Have you heard the news?! UT Elementary fifth graders are fundraising to build a well for the Nasaruni Academy in Kenya. Each year, UTES fifth graders partner with a school in Africa, and together, we fundraise to help bring clean drinking water to children across the world. Little Longhorns believe in the importance of serving our communities, our country, and extending that service all the way across the globe.
Why Nasaruni Academy? Here’s a video (we think it will pull on your heartstrings just as much as it did ours!)
Now those are some cute little kids! We can’t imagine what it would be like to go to a school without clean water and electricity. We have so much to be thankful for here in America and at UT Elementary.
This well is going to cost $15,000 to build, and we have committed to fundraising $1,040. We need your help to meet our goal! Would you consider donating to the Nasaruni Academy?
Here’s how you can help:
DONATE! It’s super easy. You can donate using PayPal or a credit card. Just follow this link:
You want to do more than just donate?! So do we! On Saturday, April 2nd (that’s this Saturday!), we will be filling up gallon containers with and walking around Lady Bird Lake in our annual Walk4Water. This event helps raise awareness in the community as we share the story of the Nasaruni girls, it builds empathy in our own hearts as we learn what it’s like to walk so far with heavy water, and, it helps to raise more money! We would love to see you there. The walk starts at 9am and we will end with a picnic lunch and wrap things up by 1pm.
Thanks for all of your support! 5th grade Little Longhorns and the girls of Nasaruni Academy say THANK YOU!