Blowing Their Own Horn? Not Exactly...
The village of Bar Amioyok doesn't have a radio station to make announcements, but blowing this Eland antelope horn calls villagers to come to important gatherings. This time it announces the arrival of Water for Sudan trucks and crew so people can come help with the drilling work — clearing the field where the well will be, gathering gravel, moving heavy supplies and tools. Learn more about how the villagers contribute. Once the well is finished, they'll celebrate the arrival of safe, fresh water that transforms their lives.
Update from Sudan
Water for Sudan expanded its permanent compound in Wau, one of the largest cities in Southern Sudan and the capital of Western Bahr al Ghazal state.
The Southern Sudan Relief and Rehabilitation Commission helped WFS locate and purchase the compound. A watchman ensures the equipment and supplies remain safe between drilling seasons. He also starts the trucks once a week to keep them in good operating order.
Update from Headquarters
Volunteer Peg Dawson Receives Award
Peg Dawson has been the chief office volunteer for Water for Sudan for almost two years, logging in nearly 300 hours to keep the office running smoothly. Christopher Moore, chair of the Board, said, in presenting Peg a gift, "Peg has brought the office from confusion to order. Her contribution to Water for Sudan is immeasurable. Thank you."
The growth of Water for Sudan has made it clear that replacing Peg Dawson would best be accomplished by hiring its first US-based paid staff, and a part time position was created.
Lynn Malooly Joins WFS as Office Administrator
Lynn Malooly was a co-founder, administrator and teacher at Lilac Children’s Garden, a homeschool enrichment program, from 1998-2010. She has previously worked as a freelance editor and writer, as the Community Relations Coordinator for the Greece Central School District, a public relations assistant at the American Red Cross and the production coordinator for Target Video Productions. She is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and a resident of Penfield.