At the 2009 Galway Bay Golf Tournament we joined with the South Anne Arundel County Rotary Club to combine our forces and direct our efforts to raising enough money to provide a source of fresh, clean water to the Vilingowe village and the Nkhamenya Girls primary School. This is a need that is desperate in Africa and is part of the International Rotary Focus for all underprivileged areas of the world. Rotary International has a matching grant application that will also help us do a larger project than what we might be able to do with just the funds that we raise ourselves and although we will be unable to access it this year the work is being done to apply for it in the future.
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- Original water sources and siting the new well
- Drilling and installing the well
- The new well and the community it serves
When Father Alphie left Africa it was uncertain what the future would bring for our connection to the parish however we have been so lucky to have gotten Father Angelo Meja as his replacement. After a lot of difficulty in communicating with the parish Father Angelo has been diligent in his responses and communication and has been able to negotiate with a local engineer to actually perform the necessary work to drill the first bore hole well for the Holy Cross Parish.
On September 5th I received an email from Father Angelo which marked the long awaited construction of the first water well sponsored by the Galway Bay Golf tournament and the South Anne Arundel County Rotary Club. Since then the water well has been fully completed and is now fully operational.