Students Get Involved
The Next Generation Is Serious About Change.
Although it is ultimately up to you to chose what type of awareness or fundraiser campaign you would like to participate in, we will assist you by providing resources you may use to present water problems in developing countries and what Global Water does to find solutions.
Here are some ideas to get you started:
- Give a presentation to your class to raise awareness about the importance of water for human needs. Global Water has created presentation slides with text descriptions for you to use whether you’re a teacher or student.
Here is our Powerpoint Presentation and Text
Read our Children’s Water Book, Everyone Deserves Clean Water in your class and talk about what was learned.
- Spark a class discussion with an essay contest or a debate on the topic – Is safe water a human right? If so, should a developing country’s leaders provide safe water to all their citizens (as developed countries now do)? Or pick another water-related topic relating to water conservation or pollution.
- Begin a school-wide pledge to conserve water.
- Start a fundraising effort with your school on behalf of Global Water – Some examples include the following ideas:
- Walk-a-thon for Water
- Car wash
- Coin Wars – each class competes to raise the most change in a large jar given to each participating class (a 5-gallon water jug works great)
- Bake sale
- Raffle a Basket
- Gift Wrapping – gift wrapping for donations during the holidays
- Rent-a-Teen-Helper (rake leaves, water & weed gardens, mow lawns, wash dogs, etc.)
- Sell Holiday Cards
- Recycling bottles and cans
- Sponsored Essay Writing Contest or Art Contest about water
- Garage Sale
- Ask for Admission to school functions
- Matching gifts challenge – have local businesses pledge a certain dollar amount and challengestudents to raise funds to match it over a period of time
Here are some examples of students that have partnered with Global Water. If you have had a successful fundraising or awareness event, share with us your experience.