Rotary bringing clean water to rural Ghana

Mon, Jun 22nd 2020 at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

“We can still transform the world with obstacles in the way” Walter Hughes, Jr. from the Rotary Club of Rocky Mount, Virginia


The Rotary Club of Nottingham had another fantastic start to the week with an incredibly engaging talk by Walter Hughes, Jr. from the Rotary Club of Rocky Mount, Virginia about about the Ghana Clean Water Projects he is heavily involved in. 

Walter is a White House Champion of Change. He earned Rotary’s Vocational Service and the Rotary Distinguished Service Awards. His work was also highlighted at the Rotary International Conventions in Sydney and Seoul with the video “Doing Good in Ghana.” Walter’s team passionately provided clean water to over 605,000 people in Africa. He partners with lots of Rotary Clubs and Districts around the world including 21 US states, the provinces of Quebec and Ontario in Canada, Switzerland, Ghana and South Sudan. He also has worked with many other non-profit organizations. 

The talk, given over Zoom, was attended by a wide range of attendees from our ‘Rotary Family’ – representatives from clubs in Montreal, Philadelphia & Minsk joined us, as well as Colwyn Bay, and closer to home members of Rushcliffe & Long Eaton clubs. We also had some of our Rotract members dial in from Slovakia & Jamaica amongst others! 

Walter explained how how grants from Rotary have helped bring clean water to rural Ghana through projects for boreholes and wells in many communities throughout the country.   


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