Bring attention to children across the world suffering from the repercussions of climate change and water insecurity
Learn, Engage, Act
Join us in raising €300K / $340K to build the “Water is Education” borehole. We are naming this well “Water is Education” to emphasize the impact water has on whether or not a child can attend school.
Access to water can be the determining factor on whether or not a child will be able to get an education.
An easily accessible clean water source will allow:
- 40,000 people (and animals) to gain year-round access to water from this multi-community borehole
- 10,000 women and children to benefit from our Mobile Health Clinic
- 400 women to engage in skills-training through community cooperatives
- 840 children to attend school in the villages served by the borehole
- as many as 5000 children in neighboring communities to get an education
Students as Leaders
We would like this borehole to be mostly funded by students. We want to feature our youth leaders, and build relationships between students in America, Europe, and Niger. Numerous schools and students have jumped on board. We invite you to support the “Water is Education” borehole by initiating a campaign at your school.
We can help you get started!
We offer a presentation about climate change and water scarcity in the Azawak tailored to your school group. We can share the presentation either in-person or online via Skype. Also, we have kits to help you plan a school-wide Walk for Water or an Amman-a-thon fitness fundraiser. Additional resources can be found here. Contact Debbie for a personal consultation or fill out this form to
Below are some events being held by schools:
Our Wells of Love fundraising partners:
Montessori School of McLean
McLean, Virginia, USA
Number of Students: 150
Fundraising Goal: $20,000
December 1, 2018
Fun for kids, time-off for parents! Parents can drop off their child at school and get a start on holiday shopping, go out on a date, or just have time to themselves.
September, Walk for Water;
October, Date Night;
November, Dinner and a Movie
Arlington County Montessori Program
Number of students: 400+
Coin collections, and other activities
February (Valentine’s Day) and March (World Water month) 2019
Students will do presentations about the water crisis in the Azawak and the importance of water to all the classes in the Montessori program — primary, lower and upper elementary classrooms. All classes will be invited to make small “Wells of Love” for to collect contributions in the classrooms.
Coin Collection and A Walk for Water
Starting Thanksgiving 2018, and ongoing
We will share Amman Imman at our annual Thanksgiving Feast, and launch the campaign. Every classroom will have receptacles where students can deposit their change. In the spring, we plan to hold A Walk for Water.
Special Activities conducted by young students
3-6 year olds in this small school have been helping Amman Imman for many years. Last year the students did jobs at home and held a popsicle stand. They raised $275. What will they do this year?!
Giving Tuesday, November 27, 2018
In the spring of 2018, the second grade students studied a unit about water that was developed by the classroom teachers. The inspiration came from a story the students read about a boy who saved his own money to fund a well in Africa. Our students contributed loose change to a collection jar to go toward another well in Africa. After listening to Debbie Kahn speak to the students via Skype, my class specifically wanted their money to go to Amman Imman.