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Anyakpor, Ada Foah, Ghana Project

The demonstration area currently has a complete lack of sanitation facilities, however, as can be seen the village takes great pride in keeping the grounds clean. Local Nene (means 'chief') and Chuck meting for the first time, that will hopefully lead to a long-term relationship.

(Left) The project simply would not have gotten off the ground without Isaac Adjaottor (a finalist for Ghana's prestigious award MTN Heroes of ChangeĀ  2015). The connection was made by Diane Kellogg (Bentley University). The project was greatly assisted by the logistics support of PSI Ghana's Dana Ward and Samira Salifu, and future-thinking local officials.

Right) There are 26 public schools in the area all essentially without adequate sanitation facilities. The concrete structure (in the background above), can only be used for urine - no facilities to handle solids.

The primary living is made by fishing and agriculture. On the right are anchovies drying in the sun.

We had a great assembly workshop!

(Left) Attaching the handle. (Middle)Two toilets assembled! (Right) Installing the EarthAuger.

In this installation, the EarthAuger was installed on the ground. The storage container, then, will be placed in a hole.

The Project:

This is the community that is receiving the toilets from the money raised in our initial Seattle (UN)Run.

There are no toilets in this community, so this is a great demonstration to make improvements in health and the environment.

Also see the Accra project.

Project Team:

The project was led by community activist Isaac Adjaottor with all the support of the area and village chiefs and local officials. This project has greatly benefited by wonderful help from Diane Kellogg (who initiated the contact) and Dana Ward and Samira Salifu (PSI) who are providing logistic support.

Systems:

Six EarthAuger toilets were funded by the Seattle (UN)Run (part of the UN World Toilet Day Urgent Run). This first year the toilets are being installed in homes in order to demonstrate their use, and to learn about local preferences (for instance squat versus pedestal, source of cover material, treatment and use of residual compost).

In future years it is our goal to have funds from future (UN)Run events go towards sanitation for some of the 26 schools in the area.

Activities:

After a site visit to meet local participants, we put on an assembly workshop, followed by a day for installing the first two toilets.

 

 

 

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