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    Daniel Bagley Elementary Gets Special Visit for Helping South Sudan
    Posted on 05/06/2016
    Salva Dut sits

    Daniel Bagley Students Raised $6,000 for Sudan

    Fourth and fifth graders at Daniel Bagley Elementary School are winners of the of the grand prize drawing for the non-profit organization Water for South Sudan's (WFSS) Iron Giraffe Challenge. Students and their families raised more than $6,000 for WFSS, which drills wells to provide clean drinking water for Sudanese families.

    The class became inspired after reading the book, A Long Walk to Water, which tells the story of WFSS founder, Salva Dut.

    In 1985, Dut, then just 11 years old, was one of the 17,000 "Lost Boys of Sudan" who fled Sudan during that country's two-decade civil war. Dut will travel from South Sudan to visit Bagley Elementary in June.

    Here's more information on Water for South Sudan and the Iron Giraffe Challenge.

    Here's more information on Daniel Bagley Elementary School and the book that inspired students, A Long Walk to Water.

    Crew drills water well