Pupils in Ghana look forward to a new water tank

About the Project

Project description

The Okyeso Catholic School is situated in the West of Cape Coast, and lies 150 km west of Accra, Ghana. The School has about 400 pupils. Access to reliable water is a basic necessity for the longevity of the human race. This basic need has gained global recognition because it helps in poverty alleviation and reduces water borne and related diseases. Statistics has it that 4000 children under the age of 5 die every day because of lack of safe and adequate water. This is one of the core drive of Technology without Borders (Teog), to influence our human generation through the provision and facilitating of potable reliable water. This drive got us to visit the Okyeso Catholic School after we were heard of their challenge. The school have pipe-borne water, however is intermittent. On average there’s less than one litre of water per pupil available per day. There is a need to provide them adequate water for drinking, hand washing and dish washing etc. Therefore pupils and teachers have resorted to walking for miles to fetch water from other water sources (hand-dug well). It greatly affects academic work and performance of the pupils. These pupils are the future of Ghana.

To solve the water supply problem of the school, TeoG embarked on a School Water project through installation of a storage tank to guarantee a sustainable, sufficient and constant water supply. The implementation will be carried out as explained in the following.

Firstly concrete works will be executed to provide a high enough basement for the water tank. After that the water tank, which was selected and bought before, will be set up and installed above the basement (connected to the pipes). Meanwhile Veronica Buckets and Bowls will be set up in front of the main buildings. Afterwards teachers and pupils will be educated how to deal with the water tank and water in general.



Donation Status

99 % funded


99 %

1 €

Project Leader

Marco D.

Regional Groups

  • Erlangen

Project members

RG Ghana:
Albert Elikplim Agbenorhevi (project leader)
Priscilla Serwaah Gyasi
Sampson Oboh
Shepherd Morttey
Collins Acheampong
Oscar Opoku Agyemang
Georg Osei
Nana Antwi Boasiako
Akplome Confidence Yaw
Lilian Aboagyewaa

RG Erlangen:
Isabel Schiffer
Christiane Bär
Andreas Baur
Bettina Huber
Felix Tuchnitz

Project Category



October 2015 - now

Project stage



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