Students take part in Water Walk

[lin_video src=×9&auto_next=1&auto_start=0&div_id=videoplayer-1379906459&height=360&page_count=5&pf_id=9627&show_title=1&va_id=4368711&width=640&windows=2 service=syndicaster width=640 height=360 div_id=videoplayer-1379906459 type=script]

WARREN, Ohio (WKBN) — Several students in Warren have a new appreciation for our modern conveniences.

The students at Warren JFK, along with faculty and administration, learned what it’s like to not have running water, or clean water.

They took part in a Water Walk to see what it’s like for women in Kenya who walk up to two miles several times a day to get water from a river.

The students gathered pledges, then hit the track carrying 20 liters of water on their backs.

Two Massai Warriors from Kenya were also at Sunday’s event.

Anna McCue, a student at JFK, organized the event to earn her Girl Scout Gold Award.

“I think that  year after, year because this is going to become something that we do every year,” said McCue. “I think that more and more people are going to become  involved, they’re going to want to be involved  because this is something huge, and it’s something that we need to get involved in. Americans can make a huge impact if we get involved.”

Proceeds will benefit the Free the Children’s Clean Water Project.

WKBN 27 First News provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. No links will be permitted. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s