Support safe water micro-enterprises in Ghana

 
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The 2011 Winter Fellowship Program

The 2011 CWS Winter Fellows
The 2011 CWS Winter Fellows

This winter, Community Water Solutions brought 28 volunteers with us to Ghana for our second and third-ever sessions of the CWS Fellowship Program. As we mentioned in previous reports, the CWS Fellowship Program is a three-week water education and leadership training experience in Northern Region Ghana. The purpose of the fellowship is to teach individuals about the global water crisis, and inspire them to become leaders in the field of international development. Fellows are grouped in teams of four and paired with a rural community in Northern Region Ghana. Each team works together to raise enough funds to cover their trip expenses before coming to Ghana  On the ground, teams are first trained in water quality testing, and the CWS water treatment methods. They then spend two weeks in the field implementing and monitoring a CWS water business in their village.

This winter's Fellowship Program sessions were a huge success! In just 5 weeks, our 7 teams of fellows provided permanent sources of safe drinking water for over 4,200 people. We were so impressed with the Fellows' positive attitudes and incredible work ethics. It was a pleasure to work with such passionate young people and we are lucky to have all of our Fellow Alumni as part of our CWS family. We can’t wait to see the amazing impact that they all will undoubtedly have on the world!

Thank you to all of our donors who have made it possible for us to offer this incredible opportunity to students and young professionals. This program has enabled us to bring safe drinking water to thousands of people in just a few short months and helped CWS spread awareness about the global water crisis!

Team 1 celebrate a successful opening day in Chani
Team 1 celebrate a successful opening day in Chani
CWS Fellows, Lauren and Kathryn, at a CWS WTC
CWS Fellows, Lauren and Kathryn, at a CWS WTC
CWS Fellows teaching community about safe storage
CWS Fellows teaching community about safe storage

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Kate Clopeck

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Medfield, MA United States

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