Clean Water

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 three 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 left to raise: $18,000
  • 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 2018 we drilled an 80 meter borehole in Wayanu serving an estimated 500 people (Check out the video here)
  • 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
  • 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
  • In 2013 water at Bishop Forson School was piped to the kitchen and other campus locations
  • 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 borehole and 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