Teacher Fred Struik gets beaten to the bell by student Ian Vandergugten during a trivia challenge at CCHS Missions Week. Submitted photo

Students ‘dig deep’ for fundraiser

Credo Christian High School students raised $18,000 for water wells in Africa.

Students across the world will be getting three wells for clean water, thanks to the generosity of local students at Credo Christian High School.

“We are happy with our accomplishment,” said CCHS principal Kent Dykstra.

Dykstra explained the students were challenged to “dig deep” for the school’s annual Missions Week fundraiser that ran from Feb. 25 to March 1.

Together the students chose to fundraise for EduDeo – a Canadian Christian organization that serves children in developing countries.

In response to a cholera outbreak in Zambia, Africa last year, the Langley students decided to give the money to an EduDeo project that builds water wells in Zambia.

According to Dykstra, over the course of a week, the Credo Christian students hosted a variety of activities such as library fines, obstacle courses, balloon popping contest, and detention bails.

At the end of the week, the school exceeded its initial $10,000 goal and raised $18,000.

“The students, staff, and supporting community came through in a big way. Thanks to everyone who contributed,” added Dykstra.

The cash is enough to drill three wells.

For more information on the EduDeo well project, visit: https://edudeo.com/well-project/

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