Faustina Boachie via web
The Sakasaka cluster of schools located at Tamale in Northern Ghana has been selected to benefit from the FootbalL for Wash Project 2012 being funded by the Netherlands Consortium. The schools do not have access to adequate water and toilet facilities. Children and community members are used to open defecation which is a bad behavioural practice. With the absence of potable water for drinking and hygiene purposes children are susceptible to health hazards. The Sakasaka clusters of schools were therefore selected for this intervention due to the schools dire needs for WASH facilities. Under the programme GUWL is facilitating and supervising the construction of water and sanitation facilities to the nine schools in the cluster. The scope of works includes the following: • extension of water services through the construction of a 100mm uPVC distribution pipeline to the school. • the provision of 3 No. 10,000 litres storage facilities including stands for support. • the erection of 3 No. standpipes • the construction of 2 No. 10 seated wc’s including hand wash basins. To achieve the full compliments of the program; school pupils, teachers and community members will be educated and sensitized to good WASH behaviours and skills. Thus, the infrastructural facilities will be used as a precondition to develop life skills for the children as well as their families.