Established in 1943, the Akaki Adventist School (AAS) is located about 25 kilometers south of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Each year, between 2,000 and 3,000 students receive a high quality prekindergarten through 12th grade university prep education. Because the city of Addis Ababa is rapidly expanding around the 30.4 acre campus, the municipal water supply fails several times a week making it crucially important for AAS to acquire its own well and water system. In addition, the federal government has given AAS a deadline. By the year 2020, they must upgrade their perimeter security fence. Currently they have a sheet metal fence. But that flimsy fence must be replaced by a more permanent stone and iron fence that both looks and functions better. If that were not enough, faculty housing is in sort supply on campus and guest houses are needed to house short term visiting volunteer teachers, medical personnel and student missionaries. There are many needs but the focus now is on the critical water shortage.
March 8, 2020 update: Because of general road construction going on right now, the entire campus has only a trickle of water coming out of one hose from a small spring. Water has to be carried away from there in plastic buckets or Jere Cans as shown here. The need for water is CRITICAL.
Thanks to contributions so generously provided by a number of donors, The Ethiopia Water Technology Institute drilled a 134 meter borehole which, during drilling, produce water in abundance. The water quality is excellent, far surpassing WHO guidelines. A well head now caps the hole and is awaiting more funds for a pump, generator, and concrete storage tank. With your help, the campus can get a bountiful supply from the well that is just waiting to be completed. Thank you all for your continued interest and dedication to make clean water available for the thousands on this campus every day.
See photos of progress. Thank you! Thank YOU ! ! !
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