Rundu, 26 June, 2021 / 5:58 pm (ACI Africa).
More than 7,300 people at St. John Bosco Parish in Namibia's Apostolic Vicariate of Rundu can now access clean water following an initiative, which Salesian Missions, the US development wing of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) facilitated.
Situated within the Don Bosco Youth Center in Rundu, the Catholic Parish has benefitted from the project that is part of the Salesian Missions “Clean Water Initiative”, a global drive aimed at connecting villages to clean water.
According to SDB officials in Namibia, a huge percentage of people in Namibia lack access to constant supply of clean water.
“In Namibia, more than one quarter of the population lacks access to clean water and more than half lacks access to proper sanitation facilities. Inadequate water and sanitation are major causes of diseases, reducing a community’s ability to thrive,” the Salesian missionaries in the Southwestern African nation say in the Tuesday, June 22 report published by Mission Newswire, SDB information platform.
Before the water project, they say, the Parish had no clean water and good sanitation. This caused cancellation of most youth programs at the center, as the church facilities were not usable.