Hand-washing is more important than ever to avoid serious diseases such as cholera and the potential of Ebola’s spread to Ghana. Providing access to clean water and helping to instill the habit of hand-washing is a challenge we have taken on.
Access to clean water is always a priority. Current Goals/Projects:
- Help five nearby villages access clean water year-round. Current borehole, well and reservoir do not provide clean water during the dry season and are inadequate during the rainy season. Project cost estimated at $35,000
- Continue to bring tippy taps (low-cost hand washing stations) to schools, villages and health clinics. annual project Cost estimate: $5,000.
Accomplishments to date:
- In 2010 we drilled a borehole at Bishop Forson School in Kpando to bring sustainable clean water to the school and nearby community. With the addition of the boreholeand assistance from the Dutch government, a new septic system and self-flush toilets were constructed.
- In 2010 we created a rain-water collection system for improved sanitation and our new septic system with self-flush toilets at Airfield School.
- In 2013 water at Bishop Forson School was piped to the kitchen and other campus locations.
- In 2014 we introduced and built the region’s first Tippy Taps – low-cost hand washing stations. News and rave reviews quickly spread and with government support, the stations continue to be constructed and used throughout the schools in the municipality.
- 2014 – present: Pagus Center for Achievement PATH students are educating villagers on the importance of hand washing and how to build and maintain tippy taps.
- 2017 – Pagus Center for Achievement conducted a needs assessment to find practical and affordable solutions for five villages lacking clean water and sanitation and is currently working on a project proposal.