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Book Inspires Students to Raise Money to Help South Sudan


Student with Iron Giraffe ChallengeSeventh graders are helping raise money to bring clean water to Africa after being inspired by a book they are reading in class.


Students read "A Long Walk to Water", which features Salva Dat, a South Sudanese man who created a non-profit corporation that has built more than 300 wells in South Sudan.


"Salva was separated from his family in a war and when he was reunited with them, his father was sick with a waterborne illness," explained student Tyler Marino. "Salva didn't want this to happen to anyone else so he started the Water for South Sudan Project and he is now saving people all over South Sudan."


Great job!