Amman Imman and the John F. Kennedy High School call upon schools, groups and individuals to bring attention to the worldwide water crisis by participating in the 2015 A Walk for Water for the Azawak. Work with your community to raise funds that will help West African nomadic children and families suffering from water scarcity gain access to sustainable water sources and capacity-building projects focused on health, sanitation, food security, education, women’s empowerment, environmental sustainability and livelihood opportunities.
The 2015 A Walk for Water is Amman Imman’s signature spring fundraising and awareness event in the Washington, DC metro area that provides an opportunity for individuals and families to engage in a global community service experience. The event qualifies for MCPS SSL hours.
This year, Amman Imman is delighted to co-host this event with the John F. Kennedy High School in Silver Spring, Maryland - a school that embraces community service through its signature program, the Leadership Training Institute. We are pleased to have Amman Imman’s Founder and Executive Director Ariane Alzhara Kirtley as Opening Ceremony keynote speaker, and Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett as special guest speaker.
A Walk for Water commences with an interactive cultural festival, highlighting the cultures that Amman Imman serves and the issue of water scarcity, that features hands-on activities, food, live music from West Africa, traditional crafts and jewelry for purchase, and live demonstrations for the whole family. During the festival people gather to begin the 5K walk that symbolizes the 35 mile trek children living in the Azawak of West Africa travel to bring water home to their families.