Ryan’s Well, along with local partner DONA (Dawn of the New Age) will continue our work in the Ashanti region of Southwest Ghana and will benefit more than 36,650 people.
What do the funds support?
- Drilling six new deep boreholes.
- Four overheard holding tanks/piping and washing sinks for health centres.
- Training Needs Assessment (TNA) for WATSANS, Care Takers and Mechanics.
- Capacity Building for six WATSANs.
- Capacity Building for Facility Management Committees (Care Takers).
- Capacity Building for Pump Mechanics.
- WASH Training for 2 Communities and staff at 4 health centres.
The geographical terrain of the area makes it difficult for the indigenous communities to find water. There are very few rivers with most of the country consisting of flat plains and deserts. The issue of sanitation is also very concerning with 22 million people lacking adequate access to sanitation services.
The need is great and, therefore, we and our partner are dedicating these funds to build six deep boreholes and four washing sinks for four health centres and two communities. This access to safe water and sanitation services will assist not only the people in those communities but also the surrounding areas, as many people travel from far distances to access these health centres.
WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) training will be provided to the two communities as well as staff of the four health centres. This will ensure the sustainability of these water projects and communities because everyone will be trained on how to safely handle water, such as storing the water properly, and how to effectively manage their wells, such as keeping the surrounding area clean. This training will also educate beneficiaries on the importance of personal hygiene, such as washing hands with soap, which will limit the spread of diseases such as diarrhoea, typhoid, cholera and roundworm.
Water Committees (WATSANs) will be created within communities to ensure the responsible management and maintenance of these water projects. These WATSANs provide communities with the level of ownership needed to ensure the sustainability of these water projects.
Every effort is made to designate your funds as requested; however, if the specified project has become fully funded or unforeseen circumstances delay its start, we may allocate your donation to another important project