SankubenaseThe Safe Water Education Project
Ghana – Atiwa West District, Eastern Region
Highlights from the Field
As the Covid-19 pandemic subsided and protective vaccinations were readily available, an eight-member Bright Water training team traveled to Ghana in September 2021. Steve Hutchings and Natalie Dalley led the expedition, with Linda Hansen as team coordinator. A group of other capable volunteers rounded out the team.
The purpose was to initiate BWF’s safe water education program in several rural communities of the Atiwa West District, Eastern Region and to train 20+ local team members to carry out the community-based, self-directed initiative. A small group of adjacent communities totaling about 4,000 residents were pre-selected to begin the safe water education, including seven (7) local schools. Local management was given direction. Community relations were cemented with stake holders, including district health and education authorities.
The TEACH-TEST-TREAT methodology was systematically taught, both in the classroom and thru practice in local communities. And a data gathering function was introduced to measure changes in water-use behaviors and family health thru surveys and water testing at the community sources and in sample households.
The entries that follow represent activities of the Headquarters team and various profiles and experiences of local team members. In the coming weeks and months, periodic updates will be posted to follow the progress of the Sankubenase project.
Bright Water Foundation School Health Clubs
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Safe Water Educator Spotlight – Abigail Boatemaa
I am excited to introduce Abigail, one of our new Safe Water Educators. She was trained to support...
Sankubenase Expedition SWE Training May 20
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Teach, Test, Treat
The entries that follow show how Bright Water Foundation changes behavior by teaching safe water principles, testing household water to demonstrate the need for treatment, and reinforcing safe water treatment and storage.
Asunafo Project Training Expedition Summary
In October 2022 we trained 6 Safe Water Educators to work in Asunafo, Ghana, a village of 1000...
Ekorso Project Training Expedition Summary
It is a joy returning to Ghana to witness the diligence and progress of Bright Water Foundation’s...
Field Visits and Practice Teaching
We scheduled an 8:30 am Ekorso Durbar where we received a beautiful blessing from a Chief. The...