Michael Fitzgerald's Jerry Can Challenge

Benefiting kids at Kefa Academy in Rwanda
My name is Michael Fitzgerald and I am a member of Rachel Carson Middle School. For Eighth Grade at our school we have to make our own service project with an organization. I decided that I wanted to work with the Kefa project because I had previous connections with the organization. For my action project I am doing a jerry can challenge for our school that raises money for the Kefa Project.

The jerry can challenge comes from how people transport water in Rwanda. On a daily basis people from all over in Rwanda collect water in jerry cans. Also students at the Kefa academy use jerry cans for training. So at school I am running a fundraiser where students walk around a set of cones 40 feet apart carrying large jugs for as long as they can. Students will also be competing against the homeroom classes. You will be able to pledge for Ms. Silva, Mr. Quinn, Mr. Gibson, Ms. Shrader, Ms. Hall, or Ms. Hereford’s homeroom classes. Each team will have about 30 students. One pledge will sponsor one homeroom class of 30 students. Donations are also accepted. Thank you!
All donations are tax deductible

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Jerry can workouts are a great way for gyms, schools, and sports teams to have fun time together and help transform lives.

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Learn More About Kefa

Started in 2009, as Play For Hope, The Kefa Project is all about seeing at-risk youth transformed in every aspect of their lives. Kefa pronounced kay-fuh is a Rwandan spelling of Kepha or Cephas the name Jesus gave Peter when he was declared the rock. We want every child's life to built on a solid rock, a firm foundation.

Sports are an avenue for us to create families for at-risk youth in Rwanda. Our goal is to help them feel welcomed, no longer alone, to help them re-enter education both formally and informally, learn finance and business skills, be reconciled to their own families, to know God, and change themselves and then their communities.