By Chase Kuzio, Austin Bramley, Spencer Matthews and Ronan Ibbotson
The Grade 3/4R class talked to Monybany because he wanted to share about his life and his water project. He came on Jan. 30 in the RES library.
Monybany is from Atar, Sudan. When he lived there, a war started. A lot of innocent citizens were killed at that time. He is one out of several survivors. Monybany ran and had to leave Atar and the people who lived there. He travelled to a refugee camp. He was one of the “lost boys” of Sudan. He moved to Cuba and went to school there. After school he went to Canada and remains here.
People need clean water because if they don’t have clean water they will be constantly sick or die from bacteria and parasites in the water. If they had clean water they would be healthier and would be able to go to school and get an education and work so the family can improve their quality of life. The most deaths of children are because of dirty water.
Atar is close to the Nile River and the people there drink standing water because there is no other source nearby.
Grade 3/4 R is participating in this project because we want to change the citizens’ drinking water in Atar, Sudan by raising money to build a well.
This is important to Rhett Bramfield. “More people can survive. Before they had to drink out of the Nile River but now if we raise enough money we can buy a well for the people in Atar, Sudan,” he said.