Thirst Project inspires students

Thirst Project Inspires Students
Thirst Project

The Thirst Project visited the Silver Creek Central School District on Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017 to discuss the worldwide water crisis and encourage students to make a difference through compassion and working for change. The organization raises funds to build wells in African countries including Swaziland and Uganda. They hire local drillers.

Collecting and drinking dirty, contaminated water full of bacteria and parasites. In many third-world countries, women and children are tasked with walking for miles carrying 5-gallon jugs that weigh 44 pounds to provide water for their families. The water compromises hundreds of millions of drinkers’ immune systems and spreads illnesses and infections that can lead to fatalities.

Students were urged to register to win a $5,000 scholarship and follow the Thirst Project via its social media accounts at Instagram, Snapchat at "thirst project," Facebook and Twitter.
A student carries a water jug across the sage.
Pictured, above and below: Students take turns attempting to carry a 44-pound jug of water across the stage and the auditorium.

A male student carries a heavy jug of water across the auditorium.