Wandelen voor Water Abacus Huissen
Een heerlijke lenteochtend in Huissen. 4 groepen vrolijke kinderen van de Abacus met blauwe rugzakjes met daarin 4 of 6 liters water op hun rug. Wandelen voor water 2017!
Een mooi project dat succesvol is verlopen en dat een fantastisch resultaat heeft opgebracht. Om en na bij 22.000 euro is opgehaald om de waterput bij de school in Nigeria te kunnen slaan. Schoon water en sanitare voorzieningen binnen handbereik; Geweldig!!!!
Samen met de directeur hebben we een mooie route uitgezet die we vandaag met veel plezier hebben gelopen. De route was ook veilig, dankzij WsV Nooit te Ver stonden er op alle oversteekplaatsen verkeersregelaars.
Resultaat Abacus Huissen
WALK FOR WATER – BROWN’S SCHOOL – MARCH 15th 2017
On a sunny Wednesday afternoon Brown’s School began their first ever sponsored Walk for Water event in the school grounds. The aim of this new charity drive was to raise as much money as possible for a school in a rural part of Nigeria, who need fresh water. The Community Primary School Abaozor is located in Abaozor, a small village in Udi local government area with a population of 40.000 inhabitants. This school has 650 pupils and 32 teachers and currently has no access to drinking water facilities nor to adequate toilet facilities. The school has a small improvised pit latrine toilet block that accommodates only three students at a time. The latrine block is not only inadequate for the number of children and teachers located at the school and unhygienic, but also the lack of water within the school makes it impossible to properly clean it. The aim was to raise enough money so that the people in this part of Africa have clean water. The Rotary Society of Bromley who support Brown’s School in charitable causes invited us to join in with them for this task twinning us with a school in Holland who also do the same walk on the same day. After negotiating with the Dutch school we began to share ideas and photographsof our intentions on March 15th,
The basic idea was to try and walk 6km, the same distance the inhabitants of Abazor have to walk for fresh water. Thus with our field marked out with corner flags, and the students were asked to complete 50 laps of the circuit in the time provided, whilst being marshelled by Rotarian support workers and teaching staff. This was a whole school effort with both students and staff taking part in the event. Many students and staff even opted for the rucksack filled with 6 litres of water on their backs for the entire walk The 6 litres represented the weight which the local inhabitants carry back from the well of fresh water to their village - after walking the 6km to the well in the first place!
All in all it was a fantastic day and the 6 support workers from the Rotarian Society all commented on how well all the students and staff did in making it such a successful event.
To conclude the total amount raised by our school was over £1, 255 an amazing amount for such a small school. This does not include the generous donation of £250 from the Rotary society.
May I thank everyone concerned in running this event and allowing us to help those much less fortunate than ourselves, and again showing compassion for a community much larger than our local area.
C. Ponulak – Deputy Headteacher - Brown’s School