Marol Wol and Akonbet
Mount Pleasant School in Edmonton, AB took on the Water4Water Challenge and had great success! For the second year in a row, these students looked beyond themselves and put forth their efforts to change lives across the world. Despite their efforts being cut short by the closure of schools due to Covid, these amazing students raised over $2,500 to repair the wells in 2 communities!
The 1000+ residents of Marol Wol were walking over 2 kilometers to an open source of water. Now, they have water right in their community again. This change can literally mean the difference between life and death, as open sources of water often cause water borne diseases such as cholera, typhoid and bilharzia.
Akonbet, home to over 1,300 people, were also walking to an open source of water due to a dysfunctional and broken-down borehole well. Thanks to Mount Pleasant School students, these residents no longer have to walk over 3 km to get to a source of water, thus restoring time, health and hope.