Students Pay It Forward For Clean Water

Posted at 9:16 AM, Aug 16, 2013
and last updated 2013-08-16 09:16:30-04

Byron Twp, Mich.–

St. Sebastian Catholic Church’s Vacation Bible School (VBS) students in Byron Township want to Pay It Forward and help bring clean water to other parts of the world.

During their summer classes water wells were discussed raising funds for a water well in Africa.

A homemade water well was on display to teach the students how people in other parts of the world get clean water if they are fortunate enough to have a well.

Many villages in Africa still drink, bathe and cook with the same brown water from a pond due to their region not having clean water from a well.

The VBS students practiced walking with empty plastic buckets.  The students pretended that the buckets were filled with water and carried them on their heads for a long distance.   This simulated what people have to deal with on a daily basis in Africa.

Marge Wilson was a guest speaker and helped explain the need for water wells,  Marge, who owns Marge’s Donut Den in Wyoming,  helps run SOF (Samuel Omogo Foundation.) SOF is a non-profit foundation that helps build water wells in Africa.

SOF has already built 10 water wells within the last few years and plans on building ten more wells.  The average cost of a well is $5.200.

For more information about the SOF non-profit organization you can visit the website at: