Land is Found!
As you may recall from previous posts (January Trip -- Part One -- Fortune), Africa Sunrise Communities has acquired land in Bor, Jonglei State, South Sudan. We have some early photographs of the land to share today. There will be a few more images, of the cleared land, to share in the next few days.This is a parcel of about 2.5 acres on Airport Road, between the center of Bor town and the local airport. This is a growth area for the community, as businesses build along this corridor where visitors and business people travel to and from the airport.The water well and abandoned buildings in these pictures were left behind by a previous owner. He was not able to develop the property successfully. With your help, we have faith that our efforts will be more fruitful! In fact, we have a deadline, since our agreement with the local government is that we will improve the land before the end of the year (December 2018). The local government is allocating this land to Africa Sunrise Communities as the community's contribution to our new school. We are grateful for their generosity and we are working hard to fulfill our part of the bargain.We also owe a debt of gratitude to Heart of Africa, a US-based foundation that is providing financial and logistical support to Christian leaders in Africa who are undertaking projects to build their communities. You can learn more about their work on their website, link above.Another asset in the early phases of work is Jacob Guot's cousin, John Lual Nyok, who is clearing the land, putting up a fence, and arranging for a sign to be erected. Thank you, John Lual!Back in the U.S., Jacob has engaged an architect who has already completed some preliminary plans for school buildings. When these plans have been approved and are ready for publication, we will share them with you.Until then, watch this space for photos of the cleared land, and consider supporting our work in South Sudan with a contribution on our Get Involved page. ________________________________You can also follow these posts on Facebook and on Twitter (@africa_sunrise).
UPDATE:Here are pictures of the same land shown above, after it has been cleared. We are rushing to complete architectural drawings and hire a contractor to begin work on the school! How can you support us? See our Get Involved page.