The roof trusses. Our assistant field manager mobilized a team of villagers to clear the way for our 40-ton truck, saving us the time and expense of off-loading materials onto smaller trucks for delivery to Wunlang.
Village Help for South Sudan is a secular non-profit, but our articles of incorporation include helping religious and charitable institutions in South Sudan. We are asking our friends from the faith communities for help in rebuilding the church.
The teachers of Wunlang School write a book together on teaching math in school using the Concentrated Language Encounter method of Rotary International. Note how the teachers help each other with the spelling.
Our field manager's house, with the solar panel for charging his satellite phone. The front room of his house is made of woven straw. It's nice and cool inside, and it's easy to make an opening for a power cord.
The water comes from underground. It's clear and clean. But our stomachs weren't adapted to it. Having once passed out in Uganda from food poisoning, I can say it is not polite to your hosts to get really sick. So we either took our water boiled, in the form of tea or porridge, or soup, or Ron filtered it.
The well at Wunlang now goes from dawn to midnight. Girls and women pump water into their jerrycans. (Note the use of a cut-down plastic bottle as a funnel.) Because it's so much easier to get water that before, girls have time to go to school.
Lisa Deeley Smith, one of the directors of Village Help for South Sudan, starts her first teacher-training session for Wunlang schoolteachers. The portable chalkboard is being used in Wunlang's church. We needed to meet there so we could hold the chalkboard in place with bricks at the top of the wall.