Students are making a change for clean water

A wonderful morning was spent with Gift of Water Director Lamothe Paul Lormier, who addressed over 120 third-graders on the importance of having clean water in the world on Thursday, May 12 in the Liberty Elementary cafeteria.

Lamothe is from Haiti and has participated with the Liberty Rotary Club’s Haiti Clean Water Project.

Together, he and Rotary member Mr. Gary Siegel discussed and showed a power point presentation asking where in the world is Haiti? and why don’t they have clean water like us?

Students had the chance to taste the water that was purified from a simple purifier that was displayed by Mr. Siegel. Lamothe let students know that one purifier purifies water for five Haitian families.

This presentation connected with the Third Grade Module Unit of Study on the Importance of Clean Water and was organized by reading and writing teacher Mrs. Jodi Fiddle- Lieberman.

Liberty Elementary School’s third-grade students are now campaigning to make a change for clean water. They are requesting others to drop their change in cans throughout the building. The change will be collected and donated to Lamothe to aid his organization to bring more filters to families in Haiti.

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