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Thirst quenching school students provide vital well to combat killer

Ross Crawford 22nd Sep, 2021 Updated: 22nd Sep, 2021

THE people of at least one Cambodian village are drinking clean water thanks to the initiative and efforts of students from Trinity High School.

Sixth Form students at the town centre school, who already have a great record of raising money for charities, decided to do something special during their sports sessions last year, whilst Covid restrictions allowed.

Uwais Memi, suggested and organised a football competition amongst the students with them giving voluntary contributions towards ‘The Well Foundation’.

The result was a good time had by all and a fantastic amount raised for the charity, backed by a bumper donation from a member of staff who retired earlier this year.

So much was raised that the school has been able to sponsor a water pump in Cambodia to help a poor area without access to clean water.

Polluted water is the world’s biggest killer of children under five.

The Well Foundation’s primary aim is to raise money to build wells, install hand pumps and establish health and sanitation programmes to provide accessible clean water to the poverty-stricken regions of the world.

To their delight, staff and students also received photographs and a video of the well being used by children.

Head of 6th Form Jeremy Petit, said: “This has been a fantastic project and we are now looking to raise further funds to sponsor more pumps and wells around the world where the population does not have access to clean water.”

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