Clean water for 400 school children in South Sudan

by Alaska Sudan Medical Project
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Nov 29, 2012

Old Fangak Clean Water Project Begins

Repairing the New Clinic hand pump
Repairing the New Clinic hand pump

The first team of ASMP volunteers has arrived safely on the ground as we are excited for the dry working season in Old Fangak to begin. All of the well-drilling supplies have also arrived in Old Fangak after a long boat journey on the Nile. 

The team is excited about our prospects this season as we have received our supplies earlier than usual. Volunteers like Denny have begun assessing the water situation in Old Fangak, and an assessment of each water well has been completed. Pumps and generators are being serviced in preparation for our first well-drilling lead volunteer, Rob, who will arrive in early January. He will work with local trainees and our South Sudanese Project Manager Stephen to install our first well of the season: at the new school under construction in Old Fangak.

The team on the ground now will begin preparations including identifying the sight and working with the village Water Management Committee to plan the best use of the well. If all goes according to plan, the borehole should be completed by the end of January, and we hope to have a functioning, abundant new source of clean water for the school in place by the middle of February.

This project could not be completed without the support of our donors. Thank you for your generous contributions, as it allows us to keep bringing these life-saving sources of clean water to this needy area.

We will post another Progress Report once we are ready to begin drilling.

Thanks for your support,

The ASMP Team

Old Fangak
Old Fangak's first school near completion.
Our well drilling supplies have arrived!
Our well drilling supplies have arrived!
Some of Old Fangak
Some of Old Fangak's first students in the school?

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Alaska Sudan Medical Project

Location: Anchorage, ALASKA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.alaskasudan.org
Project Leader:
Jessica Curtis
Anchorage, AK United States

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