Our Accomplishments

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EDUCATION

  • ATBAWA currently provides free educational materials for children in Akpafu Mempeasem, Todzi and Sokpo villages by supplying them with books, notes, writing utensils.
  • AKPAFU organization provided livelihood training for 80 HIV/AIDs affected youth including women in AKPAFU village. Directly after all the recruitment was completed, AKPAFU organization provided vocational training to 13 individuals in tailoring, catering, and other small businesses that they can do from their home with minimal or no investment.
  • AKPAFU organization registered Free the National Health Insurance for 47 children/women affected by HIV/AIDs in AKPAFU village.

Health

  • AKPAFU organization had conducted a number of training workshops for practicing but untrained traditional birth attendants in 98 communities of Volta Region
  • AKPAFU had in the past distributed1,000 Insecticide bed nets to pregnant women and children less than five years of her project communities.
  • AKPAFU had also held series of workshops for people living with HIV/AIDs and is currently undertaking care and support for people living with HIV/AIDs funded by Ghana National AIDs Control Programme and Ghana AIDs Commission.
  • AKPAFU through members of her project communities are providing and promoting family planning and HIV/AIDS education.

Promoting Awareness

  • AKPAFU organization has collaborated with local Community Health Center and is holding HIV/AIDS awareness camps. 
  • KPAFU organization conducts First-Aid Programs using a community health nurse in local schools
  • AKPAFU organization is now providing training sessions for women on basic finance to help them better plan and manage their income.

Water and Sanitation
Introduction:
As technology and science have advanced, industrialized countries have taken for granted the basic necessities in life, such as water. However, there are many nations that cannot afford to build water pipes to serve the entire population. As a result, hundreds of thousands of people have limited or no access to safe drinking water, leading to otherwise preventable deaths. According to the World Health Organization, “in 2002, 1.1 billion people lacked access to improved water sources, which represented 17% of the global population”. Ghana, an African nation that has a substantial population that lacks safe water. While government stability in recent years has enabled its economy to grow, access to safe water has not made much progress. “Rural safe water coverage in the region is quoted as 20% although the combination of non-functioning sources, long walks and climbs to fetch water, low consumption rates and poor quality of consumed water . . . means that only 20 – 30% of the rural people actually have access to an internationally accepted [water]”. This data demonstrates that an urgent need for potable water persists in Volta Region Ghana. The proposed solution is the building of rainwater catchment systems, which harness rainwater as an important source of potable water. The average rainfall in the region is between 40 and 60 inches , making the rainwater system an ideal solution to this water problem. For a water project to be successful and sustainable, the project addresses several issues, including but not limited to the origin of the water, the costs of materials, and the safety of the water. A rainwater catchment system is both inexpensive to build and it can provide water to a wide range of people. In terms of human safety, microbial pathogens cannot live long in the atmosphere and thus water quality of the rain itself passes the standards of the World Health Organization. Additional treatment can be added to ensure the safety of the water. Rainwater catchment systems are potentially an important solution for safe drinking water for communities like those in Hohoe Municipality Ghana that are currently without.

Achievement so far: Training of Water and Sanitation Committee (WATSAN COMMITTEE)
The watsan committee is the management body in the community , the focal point for the community ownership and management and in charge of operation and maintenance of water and sanitation facilities. The committee exist to improve the living standard and health of the community members through community based efforts, in participatory planning, implementing and maintaining improve water supply and sanitation facilities. They also undertake health/hygiene education activities in the community. These committee were train on

a) Settling conflits, which may arise within the community during implementation of the systems

b) Informing community members about the status of water supply, sanitation, health/hygiene activities in the community.

c) Select and supervise caretakers from bebeficiaries of the systems.

d) organize and carry out fundraising within the community in support of water supply and sanitation.

 

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