Project Philippines High School Students Join Ariix Puriti, Rotary E-Club 5300, The Rotary Club of Manila to Raise Funds
Did you know that today in the year 2019, nearly 5,000 children are dying every day due to a lack of clean drinking water? This is hard to believe! A group of high school students have partnered with the Ariix Puritii brand, Rotary E-Club 5300 and The Rotary Club of Manila to create Project: Philippines to address this situation.
The objective of this partnership is to provide clean drinking water to the children living in the streets, under the bridge and at orphanages in the Philippines . These are the indigenous people of the Philippines; also known as the negrotas.
Right now, in many places in South East Asia there is a severe shortage of clean drinking water. The impact of the groups’ efforts will provide 5 villages and 300 individuals with 1 year’s worth of clean water. In order to accomplish this task the students have already raised $5,000 and need to raise $45,000 more in the next two weeks to reach our total of $50,000!
The $50,000 total includes purchasing 300 water bottles and filters for years worth of clean water and travel accommodations for the students that are traveling. Students were a team of 10 but had to scale back to 3 due to lack of funds. Raising funds would allow more student to travel.
One of our youth soldiers, Myles Keys relates how the students came up with the idea for this years’ project.
“We chose to do the water filter systems so that the Filipino kids would have a source of water readily available when they need it. Especially now, since the devastation from recent earthquakes and aftershocks, the demand for water that is clean and safe to drink is an important and immediate need. We can be there to help with this situation.”
The students are slated to be in the Philippines from June 10-20, 2019. While they are there they will prepare for participation in The Day of Mercy; servicing the children living under the bridge. Also, students will assist Mercyworldwide offering children cloths, food, vision, medical and dental services at La Huerta Elementary School and at The AETA Children’s home from June 16 – 20th.
Recent earthquakes in the Philippines have intensified the needs of the children at the orphanage. The infrastructure of the affected areas sustained major damage, with more than 30 structures being deemed unfit for use. The entire area has been declared a disaster area.
If you would like to support the students in this important mission, please
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