Water for South Sudan Founder Blogs About Conference Visit


Salva Dut, 3rd from left, speaks on panel discussing access to clean water
Salva Dut, 3rd from left, speaks on panel discussing access to clean water

Water for South Sudan, Inc., based in Rochester, NY, drills borehole wells which bring safe drinking water to the people in South Sudan’s remote villages, transforming lives in the process. Their founder, former “Lost Boy” Salva Dut, visited Wheelock College this past June for the 2013 Global Challenges and Opportunities Conference. He spoke on a panel entitled “A Dwindling, Precious Resource: Access to Clean Water and its Human Rights and Health Implications.”

Dut recently wrote about his visit on the Water for South Sudan blog. Dut noted that this “can’t-miss opportunity” rightfully took place at Wheelock College, “the perfect setting for such a collection of intellectuals, politicians, policy makers, advocates and activists.”

On Saturday afternoon, after four days of insightful, thoughtful and provocative dialogue, hundreds of weary but inspired participants from around the world said goodbye to their newly made connections and friends. They left with hope and intent for the opportunity for future collaboration to share ideas and work together on the global issues of education, health, and human rights facing children, youth and families.

Read the full blog post at Water for South Sudan.

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