Children and Youth (infants - 19 years)
Blacks, African Heritage
Nuba Water Project coordinates the purchase and delivery of water well repair parts to the Nuba Mountains. Many wells throughout the Nuba Mountains and Sudan are broken and inoperable, making clean water inaccessible to the people there. By providing and transporting repair parts from Juba to the Nuba Mountains, we enable the people to make simple repairs and replacement of parts, thereby helping themselves with access to clean water.
Our emissary to the Nuba Mountains, Mary Badawi, travels twice each year to the Nuba Mountains to conduct workshops in various counties, educating and training local people in the importance of water sanitation. She brings Safi drops to the workshops, trains attendees in their proper use, and certifies the attendees once they have successfully completed the training.
Program success would be apparent to Nuba Water Project via the certainty that the water well repair part kits have been purchased and delivered to the Nuba Mountains.
Beyond that, increased self-sufficiency on the part of the Nuba people as they provide access to clean water for their villages will evidence the success of the water well repair project.
Certification of the workshop attendees who have completed training, and then follow the water sanitation guidelines, will also recognize the success of the program.
Nuba Water Project supports the education of Nuba refugees who have fled to South Sudan, Uganda or Kenya and would be unable to attend school otherwise due to the crisis in the Nuba Mountains. This financial support comes in the form of tuition, boarding school fees, books, and living expenses.
Program success will be evident as students graduate from secondary school. That in itself is an achievement for students who had no way to attend school. In addition, an even higher level of success will be achieved as students are accepted into, attend, and eventually graduate from college.
Glario, an engineering university student attending school in Kenya, reports to us regularly with information regarding his classes, test scores, and progress. We are also supporting him with a monthly stipend as he has no family to help with his living arrangements. We recently provided him with a personal computer to better allow him to complete his classwork. Glario's education in Kenya has been interrupted several times over the past two years by teacher strikes at the university.
Angelo and Rania began their university education in the fall of 2016. Angelo started his study in agricultural engineering at Catholic University, Wau, South Sudan. He has now moved to Kampala in Uganda for his university work, as the crisis in Wau, South Sudan, had caused classes to be cancelled frequently. We are supporting him with a monthly stipend, as well as paying his tuition and fees for his education. He faithfully informs us about his grades, progress, and issues that concern him. He remains focused on his education and sees himself returning to his village to help his people.
Rania has graduated from university in Kampala, Uganda with her degree in public/community health. Our support for her consisted of tuition, fees, and living expenses. She managed to complete her education successfully, while at the same time giving birth to another child and caring for her older children. Rania is employed in a hospital in Sudan, assisting a doctor in Dilling. She recently traveled to Geneva Switzerland, having been chosen to present at a Doctors without Borders conference regarding her work in Dilling.
Mary Badawi had requested our support with a public health certification program that she was attending in Kampala. We assisted her on a term by term basis with $500 grants until 2017, when she completed her program successfully. She has now begun to serve as our emissary to the Nuba Mountains in Sudan, delivering Safi drops and educating the Nuba people as to how to properly sanitize their drinking water with Safi drops. She now organizes workshops for various counties in the Nuba Mountains and presents certificates to those attendees who successfully complete her training.
We have recently agreed to sponsor a new student, Manal, who is enrolled in a two-year program, studying journalism and mass communication at Rift Valley College in Nairobi.
Program success will be dependent on the follow through of each of these students and their reports to the board regarding their results.