This guest post comes to us courtesy of Gurtej, a Grade 4 student at Green Timbers Elementary, Surrey, BC, Canada. It is our pleasure to share his amazing work with the international #globalclassroom community! (It was originally published on his blog here).
So the Mystery of the World Continues …
So the mystery of the world is what makes third world countries so poor? Well there is this great project named Project Purus, Project Purus is an organization that helps schools in third world country’s. They do work for people they don’t even know. Like Govinda, Garrett has never met Govinda but Garrett is still doing lots of work. By the way Govinda is the founder of SAV School in Nepal. You can visit their website here. http://savschool.wordpress.com/ . This video will get you thinking about water. Remember some people have to drink brown water. Keep that in mind. This is what I want to show you.
What if your water looked like that? I think that Project Purus is sending a message out there in the world to leave a positive legacy. What will third world countries look like in ten years? In 20 years? Will there be third world countries in 10 or 20 years? Try to put all of that darkness away and think about it. What if you were in a third world country? What if you had to go through the obstacles in a third world country? In Nepal a water filter is 6,000 Nepal dollars. Here it is 60 dollars. Project Purus turned that gucky brown water in Nepal to clean fresh water with just this:
They changed it to fresh clean water instead of that gucky brown water with just this
They went from this
To this see the smiles on their faces. See how happy they are. Their smiles just light my day.
If we gave these kids the life in Canada for one day they would be the happiest kids on earth. If we went to Nepal for one minute we wouldn’t be able to handle it. All just because of we living in a first world country. How do you think these kids can handle it in a third world country? Because they have to go through these obstacles every single day of their life. We didn’t have to go through it for one minute. These kids have real courage. Don’t be jealous of these kids be happy for them. They finally got clean water. This is their first time. By the way Nepal is actually considered a fourth world country.
What do you think third world countries will be like in 10 years? Or 20 years? Will there be an effect on earth because of third world countries? See you next time. Hope you comment
Inspired By: Project Purus
Thank you for changing especially the world and me. This got me thinking about what do kids have in fourth world countries? Bye