Earlier this year, JKCP teamed up with charity: water to start a campaign to bring clean water to developing countries. The campaign was very simple. For every student that signed up for JKCP this summer, JKCP donated $10 to charity: water. Our goal when starting this campain was to raise $6,000 which is enough to build a well. After only three months, JKCP raised $9,080. This total was enough that charity: water will be providing one well of fresh water to a developing country.
On Friday June 6th the staff at JKCP joined together and did water walk for charity: water. What the water walk consists of is picking up two jerry cans filled with water, one in each hand and walking a distance back and forth to get an idea of how women and children provide water for their family. Each jerry can weighs 40 pounds making a total of 80 pounds for each person walking. The distance of the walk we did at JKCP was the width of one tennis court and back. This making a total of 72 feet. This was nowhere close to the average distance of 5 miles women and children walk a day in some country for water. But this was a great simulation to have perception of what exactly goes on in some countries.
Here is a video of what we did at JKCP: