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Student Union Events: WE Walk for Water and Zinc Saves Lives |

Student Union Events: WE Walk for Water and Zinc Saves Lives

The Student Union at Wheatland Crossing School have some exciting events coming up, including WE Walk for Water on April 30th, and Zinc Saves Lives throughout the month of May

Our school recently had a group of students, staff and parents go to Kenya on a ME to WE trip, where they made meaningful connections as they volunteered with locals on a sustainable development project, beaded with mamas, meet community elders and heard stories that have been passed on through generations. The group also walked in the footsteps of a local mama on a journey to collect water from the Mara river.  This trip was unforgettable and affected the lives of everyone who went on it.  You can check out our Facebook page to see pictures from this trip. 

On April 30th the school will be participating in the WE Walk for Water campaign as a part of WE Villages.  Clean water isn't a luxury - it's a basic human right, one that millions of people around the world lack access to because of water sources that are unreliable or far from home.  Students will raise money and walk 5 km to represent all the women and children around the world who spend hours each day walking to collect water for their families. When children have access to clean water, it frees up their time to attend school.  For every $25 raised, one person will have access to clean water for life. Our goal is to raise $3000 supplying 120 people water for life! 

Attached you will find a poster containing information regarding the event and a pledge form.  If students choose to use the pledge form, the form and the funds raised will be due back on the day of the event, April 30th.  Another way to get pledges is online through the link below, which is also found on our Facebook page and the school website: https://www.crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/we-walk-for-water-wheatland-crossing-school

During the month of May, Wheatland Crossing will be collecting household batteries to be recycled.   Each year, hundreds of thousands of children die due to complications associated with zinc deficiency. One AA battery contains the same amount of zinc that can save the lives of six children.

During the Zinc Saves Lives Battery Recycling Campaign, Teck partners with Call2Recycle to help keep batteries out of landfills and help get zinc to those who need it most. For every battery recycled, Teck will donate the equivalent value of the zinc recycled to WE in support of their zinc and health program in WE villages in Kenya.  Please see the attached poster regarding this campaign.

Each classroom will be collecting household batteries to be recycled for this campaign.  Every battery will be one point; the class with the most point at the end of May will receive a prize from Student Union. 


Thanks for your continued support!

http://wheatlandcrossing.ghsd75.ca/documents/general/WE Walk for Water Poster.pdf

http://wheatlandcrossing.ghsd75.ca/documents/general/Zinc Saves Lives.pdf

http://wheatlandcrossing.ghsd75.ca/documents/general/Pledge Form.pdf