Shenton College students send water filtration systems to Uganda


Shenton College Year 9 students Isaac Davies, Jessie Horn, Kate Mountain and Viim Lesterhouis.
Shenton College Year 9 students Isaac Davies, Jessie Horn, Kate Mountain and Viim Lesterhouis.

SHENTON College students have taken part in a project to help those less fortunate, providing water filtration systems to people in Uganda.

More than 80 Year 9 students took part in the project last week , building simple water filtration kits, purchased by the P&C.

The project is part of the school’s effort to take part in community service projects on an international and local level.

Shenton College head of learning and community Year 9 Gary Green said the projects were also about students working together to build the systems.

“The project has allowed our students to work in a collaborative way to problem solve, communicate and to understand they can play a vital role in the support of others,” he said.

“Many students felt great passion for this project with over 80 attending. They felt the chance to give a family access to a basic human right such as water, was so very powerful.”

He said the students could also track where the systems went and how they helped people in less fortunate countries.

“The focus on our service-based culture at Shenton is such an important life long skill in developing awareness, compassion and a capacity to engage with other in our interconnected world,” he said.