I've had the pleasure of introducing Amman Imman and the Azawak to MSM students on two occasions. Last spring I spoke to the children about the dramatic impact of a changing climate on the indigenous populations of the Azawak. As we discussed our common essential need for water and displayed what young children in the Azawak endure to obtain water, their eyes widened as their minds and hearts opened. They wanted to help make a difference. I returned to MSM last month to follow up with the students as they were planning A Walk for Water. They are excited for the opportunity to work together to make a difference.
This children-helping-children event will involve the entire school community. Teachers, students, and their families will walk together in solidarity for the children and families of the Azawak. The school is raising funds to support Amman Imman's work in the region. The organization has built five boreholes that provide water to over 100,000 people and animals in the region. Currently, Amman Imman is focusing on sustaining and expanding their health program that provides treatment and education for over 10,000 adults and children. Nurses are currently fighting Rift Valley Fever that has spread into the Azawak region.
Please visit MSM's school fundraising page, https://www.classy.org/
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