Improving the lives of Ghana children through handwashing

By Rotary International

By Neyeram Kukula, Rotary Club of Accra-West, Ghana

On 18 May, I joined fellow Rotary members, the project manager for the Rotary-USAID partnership in Ghana, and an engineer from Global Communities, the implementing partner, in visiting sites in the Shai Osu Doku district two hours northeast of the capital of Accra. We visited three schools where the partnership is working to improve water and sanitation facilities and change personal hygiene habits.

The team visits a primary school in the Shai Osu Doku district of Ghana.

After what felt like a never-ending journey down a rugged road, we finally arrived at our first site at the Agbuviekpong D/A Primary School. We were warmly received by Bernard Nyamado, the headmaster of the school, seated at a desk under a big tree. Nyamado resides in Volivo, a nearby community, and has been with the school for almost 10 years. He told me the isolated community has about 500 inhabitants and the school a population of 172 pupils, 80 boys and 92 girls. The school currently has a six seat toilet facility that is also used by members of the community.

Hilda Addah, a member of the Rotary Club of Accra South, asked Nyamado how the school deals …read more

Source:: Rotary International Blog

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