AWFW 2015 Update: More Musical Guests and Activities for All Ages!

The 2015 A Walk for Water is just 15 days away, and Amman Imman is setting the stage for a great event. Our activities planned for the day continue to expand, and we are excited to share some of them with you. People continue to register daily for the 5K Walk, taking advantage of the registration fee before it increases, ensuring that students gain their SSL hours, and helping us in our efforts to provide sustainable resources to the people of the Azawak.

Amman Imman staff and volunteers and the John F. Kennedy High School staff and students are working hard to bring a wonderful global experience to you and the community.
Check out our event update!

Photo Exhibit Reveals the Azawak Story

An exhibit at the John F. Kennedy High School in Silver Spring highlights not only the story of Amman Imman's mission of bringing clean water to West African communities, but also reveals the story of the Azawak people.

Inspiring photographs, that are sometimes hopeful and sometimes haunting, adorn the small space, while quotes interspersed between the pictures touch upon the journey of the amazing Azawak people. Layered amongst the image and text are artifacts from the region including beautiful handmade items such as purses, slippers, and wooden spoons. The exhibit is a multi-dimensional tribute to Amman Imman's efforts in helping shape the Azawak valley, as well as a tribute to the strength of the people. The exhibit was curated by Amman Imman volunteer Roopa Kosuri.

Activities for All Ages

Drumming Workshop

Michael Kweku Owusu will conduct a drumming workshop for attendees. Kweku founded Drumming up from Poverty whose mission is to improve the quality of life of street children living in the heart of Ghana by mentoring them in traditional drumming, dancing and drum making. By teaching children drum-making, drumming and dancing, they learn valuable skills for their futures while developing a strong sense of cultural pride and heritage. Come learn how Ghanaian drums are made and how you can make wonderful sounds that resound in Africa, and now in Silver Spring! Learn more about Kweku here.

Friendship Exchange

Make a bracelet for a new friend in the Azawak! This fun activity for all ages provides individuals with the opportunity to create a craft and a personal card for children in the Azawak. This creative exchange unites cultures and people. The next time Amman Imman Founder and Executive Director Ariane Kirtley and her family travel to Niger, they will bring these bracelets and cards to one of our borehole communities.

Music of Compassion

Andrew Kutt

Andrew Kutt, founder of the Oneness-Family School in Chevy Chase MD, will perform his famous song, May the Water Flow (for the people of the Azawak).

Andrew has nearly 30 years of experience as a Montessori teacher, administrator, teacher trainer and consultant. Andrew is the author of Living in Harmony, a self-published book that offers virtue lessons based on historical heroic figures, as well as of numerous articles on education, child development and modern society. Andrew is an accomplished poet and songwriter, with 5 CD’s and hundreds of songs to his credit. He has performed at a wide variety of venues and his songs were recently performed by a children's choir in South Carolina.

Lucy Billings

To help raise awareness of the clean water crisis in Africa, singer-songwriter Lucy Billings has released a powerful music video of the title track from her latest release, CARRY THE WATER. As a further commitment to this cause, Lucy is donating a percentage of the proceeds from sales of the CD to Amman Imman. We are excited to announce that Lucy will be doing a live performance of CARRY THE WATER at the 2015 A Walk for Water event. You can watch the video and find out more about Lucy at


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