Nonprofit visits Twin Cities schools to build awareness of clean water needs

February 19, 2019 12:06 PM

A team from Thirst Project is visiting schools in the Twin Cities this week.

The international nonprofit is a movement of high school and college students who build freshwater wells in developing nations.

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Their "road warriors" are visiting 500 schools throughout the country. They made a stop at Washburn High School Tuesday, hoping to educate students about their mission and inspire them to get involved.

The nonprofit is in 13 countries and has raised nearly $10 million so far.

"We at Thirst Project and Morton Salt truly believe in the power of young people, the power of youth to change the world," said Kristiana Davis, who spoke to a class in Minneapolis on Tuesday. "The youth are the most inspired passionate people that we can find out there and we are truly the next generation of world changers."

The Thirst Project team will visit schools in Minneapolis, Roseville and Plymouth over the next few days.

Learn more about the nonprofit's mission and get involved here.

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