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Reflections from an American student


Reflections from a Greek student


Greek students Reflections on the project


6th graders collaborating and researching.


Thoughts and reflections in Social Studies classes


Reflections from Social Studies students

Tell me how you are feeling about Project LINC. What are some thoughts, feelings, or images that you think of?


Zoe S.-

This project will individually change the people in Nairobi's lives, as well as ours. I am really excited about working with Nairobi and a classroom in Greece. A lot of people that live as fortunate as I do probably take their water for granted. That isn't even an option in Nairobi because they don't have the water to do that. This is a great opportunity for kids at AMS to learn about kindness and taking great actions towards helping others. From this project AMS students can carry on many things that could help them in future projects or problems, which could be in their own lives or other people’s lives. Personally, this project has inspired me to do great things in my life. I knew that Africa is not as developed as we are in the United States, but before this project I didn't know that it was this much of a problem. It's terrifying to learn that every 20 seconds a kid in Nairobi dies. To me I think that how this project is incorporated in almost all of our school subjects is really cool. Sure it will be a lot of work, but compared to Nairobi's everyday struggle for survival, it's nothing. Overall, I am more than excited to help Nairobi!

Austin H.

I am feeling good that we are standing up to this problem in Africa, we need to give our best effort towards the project! I also feel for the people in Africa because of what they have to go through on a daily basis just to get water and survive. We take a lot of things for granted here in the US, myself included, so just keep in mind: conserve water whenever you can! I am really excited what we are doing in not just social studies but all of my classes, everyone is pitching in and it shows that we are willing to try to make this work. A lot of us have already come up with some neat ways to help the people in Africa, just make them as simple as possible because like Malachi said: this can't drag on and on. If we wait more and more, people will pass away and get in worse condition. Overall though I feel great that we are doing this and I am glad we are all coming together! We got this AMS -.

Reagan B-

I think that it is very sad. Many people just expect the water to be clean when they turn on the faucet. We also expect to have a meal on the table 3 times a day. But the people in Africa actually have to work every day just for water. I didn't realize how so many people were in need until we started this project. I hope we can save lives and realize how lucky we are.

Malachi W.-

It’s extremely disappointing that the filter at Livingstone’s school broke, but it is not entirely discouraging. I think that the broken water pipe in Nairobi could be a huge wakeup call of all of not. Not only can we help fix their pipes, but I think it can also inspire others to contribute their time to help other fallen countries. I think that it’s extremely exciting that so many students have so quickly developed an interest in helping out, but I also think that all of us need to be coming up with more plausible ideas that are not only cost affective, but timely. The longer this continues, the more contamination will fill the pipes, thus harming more people. Especially considering it’s taken over a month (and counting) for Mrs. Ryan’s first shipment of life straws to get there, we need to be acting quickly while also using wisdom. I think that if we all continue to nurture our thoughts and expand our creativity and reasonable thinking we can make an amazing difference.

Ashlyn B-

I think that what we are doing is amazing and will help all of those children in Africa. With our help we can turn their water from brown to clear with one small device. I feel like when we are not pleased about something we should not be so selfish because the people in Africa do not have as much as us and we need to be thankful for what we have. AMS can show that we won’t be able to save everybody, but saving one life to hundreds can make a huge difference. I hope that those kids in Africa feel overjoyed knowing that with this device they will not have to worry about getting sick, but most importantly I want their face to light up with a smile.



Quotes from 6th grade Keyboarding students

-My thoughts about this were all very exciting. I felt shocked that just one person can make such a big difference!!!! The part that sounds the most exciting to me is that we actually get to build and design an object that can save people's lives. I can't wait to see the final product!!!


-I am very interested in what we can do to help the people in Nairobi! I thought it was very exciting and interesting to hear what Tyson has done for others and his experiences! I am also very glad we are doing this project because most of us take water for granted and we need to learn that we are very lucky! I am super excited for this project!


-I feel that it will be one of the greatest opportunities of my life. I will be able to help people and gain great life experience, overall this could save many lives. I feel touched that our school trust us to do something this huge, this amazing. I can't wait to impact somebody's life for the better.


-I think one thing that really made me think was when he said that if you put your finger anywhere on that map that the water would be contaminated it really makes me think about how lucky we are to have clean water. I am so happy to be able to save peoples lives!


-I think that it is a wonderful activity it gives us a taste of what other, less wealthy countries are like. It's also a great way to collaborate as a school and affect another county in a positive way!


-I think that this is an awesome project for 6th graders to work on because it can motivate us to do other great things in our future lives


-I think that it is a good experience for us and the people in other schools and doing something that will impact others I feel will help us do good when we are older.



Social Studies PowerPoint used for class discussion (1)


Water Crisis Intro


Social Studies PowerPoint used for class discussion 2

African Water Crisis

Africa Water Crisis