We are currently supporting a project run by Village by Village to provide clean drinking water at a school in Abo Abo, Ghana
The Rotary Club of Derby have been working alongside a charity called Village by Village in Ghana. During the Club's Centenary Year we supported a Girl Empowerment programme which was a huge success.
This year our fundraising efforts have supported two projects in Ghana, firstly a donation of classroom equipment for a school in Abenta, Ghana (£2000 donation including match funding from a District Grant).
We were then able to support a school in Abo Abo in Ghana to have safe drinking water. Our partners, Village by Village had provided new handwashing facilities for the school through their Clean Hands Save Lives programme which saw the introduction of water tanks to collect rainwater that children could use to wash their hands at school, water was collected into large water butts
This caused a problem because children were drinking water which, while safe to wash with, wasn't the best to drink, as it washed off the roof where there were dead animals or animal faeces.
The Club, through their fundraising efforts which include their Fun Wine Quiz, as well as a matching grant from Rotary Foundation ensured that the amount of harvested water was doubled, that the water was made safe through the correct filtration systems and that a new push tap was installed to remove any waste by children leaving the tap running.
In 2019 we also launched the "Love In A Box" shoebox scheme to replace the Operation Christmas Child scheme with lots of support from our club members, a project that we hope to continue this coming year, dependent on restrictions from the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Club also donated:
- £200 to Rotary Foundation
- £1050 to Shelterbox
- £100 donation towards a student's charity trip to Uganda
- £500 to Sand Dams
- £100 donation to Radbourne Church Roof