Yeshiva U. students raise $20,000 to fight water shortage

02.06.2011                      29.Ijar, 5771                      Jom Kippur Katan; Tag 44 des Omer

Wasserwirtschaft:

Yeshiva U. students raise $20,000 to fight water shortage

Project Kfar Vradim elementary school will allow kids to flush toilets, wash dishes with runoff rainwater.

A group of students from Yeshiva University in New York busied themselves on Wednesday morning in the northern Galilee community of Kfar Vradim, connecting pipes and installing barrels onto an elementary school’s basketball court so that the school can collect rainwater for reuse in toilet flushing, gardening and other water and money saving purposes.
The 16 undergraduates – half male, half female – were taking part in Yeshiva University’s QUEST student leadership program, in which students attend two semesters worth of leadership training sessions, raise money for a cause they choose together, and then participate in a weeklong trip to Israel where they see their efforts come to fruition….