Rev. 2 Blog - family could not afford a car More of the...

Info icon This preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Andrew M. Means Prochaska 1 September 2010 Kefentse Zuma Rev.2: Resources August 22, 2010 I was finishing my homework when my father walked in the door with a bag full of fish. He had a very pleased look on his face as it seemed we had enough fish to last us for months. He had to start the process of washing the fish so my mother could cook the fish for dinner tonight. We are very fortunate to be among the 74% of residents in our country with safe running water. I decided to help my father wash the fish since it was a vast amount of fish. As I started washing, he told me not to spend more than twenty seconds on one fish. I asked him why not because we need for our fish to be completely clean. He replied, “20 seconds is all you need. There is a shortage in water.” Wow really?? We live all around water, and my father works in water every day. How in the world can we run out? I am not your average twelve year old. I’m actually pretty smart. Knowing my complex brain, I had to find out how we have shortages in water.
Image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
I walked to our local library. It was about three miles away from my home. My
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: family could not afford a car. More of the government officials and other higher class people have cars. I take the city bus every now and then, but the bus cost money. Money is very precious. However, it is better for the environment for us not to have a car, but I do wish we had an easier way to get around. I arrived to the library. I found some encyclopedias, and I was ready to get cracking. I started reading up on our country, and I was shocked with what I found. Turns out water resources are really only available to the major cities. People are struggling with finding clean water all over our country. This really saddened me and I took a really good look at myself. We took our running water for granted for a while. I hope that I can be someone in the future that can raise awareness to the major cities that clean water is needed everywhere. I am only twelve, but I see myself making a difference in a particular issue in the near future....
View Full Document

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern