The Mater Dei School in Sioux City, challenged all the Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Sioux City to designate March 22, which is World Water Day, as Blue Out Day. Emmetsburg Catholic School accepted this challenge and asked students/families and staff to make a free-will donation to support the Sister Water Project. Money raised by the school will be given to the Sisters of St. Francis of Dubuque for this project, which is celebrating 10 years of bringing awareness and support to villages in Tanzania and Honduras. While the goal for the Sister Water Project is to provide safe clean drinking water for villagers in Tanzania and Honduras, the project has additional benefits. In villages where there is no well or clean drinking water, women and girls must travel many miles by foot to carry water to the villages. In come countries, women and girls spend up to six hours a day carrying water. The ripple effect of this is that girls do not have the opportunity to attend school. In villages where clean drinking water is available, girls are free to be educated and to help their families rise out of poverty. The Sister Water Project has completed or restored 130 well projects in Tanzania and 20 water systems in Honduras.

 
 

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