Water, Sanitation & Hygiene for School Children in Ghana

In many of Salvation Army schools in Ghana, sanitary facilities and water supply are bad or non-existing. To improve these conditions, The Salvation Army plans to participate in the Football for Water program lead by Aqua for All.

Poor sanitation
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.

Project details

Implementation: The Salvation Army Ghana
Location: various schools around Ghana
Theme: education, health
Target group: 10.000 school children
Total project costs: US$ 676.200
Funded by: The Salvation Army School Development Fund, Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Duration: 2 years
Status: in preparation