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Forsyth County News

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By: Jim Dean

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North Forsyth High’s Young Hearts for Africa club has organized a 4-mile walk Sunday to raise money for an organization that helps African nations.

Set for 1 p.m. at the school’s cross country track, “Walk for Water” simulates the daily trek many young children in Africa must make to fetch well water for their families.

Registration is $10. Proceeds will help fund club members’ trip to Kenya next month to work at an orphanage supported by Heart for Africa, as well as the organization’s water initiatives in Swaziland.

Heart for Africa, a faith-based nonprofit works with partners in Africa to provide self-sustainable homes for orphans and other children through long-term programs.

It also provides short-term service trips that deliver care, shelter, food, water, clothing and education.

For more on Sunday’s walk, e-mail club sponsor Kyle West at