Fourth-year nursing students have undertaken a project with the goal of providing clean and safe water to Chanshigu, a small village located in northern Ghana.
The students are fundraising to supply water filters to village locals that are also manufactured in northern Ghana. These filters will clean the water of harmful parasites, bacteria and diseases.
The only access to water for the village is from a communal pond, used by the villagers and livestock alike. Clean water is the first step in reducing the mortality rate, promote better health and prevent illness in the village.
To support this project, members of the campus community can make donations out to the Ghana Clean Water Project and mail to room FIN323 of the Fine Arts and Health Building at UBC’s Okanagan campus.
Tax receipts will be issued for donations over $20 if requested.