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Published on June 17th, 2014 | by Millennium Magazine Staff

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PHMS Partial Immersion students organize service project

LEXINGTON, S.C. — Pleasant Hill Middle Partial Immersion students collected 295 pairs of gently-used shoes to donate to the Shoes4Water organization.

Each year Partial Immersion students organize a service project to learn about linguistic and cultural diversity of other cultures. Through the program, students acquire the language, knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for effective participation in a global environment that is connected economically, socially and politically.

Shoes4Water provides drinking water to remote villages by digging wells for people in Kenya. The organization “turns donated shoes into clean water” by selling donated shoes to exporters and recyclers for resale and materials. The profits are used to buy necessary supplies for clean water.

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