This course will introduce students to the fundamentals of drilling a well for clean, safe, drinking water by the use of simple hand tools. The tools are light weight and designed for portability. The use of these tools is relatively inexpensive compared to motorized drilling rigs that are expensive and require a higher level of knowledge to maintain. The student will split their time between hands-on training in the field, with actually drilling several wells, and discussion time in the classroom. The course will discuss the operation of an Afrodev hand pump, the most common hand pump used in most developing countries. This course will also cover drilling the bore hole, installing the hand pump, constructing the concrete platform around the pump and learning how to maintain the hand pump that keeps the well sustainable. After completion of the course some students might choose to make an income from their new knowledge, while at the same time using the opportunity to share the gospel of Jesus and provide water for communities. Missionaries and trainers will gain enough of a grounding in well drilling to be able to introduce and teach this program in their setting.
If you’re just looking for the theory of well drilling and don’t want to get muddy and have aching arms, as you dig for water in a village without water, then click away. But if you want to gain the theory as you learn how to dig wells, install pumps and fix broken pumps, then this seminar is for you. If you’re interested, then please contact us and we will send you more details.