BAXTER — Forestview Middle School students Thursday took part in a Water Walk, a service learning project that combined learning about clean water and fundraising opportunities for a school in Panul, Guatemala.
The students raised pledges for their efforts to support water carriers, primarily women and girls, in undeveloped countries. The Baxter middle school students and parents attempted to walk three miles with two gallons of water. All of the money raised by the event will go to a school in Panul, Guatemala, to help provide handwashing stations, latrines and hygiene education.
Organizers of the event said the average walk for water in the undeveloped countries is three miles, approximately six hours daily. The average water load is 40 to 50 pounds.