Self help initiatives used to ensure the community contributed to their own development during School projects
Safe water is only part of the requirement for rural communities in Ghana. Safe sanitation in the semi-arid north of the country is also a challenge. The primary school children at Nimbale were reluctant to use their dry latrine toilets as they were havens for flies and generally unpleasant. Ghana Outlook suggested simple changes to the building so that flies and smells are nolonger problems.
Nimbale primary School in Upper West depends on a single borehole for safe water. The borehole is also close to one of several Nimbale settlements and is used by residents outside school hours. Consequently, the yield had fallen and the pump and apron were in poor repair. Ghana Outlook has funded a new borehole close to the settlement and has paid for the refurbishment of the Primary School’s borehole.