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NLR Elementary Class Raises Money for Sudan

Students designed and sold buttons and raised $667. The money will help bring clean water to the region.
The book the students read in class that motivated them to help the people of Sudan.
The book the students read in class that motivated them to help the people of Sudan.
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR - Some elementary school students in North Little Rock are helping build a well on the other side of the world.

After reading the book, "A Long Walk to Water," by Linda Sue Park, Mrs. Thomas' 5th Grade Class at Lakewood Elementary School, decided to take action to help the people of Sudan and raise funds for the project.

The money they raised from designing and selling buttons will help build an additional well which will provide clean water to that region. 

The class raised $667 that will be sent to The Water for South Sudan Inc. to help with the building of the new well. 

As part of their project, the fifth graders learned about Africa, the people, and the problems they face dealing with dirty water. 

By being inspired to action, their teacher says these students showed compassion, empathy, and hard work trying to help people around the world.
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