Masquerade Ball

Tue 17th October 2017 at 19.00 - 23.00

This was a fund raiser for WOW Water Project -see attached poster

The Rotary Club of Manchester and Rotaract Manchester International experienced  the magic of a Venetian Masquerade Ball on Tuesday 17th October 2017. The funds raised will contribute to the WOW water project.

We believe it is not right that children get their drinking water from a pond that cows use as a toilet. But this was the case in the community of Fievie in Ghana. The chief in the community said, “People are now just waiting for God to take them and move them on.“

Fievie is one of many communities in South Tongu district where about 40% of people don’t have access to a permanent source of clean drinking water. In the rainy season, people can collect drinking water from their roof. But for the rest of the time, the local authority hasn’t had enough money to connect these communities to the water mains. Water from the nearby river is too polluted; and because the area is close to the sea, a borehole brings up salty water.  

The situation in Fievie has improved. People don’t have water in their homes, but there is a connection to the mains supply that works for much of the time, and six stand pipes where people can get access. 

The money raised from the project will go towards installing large polytanks to store water for when it is not flowing through the mains, and to start to connect outlying villages to the mains.

The total raised so far is £8000, with a target of £15,000.

 

 

 

Further details can be found in the attached poster.