African water walk raises funds for well

The Bay Village fifth-gade Destination Imagination team wear buckets to simulate how Africans collect water during their Nov. 12 fundraiser. The team was joined by by Makorobondo "Dee" Salukombo (center, back row) and his family.

On Saturday, Nov. 12, a fifth-grade Bay Village Destination Imagination team held a walk to simulate how far women and children in Africa have to walk to get water. Participants walked 3.5 miles around Bay Village. The walk was to raise money and awareness.

All the people on the walk got to hear a story from a man named Makorobondo "Dee" Salukombo and his family, who would retrieve water in Africa. He also showed us pictures. It ended up being a very nice day for a walk, with temperatures in the mid 40s. Over 100 people came out and walked. Our team raised $1,035, enough to build a well in close proximity to an African village.

Kellie Keane

Kellie Keane is a member of Bay Village Middle School's 5th grade Destination Imagaination Team with Aaron Bergstresser, Grace Hopper, Lane Maddux, Simona Overfield, Elise Papp and Evelyn Ray.

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Volume 8, Issue 23, Posted 9:37 AM, 11.29.2016