Some years ago the government provided Guabuliga with a high level water tank and a pumping system - working with power. The community members had problems to pay the light bills though...and some years ago the transformer blew. Since then the people only could go to these contaminated wells.
BRAVEAURORA did a lot of research and decidet to change the entire system into solar power, so that the community will have clean and safe water in the future. Since BRVEAURORA always works in the most sustainable way, the community has to be involved in this project from the beginning on. After all, the project is for the community, who should run the system and also implement a good money collecting system; so that they are, in case of repairs, able to do it - without the involvement of BRAVEAURORA.
To be ble to reach these goals, an NGO from Bolgatanga - Rural Aid - was invited. They are experts in water and sanitation, and came to the community for a two day workshop - which took place on Wednesday, 23rd, and Thursday, 24th of October.
Please see some pictures!
|BRAVEAURORA worker Zenabu helped to prepare the venue for the training|
|BA project manager Severin opens the training - with Baba, BA librarian, as his translator|
|The group of men - with Chief in teh middle (white clothes)|
|The group of women - with volunteer Vanessa|
|Mr. Hamidu, Chiefs brother, explaning some of the pictures|
|Madam Dahamata, former BA host mother, and water board member|
|One of the elders of Chief|
|Mr. Gani from Rural Aid, with some long arm ladles - this should help to keep the pot of dringking water clean. With this ladle the people are supposed to fetch water into their drinking cups|
|A map of Guabuliga was drawn into the sand...|
|...and each house was represented by a stone...|
|...and the houses that have a toilet were marked with ash - the number was little compared to all houses. Here we are into the sanitation issues|
|This is Guabuliga!!|
|Some of the participants|
|Since many peopole in the community are illiterates, they have to use their thumb print to sign in the attandance list|
|The participants helped to write some dos and donts...the list was longer than on the picture though!|
|Some of the participants - including the BRAVEAURORA project manager|