An educational/fundraising project.
Teaching children the value of clean drinking water where we have taps in our own homes. Focussing on nurseries and school.
Fundraising for clean drinking water projects where there is no sustainable source of clean drinking water available. Working with local people to implement them.
It is not right that children get their drinking water from a pond that cows use as a toilet.
September 2013: WOW Water booklet launch.
August 2015: House Of Rompa first collection banked.
December 2016: With a massive contribution from Mauldeth Road Primary School added we reached £8000.
August 2018: £13000 raised so far, with matched funding from Rotary Foundation coming soon and partnership with Rotary Club of Ho, Ghana.
June 2019: Commissioning of the water supply so that from today there is water at four stand pipe sites in Fievie-Dugame
WOW-Water teaches us all the value of our water.
We want to have clean water - for drinking, washing ourselves, and for cooking with.
WOW-Water is helping with clean water projects.
WOW Water brings together two continents, two cultures, and the opportunity to learn the value of water in our changing world.
If every child in our nurseries and primary schools donates a coin into a collecting bottle each time they have a drink of water, they will start to learn about the value of water and help to raise funds.
And with this money, we will team up with people in small towns and villages in Ghana, Africa, to bring clean drinking water to their communities and implement projects on sanitation, hygiene and education.
Becoming part of WOW Water is simple yet so effective.
All you need are empty plastic water bottles (used as money boxes) and a large sized empty water bottle (as a collection bottle for all donations).
There is information about life in the villages we want to help. You can ask us questions. And we will report back on how your money is being used to make a difference!
We asked the people around Fievie what they would like, and they said they want to be connected to the mains water supply. This can supply water even in the long dry season when there is no rain. Until now in Fievie, they have got their water from a pond which cattle use as a toilet, with people dying from this.
In July 2016 we visited Fievie. We met with the local authority leaders, the community leaders, Kids Foundation CEO and members of the Rotary Club of Ho. We built good connections which will enable the project to be implemented. The visit was funded by Rotary Club of Manchester and the Rotary District 1285.
The main town of Fievie-Dugame is now connected to the mains supply. But the outlying villages and other parts of Fievie State still need to be connected.
Through funds raised and matched funding from The Rotary Foundation, the water project in Fievie-Dugame was commissioned on 25th June 2019.
An amazing effort from Mauldeth Road Primary School raised over £2000! We talked to children in an assembly, and then they raised the money at home from collecting pennies when they had a drink. This is such a wonderful example of how people help people.
Congratulations to the Beavers in Handforth who raised money over the past few years.
In Ghana, not all children are allowed to go to school by their families. That means that they may not learn to read or write, and not understand simple maths.
Sometimes they have to work, for example they may have to get up in the middle of the night and spend all day looking after the cows that their family have. These children in Ghana are called cow boys, but nothing like the ones we see on television. And when they are out in the countryside all day, often very very hot, they don't have clean water so drink from ponds.
So with the help of the Rotary Club in Leven, Scotland, we have sent some LifeStraws for them to use and to see how this makes a difference to them.