Drinking water Borehole in Luisa

Title: Drinking water Borehole

Place: Luisa Community – Builsa Region (Ghana)

Project date: October 2017

Budget: 14.898 GHS (2.750 €)

Beneficiaries: 850 citizens

 

It had only been a few months since the creation of our organization in that same year; however after the success of the web launch and social media, a summer full of activities and the great welcoming of our closest we managed to collect enough money to develop our first project (nowadays, yours too): a borehole of drinkable water in a small community in the north of Ghana called Luisa where we also have planned to build up a Primary Education School in 2018. Its inhabitants still coexist without light nor water in their adobe houses in the north of the country.

Threemembers of our organization (Henar, Pepe and Roberto) paid for their plane tickets and invested their work holiday to witness and ensure that the works continued their normal course because as a 75m hole had to be dug, a formal contract was signed with the firm ATUNYA GHANA Ltd which provided the materials and means to makeitdoable.

The project will imply with no doubt a significant improvement in the life quality of the members of the community, not only because of the long distances that had to be met in order to reach the closest well above all kids and women to collect water) but it will also avoid a great number of diseases and infections, it will ease the hygiene and it will provide with water to the scarce cattle that lives in the savanna.

Collaborating local NGOs:

  • WTAGC (“Wype the Tears of and African Girl Child”)
  • “School for Life Ghana”
  • “Hope for Builsa”

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Purchase motorbike and bicycles

Title: Purchase of a motorbike and some bicycles

Place:Kanjaga Community – Builsa Region (Ghana)

Project date: October 2017

Budget: 4.620 GHS (850 €)

Beneficiaries: Some teachers and students of the region.

The trip we made in October 2017 not only served for the construction of the well but also to realize the purchase of a motorcycle and three bicycles for several of the resident teachers in Kanjaga, thus facilitating their availability and accessibility to the schools which, in most of the cases, are too far from the most disadvantaged neighboring communities.

This purchase met a proposal made by the local NGO “Hope for Builsa” as a TEAM4Ghana collaborator in the region (see attached)

Collaborating local NGOs:

– “Hope for Builsa”

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Donation to DACF

Title: Donatio to the shelter of Dream Africa Care Foundation (DACF)

Place: Accra-Ghana

Project date: 2017-2018

Budget 2017: 9.050 GHS (1650 €)

Budget 2018: 11.730 GHS (2100 €)

Beneficiaries: 25 DAFC Children

The main source of income of this organization are the volunteers and donations and its main activity is located in the capital, where they manage, among other projects, a shelter for twenty-four children. Three caregivers watch over them day and night twenty-four hours per day, and prepare three meals a day, helping them with homework and protect them in their daily tasks such as cleaning their clothes or common spaces.

During the last years and due to the fear of the diseases that may arise, such as Ebola, and the conflicts of the neighboring countries, the number of volunteers has been reduced so does the income of the organization. That’s the reason why, in order to cover the minimum operating expenses, they are forced to seek aid and initiatives from other organizations and private donations.

From TEAM4Ghana we would like to help with some economic amount to bear some expenses. In 2017, €1650 were allocated to the following activities:

  • Buying new uniforms to attend to the school (its use is compulsory)
  • The lease of the physical space to teach after-school supportive lessons in the “Fishing Village” neighborhood for a year (Nov 2017 – Nov 2018)
  • The transport of two local volunteers who teach after-school for a year (Nov 2017-Nov 2018)
  • A big volume purchase of basic necessity products for the shelter (food, cleaning and hygiene)

Up to this moment of 2018, more than €2000 have been donated and the breakdown of such amount Will be done at the end of the year due to such number could be increased.

On the other hand, we will get involved in the active search for volunteers during the times of the year less crowded (October-May) so that they can help in the management and schooling of the children.

Collaborating local NGOs

  • Dream Africa Care Foundation
  • Passion for mother and child ministry

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Empowerment of women

Title: Support to the workshop for the empowerment of women through learning new professions (textile sector) of PMCM (PassionforMother and Child Ministry)

Project date: 2017 + 2018

Budget 2017+2018: To determine

Beneficiaries: 15 women of the sewing workshop

TEAM4Ghana, DACF and some other organizations collaborate with the NGO “Passion for Mother and Child Ministry”. There, women at risk of social exclusion get training during two years on different professions or technical skills (hairdressing, cooking, sewing…)Over time, these women will earn the trade and could be hired in other stores with a sufficient salary base to enable their own empowerment. They are usually young women, between 16 and 20 years old, who have had children at an early age and/or stop working for no reason.

In support to this organization, our mission will be trying to sell their products. The full benefit, after taxes, will have the effect of increasing the number of women being part of this activity and promoting their hiring.

Handbags, wallets and backpacks woven with a fabric made in Ghana, very colorful, as well as handmade leather sandals are the manufactured products, among others