SMNW

Interact Club will volunteer in Panama this summer

Students prepare to travel to Panama this summer to build water filters

Anastasia Kling and Sonni Meyers

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






Seven Interact Club members are going to Chepo, Panama to build water filters to help the nearby villagers live with safe drinking water.
The water filters are made of three five-gallon buckets and inside of the buckets are gravel, sand and charcoal. When the unclean water is poured into the top bucket the water seeps through the three bins and as the end result clean and clear drinking water is provided.
Interact club students will enter a completely new culture in Chepo,where English is not the people’s first language. Although this might be frightening for some, Interact Club president Kayla Craigmille has five years of Spanish to help her in this uncharted territory.
“We focus so much on serving in our local community, but it is really neat to be able to serve in a different, rural community in a foreign country where we can simultaneously take in a new culture,” Craigmile said.

The Interact Club students will be making water filters like these for the villagers in Chepo, Panama.

Leave a Comment

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Right
Navigate Left
  • Interact Club will volunteer in Panama this summer

    Cross Country

    Leaving a Legacy

  • News

    Track team breaks records at SM North Relays

  • News

    2018-2019 Student Council Members

  • Interact Club will volunteer in Panama this summer

    News

    Students Join National School Walkout

  • News

    Dr. Mike Fulton Approved to be new Superintendent

  • News

    Donations to Steven and Nioka’s families

  • News

    Students in mourning after the loss of two students

  • Interact Club will volunteer in Panama this summer

    News

    Ball of Stress

  • Interact Club will volunteer in Panama this summer

    News

    Not So Late Night Photo Gallery

  • Interact Club will volunteer in Panama this summer

    News

    Cappuccino Day Photo Gallery

The Student News Site of Shawnee Mission Northwest
Interact Club will volunteer in Panama this summer