On Friday, April 27 a contingent of students and teachers from Juniper School took to the streets to participate in the WE Walk for Water event, which aims to raise awareness about water accessibility around the world.
Even though the weather wasn’t ideal for this kind of activity, the over 50 participants on hand still completed a three-kilometre loop around Thompson Drive and Cree Road, mimicking the long trek that people in other countries have to make in order to secure clean drinking water.
While this event is celebrated by many other schools across the country, this Thompson march was spearheaded by Juniper’s student council and teachers like Sheri Porth, who want to use the momentum from this event to fund their own local initiatives.
“We are also hoping to raise enough money to build a well in Kenya to support a community there as part of our WE Day global concern project,” said student council member Winter Ross during a radio interview with CHTM.
Ross went on to say during this interview that they’ve already raised $1,000 to complete this $5,000 project.
If you would like to donate to the broader WE Walk for Water initiative, please visit their official website.