Inspired by book, Lawton 5th graders are raising money for Water for Sudan

Inspired by the book “A Long Walk to Water” based on a true story about a Lost Boy of Sudan named Salva Dut, Lawton Elementary fifth graders have taken action.

At the end of the school day today (May 31), the fifth graders will be selling crafts they made, with proceeds going towards Water for Sudan, which was founded by Salva Dut to raise money to drill wells in South Sudan.

“Our students are very passionate about this foundation,” said fifth grade teacher Karen Gerhart.  “My students have been making crafts to sell after school and collecting money in other ways.  This is a student-driven freight train!”

The students started a website that so far has raised $1,353.

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