Cora Spencer kindergartners walking for water

May 19, 2021
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Students at Cora Spencer Elementary School are joining the global movement to bring awareness to unsanitary water conditions in other countries.

The idea was sparked after the winter storm in February that left some students without electricity, gas and/or water. When teacher Traci Browder explained that this is how some children in other countries live every day, the class decided to bring awareness to the issue.

The school decided to join World Vision's Global 6K for Water. The virtual event was set to take place May 22. However, due to local weather forecasts, the school has postponed its event to 3 p.m. May 23. Find out more about the event.

Six kilometers is the average round trip distance women and children in the developing world walk for water — water that is often contaminated with life-threatening diseases.

Although participants may walk a 6K route from wherever they are, some participants will be doing the walk at the school. Some parents have said they will come up to the school to donate water for the initiative as well.

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