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Oakcliff Elementary

Dekalb County Schools

Get Pumped!

Presentation March 20, 2017


Water Changes Everything by Charity Water




Beginning Interest "Sway" for Pump It Up


Presentation March 20, 2017

Get Pumped! A Collaborative Service Project

Oakcliff is selling bottled water for $1.00. We are raising funds for water pumps. We learned that there are many areas in the world that have access to only dirty water, or no water at all. The pumps will be for those areas in need of clean water. 

At our STEM Kickoff, on Friday September 2, Mr. Miah shared with us Bangladesh water crisis information. This summer, he saw first hand how pumps made life livable in Bangladesh. But many villages do not have pumps.
As Mr. Miah put it, he wasn't looking for our help, but our help was the best birthday present ever! 

When we heard these villages dilemma, we knew we had to help! Now, with the help of our awesome community, parents, PTA, and STEM Committee, Oakcliff is  selling bottled water to raise funds for well pumps. These well pumps will help several communities get the life-saving water they need.

Dr. Paschall, "
YOU ALL went over and beyond with coming up with an idea that demonstrated how our motto, "Enter to Learn...Exit to Serve" is truly not just words."

Scroll down for the introductory presentation (in pictures).

Thanks from Dr. Paschall, "Thank you Ms. Balaun for contacting Mr. Miah and getting him here to present to our students today."
Thanks from Dr. Paschall, "Ms. Karvis, thanks for finding such a valuable video to get the students to SEE the impact of fund raising for a cause such as this!"
MORE GREAT NEWS....Mr. Miah has donated several cases of water to get us started with the "GET PUMPED" fund raiser!!