There are over 210 Salvation Army schools in Ghana. In many of these schools the sanitary facilities and water supply are bad or non-existing. This not only hinders children in their education, but also contributes to the spread of water-borne diseases throughout the local communities around the schools. That is why the Salvation Army started a 2-year project to improve the water and sanitation conditions in 20 Salvation Army schools.
Football and facilities
In a sports programs called Football for Water (FFW), the power of football is used to teach boys and girls in primary schools about healthy living. Then, with the support of the communities, adequate sanitation facilities and clearn water will be provided to the selected schools. Boreholes and pipes will be constructed and ventilated pits will be built. The aim of the project is to benefit present and future students, teachers and more indirectly the community members so disease caused by unhygienic conditions will be eradicated.