Nancy from Vestergaard talks with Jairus Makambi about the impact Lifestraw filters provided by students in Kansas, Pennsylvania, and Greece will have on students at the Cheery Children Education Centre in the Kibera Slum of Nairobi.
A Skype call with Livingstone Kegode, a teacher in Nairobi, Africa was set up so that students could interact with the Nairobi students. Recently, we heard about the unfortunate news that one of the pipes in the school recently burst, leaving him and all the students with contaminated water.
Later, teachers came up with the idea of giving 6th and 7th grade students a real-life example of problem solving, and decided to begin a cross-curricular project centered on the water contamination problem in Nairobi.
Three countries and three cities will collaborate in this cross curricular project: Andover (the USA), Nairobi (Kenya), Trikala (Greece)
Lifestraw company partnered with us on 11/02/2015 and offered 4 LifeStraw Community filters; 2 for the Havilla School and 2 for the Cheery Education Centre in Nairobi (Kenya).They also offered to set up the installation of the LifeStraw Community purifiers and train both the teachers and students on how to use them properly.Recently they upgraded their donation and they eventually donated 7 water filters;this will provide clean water for more than 500 children.
A BIG thank you to all those who helped us by sponsoring the Project LINC T-shirt