Local Residents Become Safe Water Educators

Isaac Attamah and Stephen Tetteh, local residents of Anomon Village, Atiwa West District, Eastern Region Ghana, were two of more than 20 Ghanains who trained as safe water educators and safe water volunteers at a recent training. A mixture of classroom and in-field exercises given by the U.S. team prepared them to teach local villagers about safe water principles and practices. Water testing, treatment and storage at the household level is the main focus of their instructive activities. Taking the safe water message to all residents in the community is the BWF goal. Isaac and Stephen were excited for the training to serve their community. The colorful shirts, hats and Certificates of Achievement were all proud confirmations of their  accomplishments and community involvement.

Ben Boadu is a busy man. He is an educator and Headmaster of the Nkurakan K-9 public school of nearly 300 children. He is a faithful husband and father of 3 young children. He is also a gifted artist. Despite his full daily schedule, he committed to the Bright Water Foundation 8-day Safe Water Education program training in September. He spends time weekly educating local villagers about safe water principles and practices, using the Teach-Test-Treat methodology. Ben is also helping to institute a safe water education program in the 7 local schools in his village area, including his own Nkurakan school. During recent communications Ben sent a variety of photos as he works in the school and community to teach the safe water message. “I am really glad to be part of this program,” he wrote. BWF is grateful for his leadership and teaching skills in his community.

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