Every year Montessori of Maryknoll in Glen Ellyn, Illinios, a home-based Montessori school, reaches for the heart of compassion in their young students. As the students learn about the desperate need for water in the Azawak valley, the school holds a fundraiser for Amman Imman: Water is Life. The young students at the school get involved by preparing baked goods at home, growing plants at school, and then having a sale. This year, the students raised $221.30. By helping year after year as part of a collaborative effort of students around the world, these young students are empowered, knowing they are helping to meet the most basic needs of their African brothers and sisters. You can read the story from last year's fundraiser here.