A long walk to water

By Mabel19
  • Salva's Journey

    Salva's Journey
    Salva is an 11 year old boy that is at his school and he is just thinking of memories because he knows everything that the teacher is teaching. Salva remembers when he made cows out of clay and competed with his brothers. Rebels come to his school and start attacking, he can't run back to his village because it's 30 mins. away.
  • Salva's Journey

    Salva's Journey
    Salva is all alone, he is repeating the words "where is my family?" He finds a group that his village people are in. He becomes part of the group but he doesn't find his family and he tries to join the men's part of that group but they don't think he should be part of that group. After he falls asleep the group of his villagers abandon him because they think he is too much work. He is all alone again.
  • Salva's Journey

    Salva's Journey
    Salva meets the old lady that owns the barn. She gives him food and helps him but since it is the dry season, the lady has to leave the barn. She says he can't stay with her because she has to leave. She tells him that he can't go with her because it will be dangerous for her. She tells him to stay safe and stay away from the fighting. When Salva leaves, he meets his people (from the Dinka tribe) and wonders if his family is close.
  • Salva's Journey

    Salva's Journey
    Salva meets people from the Dinka tribe but they aren't his family. The people don't want to take Salva with them but a lady convinces them. He tries to stay with them on the journey, he doesn't want to lag behind. Salva is starving never like he has before. Salva meets a boy from the Jur-chol tribe named Buksa who finds food for them. The group finds honey and they will feast for the night.
  • Salva's Journey

    Salva's Journey
    Salva enjoyed the honey the group feasted on. Many people got stung by the bees because they got angry. Everyday the group of people gets bigger. Salva accidentally steps on a boy's hand, the boy is named Marial and he and Salva become friends. The group is going to another country and Salva doesn't want to go because he thinks he won't find his family. Marial says that they will go all around Africa and back to where Salva lives. Salva meets someone who sounds like he knows.
  • Salva's Journey

    Salva's Journey
    Salva finds his Uncle in the group he walked with. After Salva told his Uncle that he was alone and what had happened to him, his Uncle said that he would stay with him and protect him. A few days later Salva's Uncle hunted the group some meat. Everyone loved and enjoyed it the topi but after a few days, everyone started throwing up, including Salva. Many days after throwing up, Salva slept and when he woke up, he found out that something bad happened to his friend, Marial.
  • Salva's Journey

    Salva's Journey
    Salva found out what happened to his friend, Marial, because his friend got killed by a lion, he started to fear lions. Every time they were close to lions, Salva's Uncle ensured him that he would be safe. His Uncle kept on telling him that they were heading to the desert and to Ethiopia, since the group had to go over a river, they built boats so they could go over the river which took two days to make. Salva now has to prepare for the journey.
  • Salva's Journey

    Salva's Journey
    Salva and the group finally arrived to the shore and found a lot of food. The fishermen didn't want to give them the food so they all had to beg except for Salva's Uncle. His Uncle gave him some food including sugar cane which reminded him of the happy times with his family. He was reminiscing the times his dad brought mangoes and rice. He also remembered the times the mosquitoes bit him... EVERYWHERE.
  • Salva's Journey

    Salva's Journey
    Salva and the group travel across the desert and Salva is having the worst day ever, his lips are dry, he is thirsty, and he stubs his toe on a rock and his toenail comes off. While Salva is walking with the group, he sees a group of men that look like rocks. A lady from the group goes up to them and tries to save them with the only water she has. Another person from the group starts yelling at her and says that she will kill herself and the men.
  • Salva's Journey

    Salva's Journey
    While Salva and the group are traveling, Uncle says he is going to leave Salva after they go to the camp. The four men that the ladies helped joined them on the journey but the rest died. Salva and the group are so close but then, people from the Nuer tribe come and steal the people's clothes and belongings. The people tie Salva's Uncle to a tree and then kill him with a gun and Salva has NO ONE.
  • Salva's Journey

    Salva's Journey
    The people of the group buried Salva's dead Uncle. Salva knows that no one will help him, the group starts to think about salva the way they did in the beginning but Salva wants to shows them that he is strong and isn't a baby. They finally arrive to the camp and Salva is separated to the kids section, with new people. After living healthily at the camp he finds a lady that looks like his mom and e chases after her. He shows perseverance because he goes on without his Uncle.
  • Salva's Journey

    Salva's Journey
    Salva isn't too close to the lady but he knows that it's not his mother. Salva thinks about his whole life before and after the war.
  • Salva's Journey

    Six years later... Salva hears that the camp is closing. People are coming in with guns and shooting, telling them to leave. Everyone starts leaving and Salva thinks maybe they are going back to Southern Sudan because of the river full of crocodiles that they are crossing. Salva's life hasn't changed over the years in the camp, he is just older and still alone.
  • Salva's Journey

    Salva's Journey
    People started to walk across the river and the people started shooting. Many people started to die in the river because crocodiles, guns, and drowning. He tried to cross the river. Someone went on Salva's back almost drowning him but that made him survive. A man shot the person that was on his back. He finally crossed the river. He started walking with a group of boys to Kenya. He was the leader and he helped them all, it took them two and a half years to get to Kenya.
  • Salva's Journey

    (4 years later) Salva is 22 years old and he is living at a refugee camp that he doesn't like. Since he doesn't like it, he goes to another camp. At the camp he meets and aid named Michael. The new camp has aids and most of them speak English. Since Michael sees Salva is interested in the language, he teaches it to him. When Salva finds out that 3,000 people get to go to America, he looks for his name on a list of people who are going to the U.S. He finally finds his name, he is going to America
  • Salva's Journey

    Salva's Journey
    Salva is going to New York. He and a lot of other people are getting ready to go to their destinations. In Africa, he wondered how cold it was in America. On the airplane a lady gave Salva Coke and he hadn't tasted it in a while, he remembered when he and his family laughed over the bubbles of the Coke. After a few flights, Salva finally met his new family and he wore many more clothes. Salva was ready to leave everything. He shows perseverance because he is surviving through the cold air.
  • Salva's Journey

    Salva's Journey
    Salva has lived in New York for about 7 years. Salva is getting used to everything but he is having trouble learning English. Salva is playing volleyball because of his aid, Michael, teaching him. Salva gets an email telling him that his father is alive and getting surgery. After months of planning, he finally goes back to Sudan. He is at the place where his dad is and is ready to meet him.
  • The end of Salva's Journey

    The end of Salva's Journey
    (2003-2007) Salva finally gets to Africa and he meets his dad. He catches up with what happens and finds out most of his family is safe and back in the village. After staying in Africa for three days, Salva realizes that he can complete his goal. He has to go to America again and he thinks about how he will try to accomplish his goal of fixing Africa's problems...
  • Nya's Morning

    Nya's Morning
    Nya has to bring a container all the way to pond to get water, it takes her a long time. She has to hurry so it wouldn't be noon by the time she gets back. She wants it to take at least half the morning but it will be hard because of the heat, time, and thorns.
  • Nya's Morning

    Nya's Morning
    Nya is on the way and she steps on thorn. She gets another piece of thorn to take it off and it hurts her so bad.
  • Nya's Day

    Nya's Day
    Nya finally gets the muddy water and she prepares for her journey home. She uses a doughnut and a heavy container to bring the water home.
  • Nya's Day

    Nya's Day
    Nya is finally home, and her mother gives her food to eat. She has a sibling who she has to help take care of named Akeer. Nya has to do her water job every single day for seven months.
  • Nya's Day

    Nya's Day
    Every year when the village's water dries up because of no rain, Nya has to go to another location to find water. She has to dig from a long time in the dried up lake. The water is dirty and mostly mud, but she has to do the job every day for 5 months.
  • Nya's Journey

    Nya's Journey
    Nya found out that her mom didn't like the camp that they go to every year. Her mom had many reasons to dislike the camp. Nya's mother was afraid that something would happen to her husband and son while they were hunting. She was afraid that something would happen because while they were hunting the Dinka people were there and most families lost their loved ones because of that.
  • Nya's Journey

    Nya's Journey
    Nya's sister gets sick from drinking the dirty, muddy water. She doesn't know whether or whether not to bring her to the doctors. She has to decide between taking a long walk to the doctors or leaving her sister at the camp and letting her heal on her own.
  • Nya's Journey

    Nya's Journey
    Nya's family ended up taking Akeer to the doctor, and she was completely fine. Nya worried about them drinking the same water and getting sick because the doctor said to boil the water to purify it but she knew that if she couldn't wait, then Akeer couldn't either.
  • Nya's Journey

    Nya's Journey
    Nya sees many men coming from jeeps to talk to her Uncle, the village chief. Nya asks her brother, Dep, what the men are talking about and he says that they are talking about the water, and she thinks about it and says why would they be discussing that? We already have a pond of water.
  • Nya's Journey

    Nya's Journey
    Nya finds out that the men that came to the village are talking to her Uncle about making a lake in between the trees where the Nuer tribe sings and talks around a fire.
  • Nya's Journey

    Nya's Journey
    The people in Nya's village had started to burn bushes and trees to make the pond. Nya thinks that the men won't find water because the area was so dry and it was the dry season. She was wondering how they would find water.
  • Nya's Journey

    Nya's Journey
    Nya is calling a crane an iron giraffe because she is surrounded by animals and doesn't know about the new technology. The people are starting to find water with all of the different tools they have. The people made the rocks into gravel and Nya was wondering why they need so much of it.
  • Nya's Journey

    Nya's Journey
    Nya doesn't know how the men are getting water. She sees men drilling holes and putting water in a bag that keeps leaking. The leaks are causing the workers to slow down but the boss keeps them going, even if they don't want to work. Nya thinks that the boss is very nice, she knows that he sometimes gets angry but she still thinks he is really nice. The boss keeps working, the workers keep working, and Nya keeps on wondering how the men will find water.
  • Nya's Life

    Nya's Life
    The men finally got the water. Everyone was excited to see water come out. When they finally got the water, everyone was cheering and singing, except for Nya. Nya wasn't happy because of the water, it was all muddy and dirty.
  • Nya's Life

    Nya's Life
    Nya's brother, Dep explains to her what the men in the village are doing. He says that right now the water is muddy because the men haven't dug deep enough to get the clean water. Nya knows that there is a lot more work to do and it will take several days.
  • Nya's Life

    Nya's Life
    Nya finally finds fresh, clean water. Her dad comes and tells her that they are going to make a lake.
  • Nya's Biggest Surprise (End of the Story)

    Nya's Biggest Surprise (End of the Story)
    The men there built a well. Everyone is so happy about the water and they are taking turns drinking the water. Nya is very excited of her and her family going to school. She is also happy about not having to travel so far to get water. When Nya and Dep are waiting in the line, they are talking about the leader and Nya finds out he is Dinka. She thanks him and finds out that his name is Salva. Over the years, Salva has been helping people in Africa by giving them schools and wells.