Tanene Water Well Inauguration Ceremony – June 18, 2012

The plaque in front of the new Tanene well reads “Water is the source of life”. This very belief is at the heart of our water and sanitation efforts in Guinea. On June 18, 2012, Tanene hospital celebrated the inauguration of their brand new water well. The entire community came out for the event and made our staff feel right at home. Michael Carson (executive director), Bebe Sylla (health program director), Dr. Alpha Barry (project manager) and Aicha Conte (office manager) were present on behalf of AFG. Local dignitaries, including the mayor of Tanene, were in attendance as well.

The festivities started with a motorcycle and scooter escort that came to meet our representatives and guide them to the hospital. The women of the community danced and rejoiced to the tune of musicians and singers. After hearing from the officials present, the congregation gathered around the water well for a playful and light-hearted ribbon cutting ceremony. While the merriment continued, AFG staff toured the rest of the facilities to assess the need of this important hospital. The next most important improvement will be to install plumbing that will bring water inside the hospital and a source of reliable electricity. In addition, the clinic is in need of beds, linens, medication, a working laboratory, and other such essential requirements to be able to properly take care of its patients. Aside from serving the districts of Boffa, Fria, Dubreka and Boké, Tanene is located near a busy and dangerous road, and all accident victims are brought to the hospital for help. Please support AFG’s efforts to provide the necessary repairs and improvements to allow the overburdened facilities to provide the best possible medical care for the population it serves.

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