This week, we want to profile a village that we are going to be giving water this year, along with the story of the donors that are going to provide the money for safe, clean water. This is Steadman Village:
Today we want to show you the school group that is giving clean water to Steadman Village this year.
The 4th Grade class from Presbyterian Day School in Memphis, TN (www.pdsmemphis.org) funded the well for Steadman Village.
Here’s an excerpt from one child’s assessment of the work they did to give clean water to this village in Zambia:
“ While being a water waiter I was thinking of how all of the fourth grade became need finders and found a place in the world that doesn’t fit. That place was Steadman Village. They didn’t fit because they had to drink dirty water while we are serving hundreds of clean cups of water without a thought. I was also thinking about what could happen if all of Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, The USA and even all of this world would get involved and be a water warrior… then we would stop all of the water crisis and other terrible , no good, very bad things.
I have a new empathy for third world countries. … These people have so little and yet are still full of hope and faith that help will come.”
“ Connecting to Steadman Village made me feel that I was needed globally. I can make an effect on the people in Zambia by ending thirst for somebody.”
These kids at PDS got it. By giving up a little, they can help a lot. In a few short months, this one class from one school made a change in the lives of people on the other side of the world that will last for generations.
Here are a couple of pictures from their presentation to the rest of the school. They made fun collection containers for each class to collect change.
What a great example this young group has set! May we all follow in their footsteps.