Kids Reach Around the World

When a severe drought in Ethiopia threatened the viability of new wells,That Man May See reached out for funds to dig deeper wells. Students at the Carpenter School were moved to raise funds. With Ms. Keenan behind the camera, students posed as news anchors, presenting reports on how clean water can change children’s lives in the developing world.

The class launched a social media campaign featuring their video to raise $15,000 for a new deep well. The overwhelming response – more than $23,000 – enabled the school community to fund a deep well, a hand-dug well, a set of latrines, and many home sanitation stations! The project also raised student, teacher, and parent awareness of how precious clean water is. A school-wide assembly honored the class and featured thank you videos from Dr. Keenan and That Man May See.

To see the student video, visit: watch?v=i_VJHyyxJuk&

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