A new well has been completed at the Jalimo Secondary School in Kajo-Keju, Sudan.
This new well will serve over 400 people in the community.
A teacher from the school was asked for her thoughts about this project...
"I would like to thank the donors for rectifying our water problem. In the last few years
we have struggled with water scarcity, mostly during dry season. The cooks have been moving long distances looking for water to prepare food for the students.
I also want to appreciate the donors so much because many problems like wastage of time and other safety issues will be solved because of this borehole. The common diseases that have been faced within this school like Typhoid can now be avoided. Our community is also relieved from the same problems because
now they will be getting water from our well.
Lastly , I want to thank the donors for their offering to us. We feel very special and honored. With God there is nothing impossible and water is life (John 4:10).
Thank you very much for the work you have done for us. God bless you all!!"
From its independence in 1956 until 2005, Sudanese were caught in ongoing civil warfare between the north and south, resulting in extreme violence and devastation, and what humanitarian organizations call a "lost generation."
Due to its war-torn past, the country lacks almost every part of what modern society considers a necessity:
access to basic health care services, educational opportunities, electricity and infrastructure, a working economy, and most of all - clean water. The country is rebuilding, but is starting from almost nothing. One recent report indicated there were no more than six miles of paved roads in all of South Sudan. (Source: WHI)
(Source: CIA The Word Factbook, LWI)
The Water Project, Inc. is proud to be in partnership with Water Harvest International (WHI), a U.S.-based Christian safe water non-profit with an
operational base in Southern Sudan.
Between 2005 and 2007, several members of the Radler family visited both North and South Sudan on mission trips. Realizing the deep impact that clean water can have not only on a community but also how it can aid in spreading the Gospel, The Radler Foundation decided to start and fund a water drilling operation based in Kajo Keji County, South Sudan.
In May of 2008, as planning and development was taking shape, the Lord blessed the Foundation and brought Stephen Huber on board as WHI's first employee. Stephen moved to Sudan in July of 2008 to set up operations in-country.
A Christian well-drilling NGO in Southern Sudan
With your help, fresh-water wells are being placed at schools
in Southern Sudan for about $4,000 each.
Access to clean, safe water has a profound impact on both students and the surrounding communities. Students are relieved from walking miles for water which is dirty and diseased. They have more time in class, and health improves dramatically as the children learn the importance of good hygiene and sanitation in addition to having abundant clean drinking water.
Wells at schools change lives forever.
A well at a school in Southern Sudan
Project Type: Hand Pumped Well
Location: Jalimo SS, Kajo-Keji, Sudan