The Last Well Responds to Lofa Water Crisis

first_imgLast Well vice president, Doc Lawson, at one of the recently rehabilitated hand pumps. An American charity, The Last Well has robustly responded to the water crisis in Foya and Kolahun districts in Lofa County. The charity response is based on an article published in the April 24 edition of the Daily Observer, under the caption: Foya Kolahun Districts Suffer Acute Water Shortage.”According to Last Well government relations officer, Abdul Koroma, the response of the charity is part of its mandate to ensure that Liberians have access to safe drinking water.Koroma describes the water crisis in the two districts as “appalling, and regrettable for Liberians to go through such suffering.He said as part of the organization’s intervention, The Last Well has dispatched its contractors to Lofa to carry on a robust assessment aimed at addressing the water crisis.According to Koroma, The Last Well’s intervention will not only focus in the two affected districts, but the entire county. He said the organization will construct 116 new hand pumps, and also rehabilitate 161 others.As part of the intervention, The Last Well will also distribute 5,500 water filter buckets in the county.The charity has meanwhile called on other partners operating in the county to assist the residents the two districts.“The Last Well will continue responding to the needs of Liberians by providing safe drinking water. The two districts are said to be densely populated, and the water crisis started in March,” Koroma said.According to reports, residents in the two affected districts have to wake up at 4:30 a.m. to fetch water from distant places, including Kolba City, which is one of the worst areas hit by the water shortage.It is reported that the town does not have a hand pumps, thus making it extremely difficult for residents to have access to safe drinking water.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) – Advertisement –last_img read more

UST’s Nonoy eyes more assists in coming games after setting career high in loss to Ateneo

first_imgDrilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ This jewelry designer is also an architect Nonoy finished with a career-high 18 points, on 5-of-11 shooting, with three rebounds but only one assist. The freshman who spent just one year with the Tiger Cubs said he is open to heed Ayo’s wishes in becoming the Tigers’ floor general.“Personally, I’d like to get more assists so I can make my teammates play better because getting an assist is just like scoring,” said Nonoy in Filipino Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSBecoming his own man“I agree with them that my play isn’t just for my individual gain but also for the team’s improvement as well. Every one of us would benefit if we execute properly and dish out some extra passes.”Nonoy was a scoring guard for the Tiger Cubs in Season 81 when he averaged 21.8 points, 8.9 rebounds, 6.0 assists, and 2.6 steals but Ayo believes it’s time for the rookie to change things up a bit, and that is becoming a pass-first guard rather than being a ball-dominant scorer. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Becoming his own man DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers Dodging an upset Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Mark Nonoy just had his best offensive game in the collegiate level for University of Santo Tomas but head coach Aldin Ayo would’ve wanted his young point guard to be a pass-first point guard.Ayo said that he would much prefer Nonoy to be a facilitator than a scorer in the Growling Tigers’ 66-52 loss to defending champion Ateneo in the UAAP Season 82 men’s basketball tournament.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST PLAY LIST 01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Ayo said there were mistakes during Nonoy’s upbringing in the Tiger Cubs’ system wherein the 5-foot-8 guard was used as a wing and the head coach believes his stocky rookie should start being a floor general in preparation for the future in the pros.“The coaches want him to be a point guard, not a shooting guard,” said Ayo, who’s won one NCAA title with Letran and a UAAP championship with De La Salle. “That didn’t happen in high school because they have a different program there, so we’re correcting the mistakes here in college.”Nonoy, who averaged 9.6 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 1.9 assists in the first round, said he would heed Ayo’s call for a change in play especially if it means involving his teammates more and preparing him up for the PBA.“It’s a great feeling when you pass to your teammate and he makes a shot because that’s where you get your confidence because you’re helping your teammates,” said Nonoy.“Coach Aldin is already looking forward to the future because he knows he won’t be my only coach in my basketball career and he only wants what’s best for me so I can adjust quicker in the future,” added Nonoy.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more