Chlorine Distribution Strategy Visit

Report from Joe Gammon: Successful meetings with Dr. Bekui, District Health Director, Badu Kwaku, District Health Liaison.  Great appreciation for the work Bright Water is doing.  The District’s internal health screenings indicate dramatic reduction in water borne illnesses in the BWF project areas.  Interested in ways Health Service nurses could help expand safe water education using the Bright Water method.  If feasible Dr. Bekui would...

Bright Water Foundation School Health Clubs

The school children in the villages Bright Water Foundation serves are enthusiastic about learning safe water principles that will bless their families and communities. Visiting the schools is a highlight of each expedition. These students are holding a story about a family learning to practice safe water principles written and illustrated by Joy Allen, the renowned illustrator we are lucky enough to have on our BWF team. Some school health...

Safe Water Educator Spotlight – Abigail Boatemaa

I am excited to introduce Abigail, one of our new Safe Water Educators. She was trained to support the Ekorso Project in the village of Akwadum. Abigail is a superstar. She quickly emerged as a leader. She is bright, capable, connected, and well respected in her community by villagers and village leaders. She helped others in the training group understand the education materials and recognize the impact their knowledge will have. She jumped...

Sankubenase Expedition SWE Training May 20

May 2022 Expedition - Safe Water Educator Training If you want to meet honest, hardworking, community-minded people - you’ve got to come to Ghana and meet our Safe Water Educators. Stephanie Feller directed the training for our newly forged, dedicated group. Thanks to all our volunteer trainers, the SWEs know how to test for water-borne disease organisms. They know why simple treatment of water saves lives. All have proven their ability to...

True Dedication

Does Wading through the mud after a torrential rain count as true dedication? That is exactly what our newest group of safe water educators and volunteers did to attend the first sessions of training. We are profoundly grateful for our Ghanaian team's determination to learn and support the BWF safe water program in their local communities. Thanks to the great training provided by Natalie Dalley, Martin Mortensen and Dennis Agyekum (Project...

Settling In

We have arrived in Ghana!! Once we cleared Customs, went shopping for food, found our lovely quarters at the Accra LDS Tempe Patron Housing, and ate dinner, we literally dropped into bed!

Long Trip—Amazing Ghanaian People

It was such a long plane trip to Ghana, but the airports hold the gold. At LAX we kept running into a very nice lady with a huge smile. Amazingly she ended up being my seat mate to JFK. Where was she from??? Ghana - nonstop cultural introduction and laughter. She kept telling me how loving the GHANAIAN people are. What was her name? Grace!!! JFK held more golden moments. Here two ladies (Lawore and Felicia) from Ghana helped me practice Twi, and...

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