Amman Imman empowers and helps preserve Africa’s most vulnerable indigenous peoples and engages students worldwide as socially conscious leaders. Through our Africa-based program, Oases of Life, we establish points of civilization that flourish, beginning with the construction of permanent water sources. Our programs emphasize the role of women and youth as a guiding force for societal stability, optimism, and resilience.
Since 2006, Amman Imman has been supplying permanent sources of water in the Azawak of West Africa to save and improve the lives of the people living there.
The Wells of Love program was also initiated in 2006. Students in over 100 schools have been empowered as “Heroes of Compassion”--empathic leaders with caring, philanthropic spirits--by bringing water and hope to the children and adults living in the Azawak. Serving as a conduit between these populations and the rest of the world, Amman Imman raises awareness and engages individuals of all ages to take action.
Wells of Love educates students about pressing global issues like climate change, desertification, and water scarcity. They learn about indigenous people directly affected by these global concerns. Students develop an ethic of “service leadership”, and are guided to understand that leadership is about exercising compassion rather than wielding personal power. The program provides resources and activities for youth to learn and take action in collaboration with their peers in schools around the world.
With the help of these Heroes, Amman Imman is constructing borehole wells across the Azawak region. Each well provides life-giving water to over 25,000 people and animals. These Oases of Life make it possible for schools to be built, agricultural, reforestation and environmental protection programs to be developed, and food and health aid to be delivered.