The very first and 2nd graders in the multi-age class at Main are at it again. They are believing globally and this time they are thinking about water wells in Uganda. The students have actually been discovering about fresh water, filters, ground water, layers of the earth and far more. Today’s lesson was more about being grateful for what you have and how we can bless others.
To bring that message very first hand was Mr. Jonathan Sewava directly off the aircraft from Uganda, Africa who informed the trainees the difference one water well can make to a community.
He stated, “The kids wake at 4 a.m. to go to the ponds to bring back water. If they are fortunate to go to school, they have to stroll 7 miles. The kids cut wood or bring sticks to the schools to utilize for firewood to warm up their porridge for lunch.”
He visited with the trainees about the hardships of living in a neighborhood without fresh water. How they drink from ponds where animals and livestock consume and bathe. How that unclean water can make kids sick. How that the children do not use shoes and may have only two second-hand gowns to wear and cleaning clothes daily is not an alternative.
Mr. Sewava showed images to the trainees of a water well that was set up from funds from a multi-age class from Dunbar Primary years back. The well is in working order and the town has clean water to drink.
The students asked concerns like about eating meat and how numerous hours he was on an airplane to get to Lufkin from Uganda. They needed to know about languages and why the kids need to work.
Mr. Jonathan explained that meat was a high-end which villagers might have it when a year for Christmas. The kids work hard. Those who are roughly 7 to ten years old are hectic clearing an acre of land to plant corn. They dig holes for a really long time to do the job.
Class instructor, Jamie Mahan described to the kids how lucky they are to simply switch on the tap for clean water, but with money raised from their class, a town could have a water well that will allow the neighborhood to have fresh water allowing the students to go to school instead of carrying water all day.
Mrs. Mahan has much more in store for the children with more class visitors and jobs to take their learning of the significance of water to the next level.
To find out more about the water well project or to find out how you can contribute, call Jamie Mahan at email@example.com.