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Water is life: I gave my village access to clean water for the first time

Bright installed a well in his local community to ensure they have access to safe and clean water
© Bright Bosu-Tekpor
Bright installed a well in his local community to ensure they have access to safe and clean water

Challenges Worldwide ICS alumni Bright Bosu-Tekpor, 25, grew up seeing issues first hand of access to clean water in his local community of Logba Alakpeti in the Volta Region of Ghana.

‘Water Crusader’ Bright is on a mission

After bringing these issues up during events with the community during his placement, and with the support of an ICV Alumni Grant, he’s been able to install a well for the first time in the village.

“Water, they say is life! And that’s why I’ve set out to be a change agent in helping to tackle water-related issues that confront my local community,” explained Bright.

“Access to water and sanitation is key to the healthy economic development of any society and it’s for this reason that I’ve chosen to be a ‘Water Crusader’.”

Young children previously had to walk long distances to fetch water that was sometimes dirty
© Bright Bosu-Tekpor
Young children previously had to walk long distances to fetch water that was sometimes dirty

I’m not stopping at access to water

“Little children in the community had to trek for long distances in search of clean drinking water.

“Access to clean water is all some of these young ones might need to live past the ages of seven. My project secured access to the potable drinking water that has eluded my community all these years.

“Preparations are now underway to educate the school pupils on the associated benefits of personal hygiene and proper sanitation to help the impact reach their families and households as well.

“I am excited about what lies ahead and thankful to all those that are making this dream a reality. Water is life, and Happy World Water Day!”

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