On March 22, Debra Kahn, Associate Director of Amman Imman and Program Director of the organization’s service-learning component: Water is Life and Wells of Love, gave an amazing presentation for the students of MSO about water and life in the Azawak Valley of West Africa, a place where half a million people have no water for ten months out of the year.
Amman Imman is dedicated to improving and saving lives among the poorest and most abandoned populations of the world by drilling permanent sources of water, currently for the inhabitants of the Azawak Valley.
A few years ago, along with other Montessori schools around the world, we participated in the Montessori Wells of Love program, collecting change to donate for the drilling of a borehole well. We are happy to announce that MSO is participating again this year. Please feel free to send change or bills for your child to drop in one of the painted, five-gallon water bottles on campus – and together we can make a difference for the resilient people of the Azawak, giving them a chance to live without the indignity of daily thirst and the fear of water-borne illness.
There is a terrific post about Montessori on the Wells of Love blog which can be found here.
They have also created the wonderful video below for our students to watch.