Archive for April 30th, 2008

Bow Memorial School Walk-A-Thon

A few weeks ago I had the privilege of speaking to the students over at Bow Memorial School.  The students at BMS do a walk-a-thon every year and thanks to one particular student, who attends Impact and believes that he CAN change the world, Rwanda Clean Water was the global beneficiary of the walk-a-thon.  I was able to speak to the students about the urgent need to get wells drilled in Rwanda.  Here are some stats:

  • Of all the renewable water available in Africa each year, only 4% is used – because most Africans lack needed wells, canals, pumps, reservoirs and other irrigation systems
  • In the past 10 years, diarrhea has killed more children worldwide than all the people lost to armed conflict since World War II
  • Twelve million people die each year from lack of safe drinking water, including more than 3 million who die from waterborne diseases
  • Over 80% of the disease in developing countries is related to poor drinking water and sanitation

By drilling clean water wells in Rwanda we can change that.  BMS students played an incredible role in making it possible to drill a well.  The students at BMS raised $5,000.00 through their efforts in the annual walk-a-thon!  I am amazed and in awe of what young people can do when they catch the life saving vision of providing clean water wells for people in Rwanda.

Each clean water well that is drilled costs $10,000.00 – we are half-way to drilling well #2.  Only 198 wells left to drill.  What part can you play in making it possible?