The new nation of South Sudan is experiencing rapid change and development. Water for South Sudan, Inc., is also evolving to strengthen our ability to accomplish our mission of empowering the people of South Sudan's remote villages. Our founder and current president Salva Dut is overseeing operations for this year's drilling season. Beginning in September 2012, he will assume new leadership responsibilties as the organization’s Executive Director for East Africa Operations. He will continue reporting to the Board of Directors and its Executive Committee.
Salva's new role will focus on building and maintaining critical working relationships with Government of South Sudan agencies and departments, as well as national and international Non-Governmental Organizations in South Sudan. In addition, he will oversee WFSS's banking and supplies relationships as well as supervise, hire and train employees in South Sudan. He will be based in Wau, South Sudan and Kampala, Uganda, where WFSS has its banking and supplies relationships.
Salva will travel to the US annually, to meet with the WFSS board of directors and to participate in fundraising and development. This new role enables Salva and Water for South Sudan, Inc. to deepen the organization's commitment to transforming lives of those South Sudanese most in need.
WFSS Board Chair Travels to Africa
WFSS Board Chair Christopher Moore recently returned from a trip to Uganda and South Sudan to observe the financial and procurement areas of our operations in Africa. Chris was able to meet our contacts in banking, suppliers and vehicle repair, as well as meet with Salva, Ater and other crew members.
Chris first traveled to Kampala, Uganda and was able to meet our bankers and suppliers in person. He then traveled to South Sudan, first stopping in Juba, before visiting our compound in Wau, where we are establishing a new office. Salva, Ater and Chris completed an interview process that had begun back in the US. They interviewed candidates to staff our new administrative office in Wau, and were pleased to hire another former “Lost Boy” to oversee our operations in Wau, and interface with our office back in the US.
Chris reported that the trip was “life-changing” and he found it most helpful to meet many of the people with whom WFSS does business. In addition, Chris formalized a new employment contract for Salva and affirmed our immense faith in Salva and all that he does. “Salva knows everyone,” said Chris, “from the security guard at the airport to high ranking government officials. He is amazing.”
Donate to WFSS with a Text!
You can now donate to Water for South Sudan through texting!
Water for South Sudan has an on-going project on the global fundraising site GlobalGiving.org. GlobalGiving has recently enabled donating through texting on their site. We have already fully funded one well through GlobalGIving and are working on funding a second well!