The Blessed to Bless Foundation is working with Team CSR (a non-profit Ghananian Corporation) (TCSR) to help fund Boreholes (manmade water wells) in rural areas Ghana West Africa, in response to the lack of Clean Water and major health issues in Ghana West Africa. Your Donations will help provide Boreholes which could provide clean drinking water to 50,000 Ghanaian people. This project supports .Upsilon Gamma Gamma Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Incorporated social actions program.
PROVISION OF POTABLE WATER PROJECT FOR AFROKROTIA COMMUNITY
DISTRICT : AKWAMUFIE
REGION: : EASTERN
SUBMITTED BY : TEAM CSR
AMOUNT REQUESTED : GH¢ 20,000 ( 4000 USD)
DURATION : ONE (1) Months
We provide scholarships funds for kids who we don't see finish school, We donate money for donations with high administrative fees sometimes giving less than 40% of the monies to charity. Worst of all some charities stewardship border on the line of misappropriation and even criminal. This is an opportunity to provide life giving water to thousands of people for a time that will likely outlive us. As an African American who can trace his ancestry and DNA to West Africa this is personal to me. Of course I'm still supporting my local community charities, but I am pleased to have an chance to support an something with a long term community impact and Scope.
Afrokrotia is located in the Eastern Region, a part of the Akwamufie township. It has over 500 people and is surrounded by other smaller townships. The people in this small community are mostly farmers and fishery workers at the nearby Volta lake. Many of this town inhabitants fetch water from nearby rivers and streams that are tributaries of the Volta lake. These streams are heavly polluted with industrial waste as well as contaminants. To access clean water most make the 7 km walk to Akwamufie and other areas with pipe water. The journey to these points hinder the children from attending classes on time and doing there homework. It also forces the community to fetch from the contaminated streams causing waterborne diseases.
The lack of proper drinking water has produced many water borne disease in the community, prompting an overflow of patience at the local clinic.
Providing a mechanized water supply and training the village to maintain it is like teaching a man to fish versus giving them a fish. It will change lives.
The scope of work includes the following:
(i) Assist communities understand all project rules and their role in implementation and sustaining the sub-projects.
(ii) Assist communities collect and analyze community base line information.
(iii) Carry out feasibility studies in the communities to provide information on the type of water facilities in community.
(iv) Provide assistance to community to enable them;
Select the preferred water supply systems and possible sites for their
Facility management including:
- Hygiene and sanitation
- Record keeping including all TA visits
- Financial accounting, collection and management of operations and management funds
- Book keeping
- Procurement of goods and services (e.g. Spare parts)
- Participatory monitoring and evaluation
- Pump caretaker training
(vi) Training of well caretaker in the following areas:-
- Preventive maintenance of the upper pert of the pump
- Tightening of bolts and nuts
- Cleaning of pump head
- Identify fault/ minor repairs
- Cleaning the pump pads and surrounding
- Recording faults on record card
- Report to area mechanic, buying spares
5.0 Expected Outcomes and Benefits for the Project Outlines.
- Improved health sanitation condition among the people of and Portable drinking water
- Erin Slade
- Michael Preaster
- Vincent Cassano