Hillside students a local water
Buddy Water project at Hillside is lead by second grade teacher Mr.
Goneconto and fourth grade teacher Mrs. Katz. Their students learned
about water purification and how water shortages affect millions of
people around the world. They also raised awareness and money for the
project by placing collection jars in some of our local establishments,
including Not Your Average Joe's and Hearth Pizzeria. The Buddy Water Project started 8 years ago in 2008 and at that time over 1 billion people
did not have access to clean drinking water. This year, a UNICEF representative revealed to the students that currently, the amount of people in the world that
do not have access to clean drinking water has dropped to 663 million. That's a difference of
over 337 million people- more than the entire population
of the United States! It is because of programs like Hillside's Buddy Water
Project that this number continues to shrink. Great work for a great cause!