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501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization for drilling water wells in three villages of South Sudan; inspired by Majok Marier’s memoir of his flight from war + after
Wells for Hope was formed following Majok’s and Estelle’s collaboration on "Seed of South Sudan.” One of the most detailed books on the Lost Boys of Sudan since South Sudan became the world’s newest nation in 2011, this is a memoir of Majok Marier, an Agar Dinka who was 7 when war came to his village in southern Sudan. During a 21-year civil war, 2 million lives were lost and 80 percent of the South Sudanese people were displaced. Tens of thousands of boys like Majok fled from the Sudanese Army that wanted to kill them. Surviving on grasses, grains, and help from villagers along the way, Majok walked nearly a thousand miles to a refugee camp in Ethiopia. Majok and 3,800 like him emigrated to the United States in 2001 while the civil war still raged. His story is joined to others’ in this book.
153 FB users likes Wells for Hope/ "Seed of South Sudan: Memoir of a “Lost Boy” Refugee", set it to 116 position in Likes Rating for Atlanta, Georgia in Non-profit organization category
This was on today on 11 Alive news! Please Like our page, Share with others and encourage them to Like and share as well. the more people we reach, the more oppotunity there is to realize a dream for greater infant and mother survival for three extremely underdeveloped villages in South Sudan. http://www.11alive.com/story/news/outreach/hero-central/2015/05/04/surprise-for-lost-boy-of-sudan-plumber/26859519/
Well, the wells didn’t make it on this a.m.--it was on the lineup, according to the banner at the bottom!--but we will post the link after it runs. Such an incredible job it must be to produce the early morning news. Not only do you loose a lot of sleep, but you have to juggle so many stories. What to leave out? A sheriff involved in a shooting in another county? Traffic and weather every 10 minutes? And the anchors--not only do they have do flow with the changes, get up at the same hours, but they have to look good! As a UPI reporter, I used to prepare reports that went into news programs all over Georgia and beyond, but I never had to look good doing it!
We’re on the news this morning! Majok’s departure for South Sudan was the subject of a “Random Act of Kindness” via 11 Alive News--donations to Wells for Hope to help him travel to South Sudan to start the first water well for his home village. If you’re up, the segment on Wells for Hope will be in the next 45 minutes!
We’ve merged two Facebook pages, one for our book, one for Wells for Hope, so that we might more frequently update you on the activities of the authors and of our man friends helping drill water wells in South Sudan! Like us, please, and Share with your friends! We are going to be sharing some really great news here!
A young woman from Billing Daldiar was one of the first to pump water in her rural village in Lakes State, South Sudan, thanks to our many contributors to Wells for Hope. THANK YOU ALL! You can see the joy on her face, shared only by her children nearby. Note the Jerri can and 5 gallon buckets for carrying water to home and garden!
Today is our screening of The Good Lie at Lakeside High School, 3801 Briarcliff Road, in a program sponsored by STAND, the student group working to end genocide. We are so honored that the students have worked to make this possible. The producers have made it available virtually cost-free so that we can raise funds for a second well in rural South Sudan. Please join us! Purchase a ticket at the door: http://www.wellsforhope.com