Orality Network Offers Water Education Through The Ear

Sharon Klyene & Jerry Wiles Share Global Water Awareness. More People Learn about Water through Listening, Not Reading.

Did you know that 70% to 80% of the people in the world learn more by listening than by reading? That’s an overwhelming statistic, but it’s true. It’s true because global literacy is still more a dream than a reality. Many world leaders continue to minimize the importance of education, leaving their citizens ill-prepared for a rapidly expanding, technically complex global economy and work environment. Dr. Jerry Wiles, North America Regional Director of International Orality Network & President Emeritus of Living Water International (www.jerrywiles@oraliynexus.org) believes that this learning reality has created a paradigm shift in international education.

Dr. Wiles met with Sharon Kleyne, host of the nationally syndicated radio program The Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water, Global Climate Change and Your Health on VoiceAmerica sponsored by Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® to discuss the ramifications of oral learning, the global water crisis and new water initiatives that are responding to it. Water advocate Kleyne, a leading global educator of new water research, water in the atmosphere, body water vapor and the effects of evaporation, encourages people to take more responsibility for their personal health.“We must get evaporation into our vocabulary,” Kleyne said. We also need to understand that at birth we begin an evaporation process of water loss that lasts until we die.”

Dr. Wiles sees the task ahead as raising awareness about water and its challenges. “700 million people in the world do not have access to water,” said Wiles, “while two billion more people lack sanitation in their water supplies.” Dr. Wiles explained that his organization focuses on a concept of ‘the least and last’. Wiles elaborated: “Our primary focus, our number one goal, is to relieve people who spend hours a day carrying water. We dig wells, we educate communities and we teach people how to manage and sustain their own water supplies.”

Wiles and Kleyne agreed that we must find ways to convince disinterested political leaders that making water the number one infrastructure priority is a necessity, not a luxury. Kleyne pointed to the disaster of the lead in the water pipes of Flint, Michigan, saying that “the problem is not unique to Flint. The problem exists in cities and towns all over America and elsewhere in the world.” Wiles praised Kleyne’s dedication to new water research and new technology and encouraged her to help create an ongoing global dialogue about these water issues. Wiles suggested focus groups and redoubled education efforts throughout the U.S. and elsewhere. Wiles also encouraged Americans to learn all they can about conservation. “In the U.S. our issues are much different than they are in, say, central Africa,” said Wiles. “In the U.S. we waste so much water! We misuse water, too. This has to stop because there is a finite amount of water on the planet.” Kleyne agreed, forecasting severe water shortages in the not-too-distant future if people don’t wake up and learn much more about water than they know now.


Sharon Kleyne & Dr. Jerry Wiles Agree: Fresh Water is Endangered

Sharon Kleyne & Wiles Look at Fresh Water Issues. Water Advocate Sharon Kleyne Defends Earth’s Fresh Water.

North America Regional Director of International Orality Network



Sharon Kleyne, America’s top water researcher and advocate, and North America Regional Director of International Orality Network, Dr. Jerry Wiles recently got together on Kleyne’s nationally syndicated radio program, The Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water, Global Climate Change and Your Health on Voice of America to discuss the global fresh water crisis that threatens living organisms of all species including water, soil, plants, humans, animals, and even the atmosphere’s water vapor that is depleted by excess evaporation.

As the longtime director and current President Emeritus of Living Water International, Dr. Wiles has participated in digging and maintaining 17,811 fresh water wells in impoverished and water-challenged countries. Dr. Wiles has also participated in dozens of studies of water and new technology, and he has traveled extensively throughout the world.

For more than two decades, Sharon Kleyne’s research and new water technology discoveries at the company she founded, Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science®, have garnered international recognition for her as the global expert on dehydration of the eyes and skin due to excessive evaporation of the body’s water vapor. “From the moment we leave our mother’s water-womb and are born,” Kleyne said, “we begin a process of evaporation that continues until death. In order to sustain excellent health,” she went on, “one must supplement eyes and skin on a daily basis to replenish the evaporating water vapor.”

Sharon Kleyne sounded the alarm that people on this planet must stop taking fresh water for granted. “Just as the eyes and skin suffer from excess evaporation, so do fresh water supplies and outlets,” Kleyne said. Dr. Wiles agreed. We estimate,” said Dr. Wiles, “that 663 million people around the world have little or no access to clean water.” Dr. Wiles identified several regions in Africa and some Southeast Asian locales as the places on the planet that are most in need of fresh water.

Sharon Kleyne reminded her listeners that of course there is much more to creating a fresh water supply for those in need than digging wells and Dr. Wiles concurred. “We were lucky in our early efforts,” Dr. Wiles said, “because one of our members invented the LS 100. A portable drill rig we could take to remote places.” Kleyne quickly pointed out that once the drillers are at their location, drilling the well is only the first step. “That’s correct,” said Dr. Wiles. “A big part of our mission is education, but it is hands-on education, it is learning and teaching by doing. It’s not enough to pass out a bunch of handbooks and hope for the best.”

Dr. Wiles pointed out that Living Water International and International Orality Network believes in the importance of mentoring the people they help. “We’re always referring to WASH,” said Dr. Wiles. “It stands for Water—Access—Sanitation—Health.”

Sharon Kleyne applauded such effort. “I discovered long ago that one can accomplish very little without education,” said Kleyne. “I try to educate people around the world every day about the growing global water crisis, and the health dangers associated with dehydration due to excess evaporation of the earth’s water vapor. In doing so,” Kleyne said, “we learn what we need to know to create a new, healthy Water Life Science® lifestyle.” Kleyne encouraged listeners and other interested parties to visit http://www.biologicaqua.com for more information about this new water technology and new water lifestyle.

New Global Women for Water Mission

Radio Host Sharon Kleyne has announced a new global women’s mission to educate the world about water shortages, water recycling and the need for governments to work together to solve water problems. The mission will be called “Women for Water”. Kleyne made the announcement during an interview on her radio show, the Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water®, while interviewing guest Jerry Wiles, President of Living Water International. Wiles and Kleyne had been discussing the critical importance of women to the success of his agency’s many water projects around the world.

As a woman entrepreneur, researcher and educator, Kleyne has been an outspoken water advocate and activist for over 30 years. Kleyne is a member of the International Woman’s Association.

Living Water International was founded in 1990 to bring safe and reliable water to rural areas in developing nations in Africa, Asia, and Central and South America. As of 2014, with an annual budget of $28 million, the organization has constructed over 14,000 water wells. Jerry Wiles, PhD, was President of Living Water International for 12 years and is now President Emeritus. The current president is Gary Evans.

During the interview, Wiles noted that historically, women are far more impacted than men by water shortages and unsafe water. In rural villages in developing nations, the task of fetching water each day from the nearest creek or pond is considered “woman’s work.” This sometimes entails carrying water for several miles. The women usually bring their children, and young girls are trained to fetch and carry water at an early age.

(source: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/07/prweb11992184.htm)

“For I Was Thirsty and You Gave Me to Drink”

Dr. Wiles is Director is Living Water International, a Christian organization that provides water to rural areas, mostly in Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia and South America. He began his career teaching at the college level, then became involved in missionary work. He was recruited by Living Water seven years ago.

The organization was founded in 1991, with the original intent to build churches until they discovered the terrible worldwide need for reliable and sanitary water. Since then, they have funded 7,000 wells, serving 7 million people.

Although much of their financing is by volunteer help and private donation, they also have corporate sponsors, including oil companies. Oil and water well drilling have many transferable concepts and often, in desert areas, finding water can be of greater economic importance than finding oil.

Dr. Wiles pointed out that without good water, there can be no economic development or meaningful health care. A village can get by with no electricity but must have water. Currently, one billion people in the world (of 6.8 billion) lack access to abundant and safe water. 2.8 billion lack basic sanitation (toilets and sinks).

The Living Water program involves numerous women who would otherwise spend their entire days walking to get water (usually from a contaminated source such as a river or lake) and carrying it back. Freeing women and children from this task is also a human rights issue. Women become free to involve themselves in the community and children are free to go to school. LWI also provides hygiene training (such as hand washing), training in health and sanitation and training in well maintenance and water quality monitoring (well water is less likely to be contaminated than surface water but water from deep wells can contain toxic minerals).

Sharon talked about the humidity in the air and the importance of water in oxygen absorption by the lungs and skin surface.

LWI mostly supplies hand pumps, which break frequently (there are currently over 100,000 broken hand pumps in Africa) and do not supply toilets or sinks (But it’s the first step). Currently, LWI receives ten times more requests than they can handle. They have built wells, and founded community based organizations to administer them, in over 70 countries.

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