Jim Hill IB students raising money for Clean Water Malawi Project

Jim Hill IB students pour water samples to show the plight of people in Malawi. The students also created a garland of empty water bottles to highlight the difference between clean water access in our community compared to the lack of water in Malawi, Africa.

Jim Hill IB students pour water samples to show the plight of people in Malawi. The students also created a garland of empty water bottles to highlight the difference between clean water access in our community compared to the lack of water in Malawi, Africa.

JANS – Jim Hill High School kicked off a service project December 5, 2013, designed to benefit people a world away.

Students at the school are raising money to provide clean water to a village in Malawi, Africa. Their goal is to raise $5,000 by March 31, 2014. That will pay for one well and training for the well’s maintenance.

Students in the International Baccalaureate (IB) program at Jim Hill are involved in the Clean Water for Malawi project. They are engaged in projects to raise money toward the goal amount. School wide activities, like a loose change collection, is also taking place. The activity helps IB students fulfill community service requirements of the program.

Learning outcomes of the IB program include:

• Engaging with issues of global importance

• Considering ethical implications of service learning

• Identifying personal strengths and weaknesses

• Collaborating with others

Clean Water for Malawi raises money for water wells in the villages of Malawi. Each well provides access to clean water for thousands of people who live there. According to the World Health Organization, nearly 30,000 children die each year from contaminated water in the country. This population can be compared to the entire student population of Jackson Public Schools.

For information on how to donate to this project, contact Carolyn White or Bridget Harkins at Jim Hill at (601) 960-5354.