Last week, you met the Hodge podge 3rd grade class that brought clean water to 8 people through their donation to Healing Waters! Read the first blog post here.
We asked them a few more questions about what they learned during their study on the Global Water Crisis and here are a few more answers:
Q: What do you think would be the hardest part about growing up in a community that lacks access to clean water?
A: The students answered this individually:
To learn, because if you’re getting sick all the time from dirty water you cannot go to school to learn. -Haddon
Not to drink the dirty water. You are thirsty and need to drink to get energy, you have no choice. -Nolan
To keep a job. It’s hard to work when you’re sick from water. -Samiracle
To grow crops with dirty water. The fruits and vegetable wouldn’t grow well with dirty water. Then people don’t have as much to eat. -Sage
It would be hard to live a healthy life with dirty water. -Ben
I would think it’s not fair knowing some people have clean water and I don’t. -Remi
Holding and lifting heavy containers with water. -JW, Logan
Trying to keep up with your job of learning. You get behind with your learning and have a hard time keeping up with the class. -AJ
I would know it’s dirty water and not want to drink it. But if I got really thirsty I would drink it knowing it could make me sick. -Alexis
Having dirty water affects everything. -Conner
You’d be forced to drink dirty water, because you have no other choice. -Caroline
Q: Why is education important to you?
A: We know that education is going to prepare us for life. We want good jobs, and some of us want to be able to have a family. We need to learn now so we can be smart. Others will see what we’re good at and hire us to work for them. -The Class
Q: As kids in America, what do you think is the biggest thing you take for granted?
A: We used to take clean water for granted, but not anymore. Things we do take for granted are:
* Paper -Sage
* Healthy teeth, doctors, medicine -Sevion
* Clothes -Samiracle
* Food -Micah
* Technology, Food-Alexis
* Electricity, Good education, Good Friends, my home -Caroline
* TV, my stuffed animals, my pets -Remi
* Food and Friends -Olivia
* Being able to eat three times a day, and sometimes a snack. -Nolan
* Car to travel, shoes -Haddon
* An education, toys -Logan
* My house -Alex
* Phone to talk with people, backpack -Ben
* Computers, my coat – JW
* Family – Conner
* My pet dog, house, my treehouse, teachers -AJ
* My healthy body – Kyree
* Presidents and our government – Teddy
Check back next week for the final blog post on these incredible 9 year olds!
We’re on a mission to end the global water crisis. We build holistic clean water solutions and spread God’s love in at-risk communities around the world, empowering people not just to survive, but to thrive – physically, socially and spiritually.