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Raising a Hand for Clean Water

Teens and parents from San Clemente and Laguna Beach meet with Sobonfu Some, second from left, president of Wisdom Spring, and monk Yeshi Dorjee, whose village is in need of water.

Teens and parents from San Clemente and Laguna Beach meet with Sobonfu Some, second from left, president of Wisdom Spring, and monk Yeshi Dorjee, whose village is in need of water.

 

Students thirsting to help others have organized the Healing Hands Fundraiser, May 2-5, at Laguna Beach’s Transformation at Gallery 1951, 1951 S. Coast Highway.

Students from Laguna Beach, San Clemente, and Laguna Hills high schools will be raising money to bring water to an indigenous village in North India by holding a silent auction of art made by teens.

Teens will also be performing musically on both Thursday and Saturday night.

The school-based Healing Hands clubs are working in alliance with Wisdom Spring Inc., based in Leesburg, Va., which through youth projects has funded construction of wells all over the world.

Before relocating from Virginia three years ago, Laguna Beach resident Susan Hough recruited youth volunteers for similar efforts as a project coordinator and board member of Wisdom Spring. Its founder, lecturer and activist Sobonfu Somé, established the charity to preserve indigenous African culture.

“People should not simply focus on their already fortunate communities, but those communities which have almost nothing,” said a current student participant, Emmy Lombard.

For more info: http://www.wisdomspringinc.org.

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