‘A Long Walk to Water’ Hero Visits Daniel Bagley Elementary Wednesday

June 6, 2016 3:32pm


Earlier this year we shared a project that a 4th and 5th grade class at Daniel Bagley Elementary was raising money for wells for residents in Sudan. Through handwritten letters, lemonade stands and other efforts, the class raised $6,000. The project was inspired by a book the students read in class called  A Long Walk to Water about the struggles to get basic needs such as water in war torn Sudan. Because of the class’ extraordinary efforts, they won Water for South Sudan’s (WFSS) Iron Giraffe Award which includes a visit with Salva Dut,  a former “Lost Boy of Sudan,” and the subject of the book. The class created a book for Salva Dut that you can view here.

Salva Dut’s June 8 visit will include:

A live discussion with the class from 12 – 12:45. (We are awaiting the link and will share as soon as that is made available.)

Later that evening the school will host an informal potluck on the Daniel Bagley Elementary School grounds (7821 Stone Way, Seattle, 98103) from 5-7 p.m. in a meeting that is open to the public. Salva will say a few words at 6pm, followed by a book signing.

For more information on Salva’s story, go to the Water For South Sudan website.