southtownstar
DYNAMIC 
Weather Updates

Oak Lawn-Hometown students help get water to kids in Tanzania

Oak Lawn-Hometown Middle School eighth-graders Emely RincNicholas LagioiRogelio Esparzprepare paper beads for Students Rebuild Water Challenge.  |  Supplied

Oak Lawn-Hometown Middle School eighth-graders Emely Rincon, Nicholas Lagioia and Rogelio Esparza prepare paper beads for the Students Rebuild Water Challenge. | Supplied photo

storyidforme: 66078231
tmspicid: 23602202
fileheaderid: 11545413

Updated: June 10, 2014 6:54AM



Oak Lawn-Hometown Middle School students recently helped provide clean, safe water for more than 600 children in Tanzania for an entire year, according to a press release from the school.

Teachers from three different classes last week connected their curriculum with a hands-on project that allowed the students to take action on a current issue, the release said.

Global studies students are learning to be active global citizens, while eighth-grade science students researched the current water crisis around the world, and social studies students researched a variety of crises that exist in the world, the release said. They were asked to write their own version of an “I Have A Dream” speech, and together, the students took on the Students Rebuild Water Challenge to help the children of Tanzania.

Oak Lawn-Hometown Middle School students made and mailed in more than 12,000 paper beads to provide schools and villages in Tanzania with clean, safe drinking water. For every 20 beads mailed, one child will receive clean water for a year, the release said.

Staff report



© 2014 Sun-Times Media, LLC. All rights reserved. This material may not be copied or distributed without permission. For more information about reprints and permissions, visit www.suntimesreprints.com. To order a reprint of this article, click here.