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TRANSFORMING LIVES FROM THE DUNGENESS TO WEST AFRICA

Sequim High School Interact club, for years, has had a project called “The Walk for Water.” Where the students raise money with pledges as they carry water from the Dungeness River to bring awareness and visualize what many women and children must do daily to survive.

This past year, they had such a successful event it paid for the entire well project; some previous years, our International Committee helped co-partner. Last year, there was a well in Lemfu, a village in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and now clean water is available to the students of the Assin-Darmang Catholic School located in Ghana, West Africa. The students will no longer have to take their water buckets into a local waterway of mixed-use, having their own well on the school property.

Sequim Sunrise could not be more proud of the students, their advisor, Chelsea Reichner, and our Youth Chair, Colleen Robinson. My good friend Jay Diallo, a Rotarian from Temecula, CA., and Executive Director of Global Children’s Fund, was the reason this project was fast and executed with smiles all around. Jay, for those who went to last year’s District Conference, was a volunteer at the help desk and will again bring his Rotary enthusiasm to this year’s Conference. ( I did sponsor his membership in Tucson many years ago) One person making a difference!

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