School Tank Remediation Project - Ghana

School Tank Remediation Project - Ghana

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This project is made possible through the partnership of WATER CHARITY and the NATIONAL PEACE CORPS ASSOCIATION.

School Tank Remediation Project - GhanaLocation
Akrofonso, Ashanti, Ghana

Community Description
Akrofonso is a town in the Ashanti Region of Ghana, with about 1,800 inhabitants. It is an hour's drive from Kumasi, the Ashanti regional capital.

Problem Addressed
An abandoned water hole was left by a contractor who built the school next to this hole. The hole is approximately 5 feet deep and the students play inside the hole. It has standing water because of rain and contains debris from the community as well as the students. It is a home for mosquitoes and needless to say, students are often out of school because of malaria, according to the principal.

Project Description
The hole will be renovated and turned into a summer hut. The work consists of: - cleaning out and sealing the hole permanently -creating a sitting ledge around the hole -extending concrete all around the hole to prevent mud buildup due to rain -covering the entire area with a roof The community will provide unskilled labor under the supervision of an experienced contractor.

Project Impact
423 members of the student population of the primary and middle schools will benefit directly from the project.

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
This project will be managed by Peace Corps Volunteer Susan Fatherree. In prior Peace Corps assignments, Susan completed the Ban Nongkad School Kitchen Project - ThailandMbazwana Primary School Water Project – South Africa, and Mbazwana Primary School Sanitation Project – South Africa

School Tank Remediation Project - GhanaMonitoring and Maintenance
The improvements will be developed under the direction of, and monitored and maintained by, the school.

Fundraising Target

Funds raised in excess of the project amount will be allocated to other projects in Ghana.

Donations Collected to Date


Donations of any amount will be appreciated. The full amount will give you "naming rights", if that is something you would like.

Dollar Amount Needed

Funds Needed : 

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