Primary school children in the Volta region of Ghana use a new spigot to wash their hands.
By Ako Odotei, a member of the Rotary Club of Tema, Ghana, Africa. This is the first in a series of planned posts from Rotary members involved in the Rotary-USAID International H2O Collaboration that supports lasting, positive change to water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) initiatives.
When the Rotary-USAID International H20 Collaboration asked Rotary clubs in Ghana to participate in the second phase of the partnership, there was a lot of excitement as well as some trepidation. US$4 million (the amount the collaboration has committed to each country for 2015-18) is a lot of money!
Even though we were successful the first time around (from 2009 to 2013), setting up a national project between clubs can bring some challenges of their own. We didn’t want clubs to feel as if the project was being forced on them. So we began by promoting the benefits of this partnership and project to club leadership.
Club leaders were informed of the long-term nature of the project, and the importance of choosing members with skills to ensure a successful outcome. To collect information and data, we asked local Rotaractors to help. …read more
Source:: Rotary International Blog