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Amman Imman's is dedicated to empowering and preserving Africa's most vulnerable indigenous peoples and engaging school children worldwide as socially conscious leaders.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

10 More Days til We Walk for Water!

At our weekly planning meeting
Planning the festival layout during a site visit
Tifinagh help from our Tuareg friends. This says "Amman Imman"
A beautiful creek to explore
What will you discover on A Walk for Water?

Dear Friends of the Azawak,
A Walk for Water 2014 is rapidly approaching, on May 10 just 10 days from today! Our team of volunteer event planners -- Rebecca, Jamie, Andre, Kim, Stephen and myself -- are so excited! We've got a great experience in store for you -- with fun educational activities for the kids, yummy food and refreshments, cultural demonstrations, indigenous crafts to feast your eyes upon, music from West Africa, special guests -- not to mention an adventurous 3 mile walk! 

Our list of "official sponsors" -- those who are participating at the event -- continues to grow: Reel Water Film Festival, Oneness-Family School, Dog Meets World, The Compost Crew, Algerian guitarist Kamel Zennia, Malian singer/songwriter Hadesh Walet and Ghanian percussionist Michael Kweku Owusu. I'm not going to put their links right here. Instead, I'm asking you to go to our registration website, register yourself and your family, and explore these great contributors who are listed in the sponsor section.

Registration fees will be higher on May 10, so please register in advance! Not only will you avoid paying a higher fee, but if you register before the event you have the opportunity help us raise funds. After all -- this is a FUNDRAISER!  

We will provide a global service experience for you and your family. You will learn about the Tuareg and Fulani people Amman Imman serves. We give you the opportunity to contribute towards Amman Imman's projects. Children in the Azawak sometimes have to travel as many as 35 miles in a day searching for water. Amman Imman has made clean and sustainable water accessible for over 100,000 in the region. With your help, we are shaping children's futures with education, health initiatives, women's empowerment programs, and more. It's YOU who are making a difference.  

So please, take a moment and register. We know you are coming to the event -- last year we had around 200 people and raised $7000. But right now, just 11 days, before A Walk for Water we have under 40 people officially registered and we've raised just $3,523 (mostly the gifts of two foundation donors) which doesn't even cover the event costs. It will really, really help us with our planning (and our nerves) if you would register in advance, and send out your fundraising page to help raise funds.   

We have an incentive, but you need to register by tonight at midnight to be eligible! For every $25 raised by April 30 your name will be entered into a drawing to win a Kindle Fire. Your registration fee counts towards the drawing, so that's a little gift from us to you!

You make all the difference in the world.We'll see you on May 10!

Sincerely yours, for the Azawak,

Monday, April 21, 2014

Walk for Water with Amman Imman on May 10!

Dear Friends of the Azawak, 

Amman Imman: Water is Life invites you and your family to the 8th annual A Walk for Water, a global service event on Saturday, May 10th at the Locust Grove Nature Center, just steps from the Montgomery Mall in Bethesda, Maryland. 

A Walk for Water supports Amman Imman's activities to drill deep wells and provide sustainable development for indigenous communities in West Africa.

This is a great family event and a perfect way to teach your children, family and friends about water scarcity, which is a growing global issue. In the Azawak region of Niger and Mali, children walk 35 miles to bring water home to their families. At 
A Walk for Water, students and families will walk 3 miles in solidarity with the children of the Azawak.

Pre-Register Online Todayand help raise funds! For every $25 raised by April 30, your name will be entered into a drawing to win a Kindle Fire (must be present to win). Registration rates will be higher for onsite registration. 

Program Details
A Walk for Water includes an interactive pre-walk festival highlighting the nomadic cultures of the Azawak, aimed at educating students as global citizens with live music from West Africa, hands-on activities for all ages, and cultural demonstrations. Food, refreshments and merchandise will available for purchase.

The event qualifies as SSL hours for MCPS students.

Saturday, May 10th,  10:30 am - 2:30 pm
  • 10:30 am - 12:00 pm Azawak Cultural Festival
  • 12:00 pm Pre-Walk Rally and drawing to win Kindle Fire
  • 12:30 pm  3 mile Walk begins, 1 - 2 hours depending on your pace  

Locust Grove Nature Center: 7777 Democracy Blvd in Bethesda, MD. 

Event Information
For questions additional information: (240) 418-1143debbie@ammanimman.org

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