Samaritan’s Purse supplies water to over 900 learners at Ganga primary school


Water storage tank in Abathok in Mijak county | Credit: Chol Ayiik Chol | AIRS 2021

Samaritan’s Purse International has repaired water station for over 900 pupils at Ganga primary school in Abyei Administrative Area.

The water tank stopped working due to technical problem since 2019. The situation forced learners and teachers to walk distance to fetch drinking water.

The head teacher at Ganga primary school, William Ring stated that they used to suffer water supply shortage but now they are no longer suffering because the water point was repaired.

“The Samaritan’s Purse Organization worked hard for us here we residents of Ganga because we were suffering from the problem of drinking water. Now the water station is working well, and the students are drinking clean water, and there is no problem of clean drinking water again. This is a great benefit for us,” William told Abyei FM. He added that they have formed a committee to manage the water station.

The director of education in Mijak county, Rose Nyok said the reopening of water point will reduce earlier departure or absenteeism related to lack of water.

According to Nyok, learners and teachers at this school used to go long distance to get water in villages such as Wunchuei, and Rum Athoony before the water tank was repaired.