The students at Altus Christian Academy participated in a school wide service learning project to raise funds for well developments in Africa. They joined hands with the non-profit group called The Water Project which provides access to safe and reliable water by building water sources in remote African communities.
Each student made a pledge to raise an amount by completing at-home chores such as yard work and house cleaning. Then with parent’s help, kept a log of their work. The goal was to raise $750 but students exceeded that amount and raised a total of $1,500. This project went beyond giving but allowed students the chance to learn about water conservation and consumption through lessons in math, social studies and science.
Once the Water Project receives their monetary gift, pictures and GPS coordinates, along with updates, will be sent to ACA from the actual project that was funded so the students can celebrate along with the community they helped.
Angela Rogers is an Administrative Assistant at the Altus Christian Academy