The northern Ghana water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) project encompasses 290 communities with an estimated 262,720 beneficiaries, including 309 schools with 38,145 students.
You can read about our work in Ghana first-hand, from our friend Iddrisu:
My name is Iddrisu Abdul-Aziz Boare, I am the Country Director Ghana, West Africa for WATERisLIFE. I have been serving the people of Ghana with WATERisLIFE since 2010. Ghana faces serious constraints to meeting the challenges of providing clean water and improved sanitation to its people.
I work with the Government of Ghana in the Independent Open Defecation Free (ODF) verification and certification of communities to end open defecation in the Northern Region of Ghana. For many villages and communities, this is a big change for their village.
One of the most rewarding things I do is working with the children in the schools developing and managing of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) projects in Ghana.
I also coordinate all the country programs with WATERisLIFE and its partners. When we have WATERisLIFE teams come to Ghana it is exciting for all the villages we visit. The children have many questions and want to know about life in the US. When we are able to bring safe water to them, they get very excited. We have drilled wells here. In some areas we excavated rain water catching ponds (Dugouts) because there is no water under the ground. We have to build fences around them to keep the animals out of the water. We use nano buckets filters for household water treatment and safe storage for families to make the water safe for them to drink.
Please come visit me and the work we are doing in Ghana.
“MPUHIYA KA PAGI”...Thank you very much