Children  Ghana Project #25784

Provide Sanitary Water and a School in Yevi, Ghana

by International Coalition for the Eradication of Hunger and Abuse (ICEHA) Vetted since 2016 Site Visit Verified

Summary

The children in Yevi Village, Ghana, have been forced to drink filthy, disease ridden water for over a year. The boreholes are not functional and the local lake is pollutes and drying up. Frogs and insects skim in the mud. Their current school is too small, falling down around them and lacks basic necessities, causing many children to stay home from school. This project will provide clean drinking water and a new school with library and computer lab for over 600 children.

$20,000
total goal
$8,304
remaining
33
donors
0
monthly donors
1
year

Challenge

Yevi village is disconnected from the world. Over 1000 people living in and near Yevi have no access to clean and sanitary water for drinking, cooking, bathing and other domestic uses, and the children are suffering from several diseases due to drinking and bathing in the water. There is a high level of illiteracy in Yevi, especially among the women. High illiteracy has led to poverty and lack of resources. The current school is falling down and very unsafe, causing many to stay away from school

Solution

This project will provide clean and sanitary drinking water with electric pumping and secured storage tanks, improving the health and future of the villagers. Yevi school has an exceptional new Head Master and repairing and expanding the school, to include a library and computer lab, will create a brighter future for Yevi by educating their future leaders to bring resources and opportunities to the village.

Long-Term Impact

We will provide clean water to over 1000 people, which will reduce disease and improve mortality rates. We will repair and expand the Village School so more children can attend school protected from the elements, without fear of being harmed from falling debris. We will build a community library and computer lab. The new school will significantly decrease illiteracy and poverty rates by giving future leaders access to information so the village can become self-sufficient and innovative.

Resources

http:/​/​www.icehagroup.org
ICEHA website
ICEHA Facebook page
ICEHA in Africa
Project Leader:
Justice Asamoah
Reston, VA United States

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