Rock Island students raise money for clean water for Peru village
The water shortage in Peru and other third-world countries became a bit more real to three students in an Advanced Placement environmental science class at Rock Island-Milan School District 41.
According to a press release, three students in the class were inspired by the tale of a girl who walked for miles for hard-to-reach, life-sustaining, albeit dirty, water.
The students, Victoria Bradley, Gabby Hoeper and Kaiya Goodman, tried a similar walk outside the school, carrying glasses of water atop their heads, and “they did not get very far and it was very difficult,” the release said.
The three students decided to launch a campaign to raise money for water-strapped villages in Peru through the Adopt-a-Drop project. The drive netted $368 in about a week – enough for a year of clean water, the release stated.