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.