Heading to South Sudan to see our well drilled!
March 06, 2018
BENEFITING: WATER FOR SOUTH SUDAN
As the Executive Director of WFSS, and a member of the class of '84, I am asking our class to help raise $15,000 to drill a water well.
Please join me in changing lives in South Sudan, the world's newest country, where every day millions of women and children trek for up to eight hours to collect water from marshes, ditches, or hand-dug wells. Too often that water is contaminated with parasites and bacteria, and results in sickness, or even death. Water for South Sudan (WFSS) empowers people in remote villages to change their lives. By providing access to clean, safe water and facilitating hygiene education, WFSS sows the seeds for growth. Once a well is drilled, schools, markets, and clinics spring up. Life changes for all, but especially for women and girls, who then have the time to attend school, or grow vegetables for healthier food and to take to market. WFSS was founded by Salva Dut, a former "Lost Boy" of Sudan who was resettled as a refugee in Rochester, NY. His story has been told in the New York Times bestseller A LONG WALK TO WATER, by Newbery-Award-winning author Linda Sue Park.
I have the great honor of serving as Executive Director of WFSS. Thank you for joining me in this challenge!