A Walk for Water

Since 2007, schools around the world have sponsored A Walk for Water events to raise funds for Amman Imman while raising awareness about global issues like water scarcity and climate change. Students are positioned as leaders as they advocate for the populations of the Azawak. They learn about indigenous cultures, appreciate their challenges, and  take action by raising funds.

On October 20, 2017, students and families at the Montessori School of McLean in McLean, Virginia held A Walk for Water at a local park. Students and their families enjoyed a beautiful fall walk and a community picnic, while supporting Amman Imman’s efforts to bring water and essential life-giving resources to the Azawak valley of Niger.  The students raised over $2500.

The students at MSM have been learning about the indigenous populations of Niger for several years. This year, after an Amman Imman representative shared the work with two of the classrooms, a group of girl scouts from the upper elementary class presented Amman Imman to the students in the pre-school classrooms.  Parents reported that their little ones returned home talking about people who don’t have water; a big impression was made!  All in all, everyone enjoyed learning, participating and helping raise funds in a meaningful way.

If you would like to have A Walk for Water in your community, please contact Debbie at info@ammanimman.org.  

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Girl scouts share Amman Imman with younger students at Montessori School of McLean

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Families arrive at the event, bringing food to share

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The flags of Niger, Mali and the United States symbolize friendship and peace

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The kids had fun running through the woods. Informations signs about the indigenous peoples of the Azawak guided them on the trail.

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Everyone had fun dressing up in traditional Tuareg and Fulani clothing for “Picture yourself in the Azawak”

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Megan Fremming, a teacher at the school, organized the event. Here she is with her husband and daughter “in the Azawak”.

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Our leaders, who brought Amman Imman to the rest of the school — the Girl Scouts!

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The rest of our marketing and publicity team — the girl scouts and their scout leaders!

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Amman Imman’s Associate Director, Debbie Kahn, with teacher Megan Fremming.

 

Thank you, Students, Teachers and Parents

at the Montessori School of McLean.

You are our Heroes of Compassion!