THE WATER CRISIS
MVP Preschool is working with Monte Vista Presbyterian Church to end this water crisis. With donations from preschool and church families, we have been able to help LifeWater to add wells and latrines in other countries. Also, these installments are often near elementary schools so that children can be clean and safe. Contact us to tour MVP Preschool today!
“Every 60 seconds, a child dies from preventable waterborne diseases. Many of these unsafe water sources are in the remote and rural corners of our world. All family members are affected by the water crisis—mothers, fathers, sons, and daughters. Lack of safe water impacts all areas of life.” (Lifewater.org).
Monte Vista Presbyterian Preschool believes that clean water for drinking and bathing is essential to keep young children safe and healthy. Lifewater is an organization that focuses on building wells and restroom facilities for schools and villages in Uganda, Cambodia, and Ethiopia. They conduct a water study, train villagers on the importance of clean, fresh water, and create sustainable water for children and their families. Visit https://lifewater.org/project/namuganza-moja/ for more information about our most current LifeWater project or to donate directly.
HOW CAN WE HELP?
A few weeks before Palm Sunday each year, our preschoolers take home a LifeWater jar and begin their hunt for coins to fill it up. Some children open their piggy banks. Others do extra chores. Many find coins laying around their homes to fill their jars. Each day that children bring their jars to preschool, they visit the LifeWater bucket and dump out the coins.
In Chapel, we talk about how children that live far, far away don’t have fresh water. They have to walk on rough roads and often miss school because they are getting water for their families. We talk about how we can give them fresh water with a big drill to make a well for their school or village. On Palm Sunday, Miss Reese and a some of our preschoolers get to take the red wagon to the front of the church. Here we present the preschoolers’ contribution to LifeWater. Last year, we raised over $500 in coins at Monte Vista Presbyterian Preschool. Thanks to all for helping your child learn about clean water and helping other children around the world!