Dear Wells of Love Friends,
|Watch the video, The Reception in Kijigari, on YouTube!|
As World Water Day approaches on March 22, I'd like to ask you to turn your attention to the tremendous impact that our Heroes of Compassion in Wells of Love schools across the world accomplished in the Azawak of West Africa over the past year. The children in Kijigari have sang and danced in gratitude for their borehole. We've shared our appreciation with the students, their teachers and their schools. Now, we invite YOU to watch this video, filmed by a Nigerien TV crew, in which the government of Niger and the leaders of Kijigari congratulate students for the tremendous impact their efforts have yielded.
In the video, the president of the Kijigari Water Management Committee, Adaman Houseinni, proclaims that the people of Kijigari have "a borehole that none other can equal". He praises the Amman Imman team for saving the lives of men, women and children that were previously suffering from thirst, while at the same time protecting the trees and the environment. The Nigerien government, represented by the prefect of the Department of Abalak, Commander Alhassan Boubakrin, says that "the little project Amman Imman, without funders other than little school children" is actually a "grand project", and that Amman Imman’s work demonstrates that "you can do great accomplishments with minimal means". Denis Gontero, Amman Imman's Niger Program Director, thanks the children who diligently dedicated their time and resources for four years to raise the funds that helped to build the borehole.
On World Water Day, and everyday, please remember your brothers and sisters around the world who lack the most basic and essential of natural resources. Also, please support the youth who care enough to turn their compassion into action, and who are working together to save lives and bring hope to where it is most needed.
Associate Director, Amman Imman
Wells of Love Program Director
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