The Last Well’s Global Goodwill Ambassador, Doc Lawson, has announced the simultaneous launching of ‘Follow the Water’ campaign in Monrovia and the United States.
Mr. Lawson is presently in Liberia and has visited hundreds of wells and hand pumps under construction by the not for profit organization, The Last Well of the United States.
Ambassador Lawson said having constructed thousands of hand-pumps and wells across the country the ‘Follow the Water’ campaign aims to encourage beneficiaries to be responsible for their maintenance so that they could last longer to serve their safe drinking water needs.
The Last Well, he said, aims to provide clean water and the Gospel to all Liberians by the year 2020.
Recently, through a partnership with Water4, thirty wells and hand pumps were completed in Grand Cape Mount County to benefit more than 18,000 Liberians.
“The current campaign is to ensure that we reach out to the people in the communities who are beneficiaries of the just completed hand pumps,” Ambassador Lawson said.
Once the campaign for clean water and spreading of the Gospel is in every community in the country, Liberian children can then celebrate having a clean environment to enjoy recreational activities, Ambassador Lawson said. The campaign against water-borne diseases must be won to ensure that Liberians, particularly the most vulnerable in the country – kids – are free and able to enjoy recreational activities, he added.
The Last Well Goodwill Ambassador has been visiting Liberia’s 15 counties and has inspected hundreds of wells completed by his organization and its partners.
Water4 utilizes a “manual drilling” technique that allows the two organizations to reach very remote areas with year-round water source through a labor intensive process that is nonetheless extremely effective.
Water4 is one of many Christ-centered partners working alongside The Last Well in the country in an effort to reach all of Liberia with the Gospel and clean water by December 2020.