Aiken Students Walk for Water to Support Village in Sierra Leone

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Students from Aiken High School and Anderson High School joined together in a Walk for Water walkathon to raise money to fund a well in the community of Largo in Sierra Leone.

Students from Aiken High School hosted a Walk-A-Thon in March to raise $6000 to fund construction of a well for the village of Largo, Sierra Leone in Africa. The well will provide much-needed clean water for the community. The students exceeded their goal and have raised a total of $16,000 for the well.

Aiken students held a Walk-A-Thon in 2014 to raise more than $5,000 to construct a school in that village. Once the goal was met, the students raised additional funds to add in solar power, athletic equipment, a library, bathrooms and school supplies. The students even have funded a scholarship for children in the village.

The Aiken students were joined by peers from Anderson High School in a show of unity to demonstrate the importance of working together to make the world a better place.

To find out how you can donate, contact Sandi Horine, Aiken High School counselor, at horines@cps-k12.org.

 

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