Since 2004, the students of Ryan Middle School have been partners with Brick by Brick in transforming Kirumba Primary School in the Rakai District of Uganda. Each year students in Ms. Joanna Koenig's Earth Science classes staff the annual school-wide Earth Day Fair. The proceeds of this event have rebuilt Kirumba Primary School. For the past two years Brick by Brick Executive Director, Marc Sklar has met with these students. This year we discussed the work that Brick by Brick is doing to provide safe, clean drinking water to communities throughout Uganda. In each of the five classes, Ryan students were challenged to think about the tragic consequences of lack of access to clean water. Every year 1.5 million children under the age of five die from water-bourne disease.
Together Brick by Brick and the students of Ryan Middle School are working to address this critical problem.