Field Brief 2013/2014 reflections- NUDF

From Geoffrey Odongo

Wells

In the first half of the year, the Field Brief 2013/2014 reflections- NUDF explained that the money for the drilling of 11 wells was received. Of the eleven wells, 8 have been completed and are awaiting handover to the beneficiaries. The construction of the remaining 3 wells will soon take place. In last quarter (December 2013), additional money for the construction of 4 wells was remitted. Survey on the possible sites for the new wells is underway. Once all the wells are completed the total number of wells will be 63.

Well Inspection Report (As of June 2013) – All wells were repaired by August 2013

The well inspection for 2013 was carried out by NUDF’s Field Manager Geoffrey Odongo so that travel expenses could be diverted to well construction.

NUDF WELLS: Inspection Data for 2013
No. Name of Well Village People Using Construction Date Elevation and Coordinates Date Checked Status
1 Millennium Buga 840 March, 2007 3407 ft. 03/07/2013 Working
N 02̊ 14.503´
EO 32̊ 19.939´
2 Roy Gerald Amaji 1890 June, 2007 3396 ft. 02/07/2013 Not Working
N 02̊ 13.507´
EO 32̊ 19.299´
3 Community Well Agengi 2450 June, 2007 3431 ft. 02/07/2013 Not Working
N 02̊ 14.721´
EO 32̊ 19.423´
4 Friendship Well Ogek 700 June, 2007 3436 ft. 03/07/2013 Working
N 02̊ 15.191´
EO 32̊ 19.651´
5 Community Well Acan -Pii 4410 July, 2007 3446 ft. 01/07/2013 Not Working
N 02̊ 16.961´
EO 32̊ 34.375´
6 Divine Mercy Adebe 2800 Dec., 2008 3453 ft. 02/07/2013 Working
N 02̊ 14.504´
EO 32̊ 18.886´
7 Angéline Gordreau Abongo Pida 2590 Dec., 2008 3437 ft. 02/07/2013 Working
N 02̊ 15.798´
EO 32̊ 20.083´
8 Duchess Park Secondary Acimi 770 June, 2008 3522 ft. 02/07/2013 Working
N 02̊ 22.737´
EO 32̊ 14.972´
9 Mary Immaculate Conception School Amwa Adyel 1309 July, 2008 3447 ft. 02/07/2013 Not Working
N 02̊ 20.203´
EO 32̊ 24.091´
10 Skelly Well Abei-Ibuti 2100 July, 2009 3424 ft. 01/07/2013 Not Working
N 02̊ 13.297´
EO 32̊ 32.776´
11 Hart Pentecostal Church Tecik 616 July, 2009 3481 ft. 01/07/2013 Not Working
N 02̊ 30.241´
EO 32̊ 30.381´
12 In Memory of Dorothy Nicholson TeToci 2450 July, 2009 3388 ft. 02/07/2013 Not Working
N 02̊ 12.676´
EO 32̊ 19.793´
13 UNBC Employees and CUPE Local 3799 Amati “B” 2100 July, 2009 3489 ft. 02/07/2013 Not Working
N 02̊ 16.993´
EO 32̊ 17.847´
14 Angéline Gordreau Onango/Acut-Anena 840 Dec., 2010 3410 ft. 03/07/2013 Not Working
N 02̊ 14.534´
EO 32̊ 23.963´
15 S & Bonner Oketobilo 140 Dec., 2010 3411 ft. 03/07/2013 Working
N 02̊ 12.774´
EO 32̊ 20.580´
16 Celebration Arok 210 March, 2010 3409 ft. 03/07/2013 Working
N 02̊ 13.197´
EO 32̊ 21.620´
17 Da Silva Family Dog-Abam 140 March, 2010 3379 ft. 03/07/2013 Working
N 02̊ 13.692´
EO 32̊ 20.677´
18 Novak Family Alyec 1400 March, 2010 3414 ft. 02/07/2013 Working
N 02̊ 15.692´
EO 32̊ 21.019´
19 Angeline Goudreau Obapo 1078 March, 2010 3481 ft. 02/07/2013 Not Working
N 02̊ 26.629´
EO 32̊ 22.354´
20 Angeline Goudreau Onea “B” 2800 March, 2010 3489 ft. 02/07/2013 Working
N 02̊ 17.773´
EO 32̊ 15.706´
21 Live, Love, Laugh Okoro 1750 May, 2010 3418 ft. 03/07/2013 Not Working
N 02̊ 19.006´
EO 32̊ 21.354´
22 Celebrate Love, Knowledge, Music, Health MacDonald Nora 1015 May, 2010 3423 ft. 02/07/2013 Not Working
N 02̊ 15.410´
EO 32̊ 16.125´
23 Hoffman and Otter Kwoyo-Atar 2100 May, 2010 3479 ft. 02/07/2013 Working
N 02̊ 18.884´
EO 32̊ 15.142´
24 Hanson Aguga “A” 910 August, 2010 3429 ft. 01/07/2013 Working
N 02̊ 17.379´
EO 32˚ 37.373´
25 Roy Fuller Awe-Iyec 1400 August, 2010 3412 ft. 01/07/2013 Not Working
N 02̊ 29.041´
EO 32̊ 29.041´
26 Our Friends in Canada Dog-Abam “A” 350 August, 2010 3403 ft. 03/07/2013 Working
N 02̊̊ 13.942´
EO 32̊ 20.626´
27 Glaab Family Obanga Omi 490 June, 2011 3424 ft. 01/07/2013 Working
N 02̊ 15.877´
EO 32̊ 33.802΄
28 Carihi Timberline Odongo Oyere 448 June, 2011 3433 ft. 01/07/2013 Working
N 02̊ 15.268΄
EO 32˚ 31.981΄
29 Parker and Alexxa Two Can Ikweri 1750 June, 2011 3381 ft. 02/07/2013 Working
N 02˚ 13.368´
EO 32˚ 22.460΄
30 Llyod Morin and Bardutz Aco Pe Bwone 861 June, 2011 3399 ft. 01/07/2013 Working
N 02˚ 13.969΄
EO 32˚ 31.366´
31 Fishbowl Abuli 280 July, 2011 3355 ft. 22/06/2013 Working
N 02˚ 13.866΄
EO 32˚ 21.915´
32 Water for life, Pure water for Health Lela “B” 2310 July, 2011 3510 ft. 02/07/2013 Working
N 02˚ 17.734΄
EO 32˚ 17.201´
33 Living Tit “A” 875 August, 2011 3482 ft. 02/07/2013 Working
N 02˚ 17.420΄
EO 32˚ 16.891´
34 Rowena Hallet (R.H.) Akao Idede 280 August, 2011 3394 ft. 03/07/2013 Working
N 02˚ 13.955΄
EO 32̊ 23.770΄
35 Rowena Hallet (R.H.) Okarowok 966 August, 2011 3412 ft. 03/07/2013 Working
N 02˚ 11.511΄
EO 32̊ 20.666´
36 Dave and Debra Opat Oyere 385 August, 2011 3452 ft. 02/07/2013 Working
N 02̊ 17.019´
EO 32̊ 19.613´
37 Foothills Elementary School Tit “B” 840 August, 2011 3452 ft. 02/07/2013 Working
N 02̊ 16.589΄
EO 32˚ 17.019´
38 Ecole Frank Ross SD 59, Dawson creek Onea 350 August, 2011 3431 ft. 02/07/2013 Working
N 02˚ 17.443´
EO 32˚ 16.361´
39 Rowena Hallet (R.H.) Telela 280 June, 2012 3653 ft. 05/07/2013 Working
N 02̊ 12.258´
EO 32̊ 55.735´
40 College Heights, D.P. Todd, Kelly Road, Duchess Park Secondary Amukugungu 210 June, 2012 3428 ft. 02/07/2013 Working
N 02̊ 14.340´
EO 32̊ 19.772´
41 Prince George Public Library Obari 280 June, 2012 3396 ft. 02/07/2013 Working
N 02̊ 14.214´
EO 32̊ 20.662´
42 The Work Family Acut-Anena/Bar Cal 560 August, 2012 3425 ft 03/07/2013 Working
N 02 ̊ 14.347´
EO 32 ̊ 24.823´
43 The Work Family Amati “A” 350 August, 2012 3440 ft 03/07/2013 Working
N 02 ̊ 15.407´
EO 32 ̊ 17.685´
44 The Work Family Abongo Dero Conssy 420 August, 2012 3481 ft 01/07/2013 Working
N 02 ̊ 14.330´
EO 32 ̊ 29.281´
45 The Work Family Okarowok “B’ 294 August, 2012 3418 ft 03/07/2013 Working
N 02 ̊ 10.952´
EO 32 ̊ 21.321´
46 College Heights Secondary School Amati 210 August, 2012 3470 ft 03/07/2013 Working
N 02 ̊ 15.552´
EO 32 ̊18.020´
47 Dr. Todd Whitcombe Bedmot 420 Sept., 2012 3421 ft 03/07/2013 Working
N 02 ̊ 14.330´
EO 32 ̊29.281´
48 Highglen Montessori Elementary School Lela “A” 250 Sept., 2012 3511ft. 22/06/2013 Working
N 02 ̊18.242´
EO 32 ̊17.813´

NB The wells reported as not working were repaired by the end of August. The technician reported the non working wells suffered similar problems:

  1. the wells were old, the populations piping suffered from heavy corrosion,
  2. many of the wells not working supplied water to large populations and required valves and bearings to bring them back to operating status,
  3. in a few cases community empowerment has failed and the well fell into disrepair. Dr. Opio will be focusing on these villages during his 2014 inspection.

Challenges leading to delays in well construction

  • Reliant on a hired driller who is often not readily available whenever his services are required.
  • In order for a community to get a well and in an attempt to make the community members feel they are part of the well, NUDF requires that members provide stone aggregates, sand and bricks. These materials are used in constructing a well. Quite often, community members fail to timely provide the materials.
  • Inaccessibility of surveyed sites. A common problem during peak rainy season.

Demonstration Farm

In 2013, less activity took place on the farm. In 2012, Dog Abam women’s group running the farm made their request to NUDF through Ted for pine seeds. The group is interested in raising pine seedlings instead of vegetable growing. According to the members, tree seedlings are easier to manage and market compared to vegetables.

Oxen

NUDF has a total of 16 oxen. At beginning of each cultivation season, farmer groups are selected on the basis of their organization and given 2 oxen each to enable them prepare land for the planting of crops. At the end of a season, the oxen are brought back and given to another group of farmers in next season.

Goats

In 2012/2013, a total of 132 goats were given out to various farmer groups in Oyam District.

Community Centre

The centre comprises one main house (referred to as Canada House) and three small huts. Finishing work on the exterior of Canada House is ongoing.

Volunteer Reflections

Pictures and stories from Mary and Janice Haddock. Reflections coming soon.

The group photos in the slideshow above are with the people from the village that Mary and her family members built a well at.

“It was really special to see them again and spend some time with them.  We brought them volleyballs and soccer balls and had a chance to play a few games!” ~ Mary H.

NUDF2013 Trip

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