Students Fight Hunger and Thirst with Empty Bowls

6th grade students at Chevy Chase Elementary School in Maryland held an Empty Bowl fundraiser for Amman Imman and raised $900!  These students are part of the Middle Years Program (MYP) of the International Baccalaureate.

In conjunction with their studies of West African music, art and folk tales, the students heard Amman Imman's presentation about water scarcity in the Azawak. The stories inspired the students; they continued to talk about it after the presentation and they wanted to help. In art, the students made beautiful clay bowls that symbolized their assertion that no one should suffer from hunger or thirst. Each bowl sold for $10 each. At the assembly,  students performed a folk tale from West Africa, played djembe drums and lent their voices to West African songs, and shared a video they made with photos and student commentary about their projects.  

We are most grateful for the talent, energy and compassionate hearts of these amazing students! Thank you, CCES!


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