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Envision a Better World

Envision a Better World Elementary & Middle School Curriculum

A Run for Water global citizenship initiative designed for children in grades K-8. It is made possible through the generous support and commitment of Envision Financial.

Run for Water Learning Project

Run for Water Learning Project Secondary School Curriculum

A global citizenship initiative designed for youth in grades 9-11. It is made possible through the generous support and commitment of Envision Financial.

Hope for Tayo

Hope for Tayo A Children's Book

Hope for Tayo is based on a true story of Tessa Peters travelling from Abbotsford, British Columbia to Southern Ethiopia with her Dad in 2010.

School Program Curricula

Curriculum is available for Elementary, Middle and Secondary School levels.

Water Resources

This classroom resource guide is intended to introduce young students to the world's water resources by providing engaging and age-appropriate opportunities to learn about the importance of safe water and sanitation. The materials and resources embrace a multidisciplinary approach to learning and aim to empower young students to work towards a world without poverty, disease and injustice.

Global Citizenship

The classroom materials give students a glimpse into the lives of children in countries like Ethiopia who are struggling with access to safe water, and describe the ways that various agencies and community events such as Run for Water are responding to the global water crisis in the developing world.

Social Responsibility

The materials are organized around three central themes and can be administered and adapted in different ways. Envision a Better World resources are designed in line with B.C.'s Prescribed Learning Outcomes and B.C.'s Performance Standards of Social Responsibility. Content and materials link across English Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, and Health and Career Education.

Partner School Registration

Register as a Run for Water Partner School to receive discount rates for students and teachers. Register

Elementary School Curriculum

Envision a Better World: Learn, Create, Run is a Run for Water global citizenship initiative designed for children in grades K-8. It is made possible through the generous support and commitment of Envision Financial.

Description
This classroom resource guide is intended to introduce young students to the world's water resources by providing engaging and age-appropriate opportunities to learn about the importance of safe water and sanitation. The materials and resources embrace a multidisciplinary approach to learning and aim to empower young students to work towards a world without poverty, disease and injustice.
Contents
Resources
Guide for K to Grade 2 Guide for Grades 3 to 4

Middle School Curriculum

Envision a Better World: Learn, Create, Run is a Run for Water global citizenship initiative designed for children in grades K-8. It is made possible through the generous support and commitment of Envision Financial.

Description
This classroom resource guide is intended to introduce young students to the world's water resources by providing engaging and age-appropriate opportunities to learn about the importance of safe water and sanitation. The materials and resources embrace a multidisciplinary approach to learning and aim to empower young students to work towards a world without poverty, disease and injustice.
Contents
Resources
Guide for Grades 5 to 8

Secondary School Curriculum

The Run for Water Learning Project, sponsored by Envision Financial, is a global citizenship initiative designed for youth in grades 9-11. It is made possible through the generous support and commitment of Envision Financial.

Description
This classroom resource guide is intended to introduce young students to the world's water resources by providing engaging and age-appropriate opportunities to learn about the importance of safe water and sanitation. The materials and resources embrace a multidisciplinary approach to learning and aim to empower young students to work towards a world without poverty, disease and injustice.
Contents
Resources
Guide for Grades 9 and 10 Guide for Grade 11

Teacher Registration

If you’re a teacher who would like to download a copy of the Run for Water Curriculum, please provide the following information to register your school and join us in bringing clean water to Ethiopia:

Freselam

We will provide a clean and adequate water source for the community of Freselam.

Freselam, Ethiopia

In the far north of Ethiopia, just 13 kilometres from the border with Eritrea, lies the community of Freselam. Life in Freselam is tough. The area sits near the military zone of the Ethiopia-Eritrea border dispute. The barren landscape has been hit by droughts. For generations, the children that lived here never had a chance for an education. The current Freselam school is a school in the strictest definition: There are teachers educating children. But it is not a school by any other standard. There are no desks. No latrines. No water source. No classrooms. Instead, children learn under the shade of plants draped over propped-up sticks. There is little respite from the baking sun and no protection against the incessant dust. A strong wind will easily leave the “classroom” in ruins.

The Project

We will build a school, complete with classrooms, latrines, a library, early childhood education classroom, playground, and water source. We want to give all 970 children in the community an opportunity for a proper education.

The local leaders are doing their part: They’ve enrolled 84 out-of-school children in the past year, donated two hectares of land and raised $10,000 towards the construction of a new school.

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