Halbul Primary School and Agukic village

Halbul Primary School and Agukic village

Who said that kids can’t make a difference?!  Through the DVBS at WestPointe Community Church’s 2019 summer DVBS program and some local corporate sponsors, 2 more locations have functioning wells again.

Halbul Primary School with 550 school children in the Aweil East State in South Sudan has had a dysfunctional well since 2018.  A river far from the school became their source of water.  Repairs for this school were completed in September of 2019 allowing the students to be healthier and focus again on their learning.

The village of Agukic also in the Aweil East State of South Sudan has a population of approximately 1340 people.  Their borehole well was broken and required the replacement of the connecting rod, head, water tank, stand, GI pipe and cylinder.  The villagers were required to fetch water from shallow ponds that collected rainwater.  Drinking this unclean water caused many of the common water-borne diseases such as cholera, typhoid and bilharzia.    In the dry season, conditions worsened and the lack of rain meant they were walking for 3 hours a day to collect water.  But thanks to generosity in Grande Prairie, AB, both Agukic and Halbul Primary school once again have clean water right in their commmunities!