Here’s what Saran had to say about the gala, “We were excited to come together once again to raise awareness and funds for such an important issue that affects our continent and to see so many young Africans come out in support of our mission was truly inspiring. The tide is clearly turning and Africans are standing up and taking charge of their own challenges. This year’s WASH Gala was a clear demonstration of “Africans for Africa” and we hope the trend continues.”
FACE Africa’s recent work in Rivercess, Liberia
In January 2013, FACE Africa launched a new initiative to provide water coverage to the entire county of Rivercess, one of the most marginalized regions in Liberia; under-served in water and sanitation and least likely to be served through the efforts of government and other agencies. Hand pump wells are built by Liberians using locally produced materials. FACE Africa staff members give well maintenance training and repair kits to designated committee members in each community; FACE Africa engineers are only ever called out if there are serious issues. Take a peek at recent development (as of 4/20/15) occurring in Rivercess, Liberia:
Ongoing construction at the Yarpah’s Town Public School in Rivercess to bring clean water to students, teachers and administrators on campus. This project is part of our Safe Schools Initiative to equip schools across the county with the WASH infrastructure needed to keep children safe and healthy.
Photos credit: FACE Africa