Mrs. Wilson's Advanced Eighth grade English class is reading the novel A Long Walk to Water. This tells the stories of two eleven year old children in Southern Sudan, a girl named Nya and a boy named Salva Dut. Nya has to walk everyday all year long to get water for her family. Salva was in school one day when rebel fighting forced him to run into the bush. With a small group of strangers, Salva had to walk through lion territory, cross the Nile, and the Akobo desert to get to an Ethiopian refugee camp. Throughout his journey, he and his group were without or had little water.
Nya and Salva both lived in Sudan. Water is very scarce. Most water is dirty and unsafe to drink. Both Nya and Salva almost lost family members due to the poor quality of the drinking water. Salva has started the organization Water for Sudan. A well costs $5,000. Mrs. Wilson's class is holding events throughout the rest of the year to help raise funds to build a well. Please help support us in our endeavors. If anyone is interested in helping, please contact Mrs. Wilson or send a check to WACS Agency Fund.