World Water Week (WWW) is an opportunity for youth to focus on critical global issues in an effort to invest in a future of active and engaged citizens. Chief Sealth International High School dedicates a week in March to address topics related to global access to fresh water and local conservation. The event culminates in a student conference with keynote speakers, student seminars, and a chance to put theory into action by taking part in a school wide service-learning project.
This year we have created an interdisciplinary unit for all 350 freshmen to bring them into the water project early as full members of the school team. These students will partner with students in poor rural Kenya to collect and share data and gain perspectives of the realities of water in a developing nation. Teams of Kenyan and Sealth students will develop a culminating project to act upon important issues in their communities. Our ninth graders will share their projects at the Water Conference on March 22.
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SEAVURIA connects students across the globe to engage and learn together
This year SEAVURIA will partner Chief Sealth International High School with two schools in rural Kenya to empower students with the knowledge and skills that will afford them opportunities to become contributors to a globally connected workforce requiring 21st century skills. SEAVURIA Global Partnerships creates a sustainable partnership of global interactions for and by youth. We do this by partnering teachers from Kenya and the US to develop relevant, authentic curriculum that engages our students. Kenyan and US students collaborate in meaningful curriculum, enhanced through technology and directed by students’ own questions. SEAVURIA students express the passion, the curiosity and the will to make a difference in their lives and in their communities.
Empowering youth as global citizens is key to their future and to the future of their world. Today’s technological tools afford us an opportunity to connect students from around the world and engage them in discussions about issues that matter. They learn from one another, serve as role models for one another, realize opportunities and are inspired to take action.