the motto of this project is "learning instead of dragging".
That is what the children in the community of Konkrompe in northern Ghana are not doing, because they are carrying water instead of learning! The children walk 2.5 hours every day from the Konkromple community to the nearest water source, a stream, to provide their families with essential water.
It is not clean drinking water, but it is the only source of water for the villagers, which is a big problem for the people especially in the dry season. Water for drinking, washing, showering and cooking. To pursue their professional activities, such as gardening, and to feed their families.
The Konkrompe community is located in the Brong Ahafo region of Ghana. They are part of the northern Nkoranza district of Busanya. Konkrompe has about 600 inhabitants, of which about 300 are children. The water source is located 5.5 km from the villages. It takes the children about an hour to walk the 5.5 km, which makes more than 2 hours to get the water.
The community is struggling, fetching water steals time from their children that they should be spending in school. Every morning, before going to school, the children make their way to this stream to provide their families with the water they need. Often the water supply takes even longer than the given time, because they have to queue or do several courses.
With this campaign we want to make our contribution so that the children can concentrate on attending school and working on their future. Thus we support ProNet North in the realization of their vision of a society with equal opportunities, for sustainable development & respect for human rights.
After all, education and water are the basic rights of every human being.