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Lug-A-Bucket Rick Hansen Student Council
Transcript of Lug-A-Bucket Rick Hansen Student Council
Here's what that drinking water source looks like.
Let's compare two children.
• Emma lives in Creemore, Ontario.
• Emma will most likely spend 11.6 years in school.
• There's a 99 percent chance that Emma will learn to read and write.
• Emma has a 60 percent chance of completing a post-secondary degree or diploma.
• Kato lives in Nakulabye, Uganda
• Kato will most likely spend 3.5 years in school.
• There's a 73 percent chance that Kato will learn to read and write.
• Kato has just a 3 percent chance of finishing post-secondary education.
Why such a big difference?
that reason revolves around
some which are
out of our control.
But there's one
Let's look at where Kato goes to school.
And now let's see where he gets his water.
For comparison's sake...
What's the perimeter
of your classroom?
more likely to leave school permanently during his elementary years than Emma.
... and here's how the water gets transported.
Let's help Kato bring home water for his family.
Let's think about how much water we use in a day.
How is Emma's water different from Kato's?
How easy is it to do well at school
when you feel sick?
First, let's play a math game as if we are all
. We all had a shower this morning, brushed our teeth, ate a good breakfast, and we're feeling healthy as we start our day at school.
Now we will play the same game as if we are all
. We walked two kilometres to get our family's water this morning, we ate porridge made with the muddy water, and now we are feeling sick to our stomach as we arrive at school.
And even when students are in school, sickness affects their concentration.
• Kato has to walk for his water.
• Kato's odds of finishing school and attending university or college are far lower than Emma's.
• Frequent sickness = less productivity at school.
• The water he has access to causes sickness.
• He has access to much less water than Emma.
One jerry can, full of water
How can students like us help communities like Kato's?
Through online and in-school fundraising
to support your challenge,
your class can raise money to install more water collection systems at schools like Kato's!
The average Ugandan uses 15 litres of water in a day.
That's 3/4 of a jerry can.
The average Canadian uses 329 litres of water in a day.
That's 16 and a half jerry cans.
The average jerry can holds 20 litres.
How many jerry cans would it take?
Taking a bath
Brushing teeth (2 min)
Drinking (one glass)
The average walking speed is 5 kilometres per hour.
Local Water Workshops
for Grade 7 and 8s.
Who is Tin Roof Global?
First Nations Water Solutions:
Youth Education and Training
Providing access to clean water in rural Uganda
Diarrhea is the world's second leading cause of death in children under 5 – 1.8 million deaths per year.
Watery bowel movements, caused by virus, bacteria, or parasites.
Every two weeks, one in four children in Uganda is affected by diarrhea.
In Uganda, Kato drinks contaminated water every day.
On Day One, you will mix up a disgusting (but safe) concoction and drink it!
Kato doesn't have a tap in his kitchen for washing dishes.
On Day Two, you will bring water from another sink in your house to do the cleaning up after dinner.
Kato's family has to make the most with the water it has.
On Day Three, you will use water that you have already used for something else to wash a pair of your socks.
Kato has to regularly carry water long distances.
On Day Four, you will carry a bucket of water with you to school.
Walking for water is hard work, and at the end of the day Kato's feet are numb from the effort.
On Day Five, you will stand in a bucket of ice water for one minute.
sustained fever as high as 103° to 104° F (39° to 40° C)
loss of appetite
rash of flat, rose-coloured spots
profuse watery diarrhea
Loss of appetite
Muscle or joint aches
Nausea or vomiting
High fever between 100.4 and 104F (38C and 40C)
Nausea and vomiting
Loss of appetite
Muscle pain in calves and lower back
Irritation of nose and eyes
Nausea or vomiting
Gas or bloating
Dysentery (loose stools containing blood or mucus)
Stomach pain or tenderness
Students in rural Uganda can miss up to
of their school days due to water-related sickness.
Kato's water source is 2 kilometres from the school.
It would take Kato 13 hours and 12 minutes to collect enough water for one Canadian's daily usage!
Lead-up, implementation and thank-you messages.
Fountain Closure Supplies
All you need to "close" down a school fountain due to a dried up well or animal exposure.
Great for getting the message out!
Feel free to make your own posters too!
and thank you!
Are you ready to take the challenge?
How will you get the word out?
Let us help!
WATER FOR SCHOOLS
So what do we do to help?
Together we can make a difference!
Have different ideas?
We are free to modify the challenge to meet the needs of our class/school!