The 101 Workshop focuses on providing you with the resources, tools and confidence needed to ensure successful partnerships and sustainable water systems.
It provides :
The fundamentals of water project management, helping team leaders utilize best practices to guide their teams through long-term mission service
Tools and guidelines for building, empowering, and orienting your water mission team
Guidance for completing the phases of successful LWW water projects:
Implementation & education
Sustainability and reunion
Exercises highlighting tools for and the importance of developing a relationship with an international partner leading to a covenant agreement
Students will learn from instructors who are field-tested and able to share experiences learned from other mission teams. You will study real-life examples of a project life cycle and learn how to effectively use a variety of planning and assessment tools with your partner. Additionally, you will learn how to involve your congregation or organization in supporting the project and celebrating success.
The workshop doesn't stop there. Also included are team building; project, travel and budget planning; tools to help your partner sustain their system via micro business development; effective partner communications; and the basics about how the water system works. And, 101 students will learn ways to build leadership within your team, particularly with team members who have completed the 102 and 103 workshops.
Note: If you are unable to register online, please contact Kendall Cox, LWW Director of Education.
Learn the health and spiritual education curriculum, teach other course participants, and ultimately train local leaders to conduct ongoing health education in their communities.
Question: How will people who have had little or no access to clean water know how to use it properly? Answer: YOU will teach them! Welcome to CWU 102, the Health Education Track that will teach you how to teach your international partners about the health benefits of using clean water appropriately. The curriculum is very interactive and is engaging for adults and children alike. Scriptural stories about God's use of water are interwoven with activities and lessons about using clean water and washing hands. CWU 102 will prepare you to instruct your partners, and leave them with the materials and skills they will need to teach their own community, thus creating sustainable health education.
- Joanie Lukins, CWU 102 instructor
Take a fully functioning clean water system and get hands-on experience with how it operates, how to maintain it and how to troubleshoot problems. Learn how to construct and disassemble the system including each component and major piece of equipment.
Learn how to assess a site, perform water testing, and determine which LWW Clean Water System is appropriate for the site.
By the end of the workshop, each participant will be able to pass on these skills and knowledge to their operating partners, so that they will be able to take ownership of the system.
Reverse Osmosis & Softening (ROS)
The CWU 103 ROS workshop provides training for installing clean water systems in areas with very hard water, such as the Yucatan Peninsula. CWU 103 ROS takes a standard system to the next level by adding water softening and reverse osmosis components. CWU 103 ROS students must have a thorough understanding of the standard system or the approval of a CWU instructor before enrolling in the ROS option.
Both workshops cover how to test the water and how to decide which clean water system will be appropriate for your mission project.
CWU 103 is for you if you are the "handy person" around the church or the house. You will use your God-given talents, and probably learn a few new ones, in constructing the clean water system. At the end, you and your classmates will toast to your hard work with the lake water you have processed through the system! You will then use these skills in the field, working with operating partners, guiding them to install the system, working and growing in your faith together to bring clean water to their community.
- Ralph Young, CWU 103 instructor