access to what's most essential, water," explained Debra. "Wells of Love seeks to instill a global awareness, compassion, and offer venues for social action. Several parents told me that my presentation made a big impression on their child. That was so gratifying to hear!"
Schools and groups who want to organize "A Walk for Water" can download a planning guide and contact firstname.lastname@example.org for additional resources.