Jalimo Secondary School

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South Sudan

Wells for Sudan - Schools

Latitude 3.75
Longitude 31.60

400 Served

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I want to thank the donors for their offering to us. We feel very special and honored. With God there is nothing impossible.

Juan B. - Community Member

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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!!”

Juan Betty

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Monitoring Data

Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump
Location:  Jalimo SS, Kajo-Keji, Sudan
ProjectID: 209
Install Date:  08/10/2010

Monitoring Data
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Last Visit: 08/05/2015
Well Depth:  180.00M

Visit History:
08/05/2015 — Functional


Country Details

South Sudan

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)


Population: 41.3 Million
Lacking clean water: 30%
Below poverty line: 40%
Climate: Tropical in south; arid in north (desert); rainy season varies by region
Languages: Arabic (official), Nubian, Ta Bedawie, English
Ethnic Groups: Black 52%, Arab 39%, Beja 6%, Foreigners 2%
Life Expectancy: 58 years
Infant Mortality Rate: 81 deaths per 1000 live births

(Source: CIA The Word Factbook, LWI)

Partner Profile

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.

Through 2008, WHI's support team in Texas acquired the necessary equipment to send to Sudan, including a PAT Drill 301-TP air/mud rig, Toyota Landcruiser, and Tata 4WD Lorry.
Stephen, on the ground in Sudan, began construction of a building and
compound where the operation would be based. The first Sudanese to work
with WHI was George Lukwago, who had recently graduated from university
with a major in Rural Development. Then, with his background as an NGO
contractor, multiple vocational degrees, and a trained pastor, Asiki
Isaac became the second Sudanese on our team.  After more preparations,
WHI started drilling in 2009 and has been busy every since. 

Today, WHI operates with a team of thirteen Sudanese workers
including: a full time Sanitation Coordinator who oversees all aspects
of sanitation training, a Ministry Coordinator who oversees evangelism
and Christian communal development, an expert Pump Installation Team,
and numerous assistant drillers.  The team is currently completing
around two wells a week.