Support water, projects in the Upper East Region of Ghana
This project is supported by a Rotary Foundation Grant and sponsored by the Rocky Mount Rotary Club, District 7570. The project manager is Walter Hughes who has been responsible for bringing clean water to approximately 300,000 people in Ghana and South Sudan. Support this new project Walter is working on.
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Rotary Foundation Global Grant 17-57675’s goal is to provide communities with twenty-three deep wells, three small town water systems, two hundred twenty-one new Microflush toilets with hand washing sinks for homes and school in the Upper East Region of Ghana. The total project budget of $200,250 will impact 16,712 people. Approximately 8,230 people will be provided with clean drinking water from new wells. Almost 161 WATSAN committee members in twenty-three communities will be trained how to maintain the water system in their community.
Our campaign goal is $15,000 to support this great project and other Rotary Foundation Global Grants for water and sanitation in Upper Northeast Ghana. Please note that every dollar of contributions is matched at a fifty percent (50%) level by the Rotary Foundation.
Contributing Rotarians can receive Paul Harris credit by entering their Member number in the checkout process. You can find your member number on the ROTARIAN mailing label, on the Rotary International website or ask your Foundation chair or club secretary
In rural Ghana, Rotary members supply clean water and sanitation facilities to prevent the spread of infectious diseases.
Clean water is a basic need for human beings. When people, especially children, have access to clean water, they live healthier and more productive lives. However, at least 3,000 children die each day from diseases caused by unsafe water, which is what motivates our members to build wells, install rainwater harvesting systems, and teach community members how to maintain new infrastructure.
While very few people die of thirst, millions die from preventable waterborne diseases, providing the impetus for our members to also improve sanitation facilities in undeveloped countries. Members start by providing toilets and latrines that flush into a sewer or safe enclosure and then add education programs to promote hand-washing and other good hygiene habits.
This campaign funds water projects in Ghana. Global Grant request set forth below is one of a series of Global Grants being managed by Walter Hughes of Rocky Mount Rotary Club-He has already brought water to 300,000 people in northern Ghana. Walter has been organizing these projects for over ten years. He says:
"There's three precious moments in providing clean water. First, the people cheer the day that the drill rig hits water. Second, the second precious moment occurs when the kids hear and see the water flow up the pipe for the first time. The families know that they'll have water to drink. Third, the third precious moment happens over time when the children are laughing, playing and going to school instead of being sick of water borne diseases. Thanks for helping to give the gift of clean water."
The photos below from Bolgatanga Senior High School and communities that will be helped with your support. Happy Home Orphanage is from the most recent Rotary global grant for Bolgatanga. Rotarians asked the Wakii leaders for their dreams, vision and leadership for clean water in their community. We also asked them to contribute funds for the new borehole. We saw the existing hand dug well and walked to the homes from the tree where we met them. We are building Microflush toilet blocks for men and women at the Bolgatanga Senior High School to replace pit latrines. We are also building Microflush toilets for homes.
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Please note that Walter Hughes and District 7570 are continually seeking Foundation Global Grants and responding to short term high priority projects. Funds may be left over from use in a particular project , Those funds may be applied to enlarge a project or to fill a related project need without additional requests.