Micaela Homer, a seventh-grader at Nichols Middle School is bringing awareness to the plight of people in developing nations who do not have access to clean water.

As a Bat Mitzvah, she has chosen to focus on educating people about the issue. At her school she met with the Student Council to present this topic at school and introduce them the a not-for- profit Charity:Water, which builds wells in places where clean water is out of reach. They have built wells mainly in Africa, as well as Haiti, India, and Central America. Charity: Water uses 100 percent of its donations in this way.

Micaela has created a website link: http://mycharitywater.org/micaelasbatmitzvah where anyone can help her raise money for this cause. Her goal is to raise $600 by June 30.