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[Africa bulletin] Change the World, Water the World _ Sudan

by Mohamed Ali | 13-11-2014 22:04 Comments 3 Comments recommendations 0 recommendations



What is the most important necessity that is essential for life on any planet?


What is the most important necessity that if compromised or polluted can lead to the death of all life on this planet?

 

"Have those who disbelieved not considered that the heavens and the earth were a joined entity, and We separated them and made from water every living thing? Then will they not believe?  (The Holy Quran, 21:30)"


"Protoplasm is the basis of all living matter, and 'the vital power of protoplasm seems to depend on the constant presence of water? (Lowsons' Text-book of Botany, Indian Edition.  London 1922, p. 23)

 

These references all point to the fact that A life without water is no life at all and that is the motto and drive that motivates us at Water the World. Having a vision of creating an ideal environment, where water is readily available to all humans and animals in an amount that meets their daily needs is not an easy feat to accomplish, not at all. Therefore, we made it our mission to utilize the energy of Sudanese and international medical students to help better our communities. We strive to help people improve their quality of life by educating regarding the general issues concerned with water.




Aiming to provide sustainable development in Sudan and elsewhere in the developing countries, we involved the youth in the community, especially medical students. A human rights based project falling under the umbrella of the Standing Committee on Human Rights and Peace, our main focus has been in Mayo, an internally displaced people?s (IDPs) camp in the outskirts of Khartoum. Much like any refugee camp, it remains without electricity, running water and proper sanitation systems. Thousands of Sudanese people, coming for the war ridden areas of western Darfur and southern Sudan are struggling to survive below the poverty line on a daily basis. 




Water the world was established in August 2010 to bring forward the active role that medical students play in the Sudanese community, as leaders and role models, to help solve the water crisis in rural Sudan. Since then, water pipelines have been installed to 4 schools within Mayo IDP camp, 800 primary students in Mayo Camp educated, a well has been dug which provides clean, safe drinking water to over 5000 citizens. Plan is to dig the first water well outside of Khartoum by the end of this year. The project coincides to conclude alongside Millennium Developmental Goal 7 ?the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation to halve?.




Article 29 of the UN Universal Declaration on Human Rights states that: Everyone has duties to the community. In other words, it is their right and our responsibility that we work together peacefully and with great dedication to create an environment fit to live in, free from poverty without fear of injustice where basic rights are granted and no one is left behind. No one is forgotten.




Mohammed Hussein Ali


Water the World Project Coordinator 2013/2014

National Officer on Human Rights and Peace 2013/2014


Khartoum Medical Students' Association 

Medical Students' International Network - Sudan

International Federation of Medical Students' Associations

Children carrying buckets to fetch clean water, kilometers away from home Child drinking from dirty bucket

3 Comments

  • Mohamed Ali says :
    Indeed it is! Thank you, Phan Tram :)
    Posted 28-11-2014 21:18

  • Phan Tram says :
    Water is really a hot issue which need to be solved.
    Posted 27-11-2014 11:57

  • Phan Tram says :
    Thanks for sharing.
    Posted 27-11-2014 11:54

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