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Career & Technical School News

BOCES students rise to the occasion of helping others

Students at Maywood, CTE help the less fortunate in South Sudan 

Students after the walk

Students at Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) and Maywood School recently teamed up to help children and families in South Sudan have access to water.

Thirty-eight students from Gretchen McDonough’s Retail Office Services and Vocational Training classes walked two miles on the Albany CTE campus on May 19 and raised $908 from pledges gathered by themselves, as well as from students at the Maywood School.

The funds raised well-exceeded the $500 initial goal and will be used by the Water for South Sudan organization, which drills wells in the war-torn country, said McDonough.

Millions of women and children currently trek for up to eight hours a day to collect water from marshes, ditches or hand-dug wells where water is often contaminated with parasites and bacteria. The results are sickness, even death, according to the organization.

The Water for South Sudan organization is in the midst of a $1.5 million campaign to raise funds for its efforts to quench thirst and eradicate disease and death.

“It was really fun helping others,” said Kenzie Edwards, who attends CTE from the Voorheesville Central School District.


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