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Thursday, March 17, 2011 Tri-Coun,News Kimball, MN Students Youth ',NNN!..  " . - . . -iii i i:: ............... Kimball BLT Leo Club Make H20 for Life a signature project By Sheila Konz, BLT member Most schools in Africa lack clean water, sanitation facili- ties, and hygiene education in the schools. The organization, H20 for Life, however, provides a solu- tion to the solvable issues in the countries. H20 for Life provides the developing countries with improved drinking water, sanita- tion facilities, and hygiene educa- tion in schools. But in order to help the school children learn and have the necessities of life, H20 for Life relies on the money donated/fun- draised for them by other orga- nizations. They also partner with schools in the United States, the schools fundraise and donate the money to the cause, and in return the students learn about the developing countries from Africa through service learning. 100 per- cent of the money that is given to H20 for Life goes straight to the projects in Africa. Kimball area schools are hop- ing, with the help of B.L.T. (Build- ing Leadership Together) to raise and donate $1,500 for the Rwaman- yoni school, located in Uganda, Africa. As a group, we decided that we wanted to raise money for this organization because we think it is a good cause and we want to help the kids in Africa get a better education and to be able to live a healthy life. Without clean water, every 15 seconds a child dies, we want to be able to provide a hope for these children. So far, BLT Leo Club has sold Valentine's Day flowers, and part- nered with the high school stu- dent government program to host the Snow Daze Dance at the high school. All the money that was raised by these events, has been set aside to be donated to H20 for Life. BLT is also selling beaded jewel@ made by Ugandan Women. They will be on sale at the Kimball Business Expo at the high school March 26. On April 21, BLT will spon- sor a Bucket Walk Event, students who participate will need to raise at least $10 to walk. In the Bucket Walk, students will have to carry water a distance to signify just a portion of how far people in Africa have to walk to get a bucket of clean water. There will also be a Pie in the Eye contest held at the Bucket Walk. Students, teachers and community members can put money in a bucket for the per- son that they want to get pied. Stay tuned for who the candidate will be. A Spring Fling Dance for stu- dents in grades 7-9 will also be held in April. In May, we will be selling May Day Baskets and holding a Com- munity Car Wash, With all pro- ceeds to be donated for H20 for Life. If you'd like to help us out with or make a donation, please contact Kris O'brien, Community Education Director. Now Available at Tri-County News! .Page 11 SUPPORT YOU00R SC.H00OOL liB 2011 Charger ora 2011 Durang0 March 26, =.m :30 p.m. at. the K|mbQ|i B00lness I::) I::) Dodge will donate $20 per test drive taken to the Kimball Area High School All-Sports Boo= A.M. Maus and Son Inc. = Hwy. 15 & 55" Kimball. (320) 398-3210. 800-510-1732 email: ammaus@meltel.net BOMJCTOWN BA ffNOB