Help teens raise pennies for clean water

Barriere high school students are collecting the pennies before they are taken out of circulation,

Pictured are Barriere Secondary School

Pictured are Barriere Secondary School

Barriere Secondary’s Me to We Club is raising money to help ensure a clean water supply in villages in Africa.   Me to We is part of a nation-wide campaign called We Create Change.  The high school students are collecting the pennies before they are taken out of circulation, and in doing so they are attempting to fill a 20 gallon water jug with pennies!

Anyone interested in helping the school’s teens  fill the water jug, are asked to donate your pennies by bringing them to the office at Barriere Secondary School before Friday, Dec. 14.

Every day, women around the world spend a cumulative total of 200 million hours collecting water for their families. Eighty per cent of illnesses in developing countries are linked to poor water and sanitation. This year, in recognition of the global water crisis and the effect that events like last year’s East African drought have on developing countries, a goal has been set of providing 100,000 people with clean water for life.