April Green Drinks - Davenport Students Provide Clean Water to Thousands in Kenya
Tuesday, April 4th at 5:00 pm (in person)
1806, 2nd Avenue
Rock Island, IL (map)
Since 2017, Davenport's West High School students have been working with Fishers of Men Ministries to develop a water filtration system to provide clean water for families in Kenya. In 2020, teacher Greg Smith and a student made an initial trip there to collect data on the water.
COVID delayed the project by two years, but by 2021a fully functioning slow-sand water filtration system was developed. Duro Johnson, a senior at West High and native of Nigeria, designed a concrete building to house this water filtration system in Kenya. In January, four students led by teacher Greg Smith travelled to the village of Muamba in eastern Kenya to implement this slow-sand water filter system, which is now providing clean water for over 22,000 people.
Through the years, over 100 students participated in this project. Greg Smith and Duro Johnson will share their challenges, learning, and experiences from this project with us at this month's Green Drinks.
To make sure that we have enough space for our meeting, please R.S.V.P. at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcoduGpqTIsH9fD6ssFCjEteY09ZHZ41w6m