Kicking off Session 1

After a long bus ride from Accra, fourteen of the Fellows arrived in Tamale late last night! Our 2 snow-storm causalities will be joining their teams in Tamale shortly and we can’t wait for them to get here and join in on the fun.

The Fellows' first meal in Tamale: chicken and rice! Two staples in the Ghanaian diet 🙂


The 2011 Session 1 Winter Fellows, enjoying their first meal together at the guest house. Welcome to Tamale!

For the first day of the fellowship, the fellows spent the morning in the office learning about the global water crisis and some of the technology and approaches to solving this problem. After a group activity and review of the coming week’s agenda, the fellows explored Tamale by competing in a team challenge, the Tamale scavenger hunt! The teams were given an hour and a half to find ten items throughout the center of town. Team one was appropriately named as they won the hunt in 55 minutes!

Starting off the first day of orientation with some fun team-building games
The group at orientation. Catherine and Nathan - we can't wait for you to join us!
The CWS scavenger hunt in the Tamale market saw a dramatic end! Mira holds her team's winning find. Everyone had a lot of fun!
Scavenger hunt items!
Hannah definitely wins points for style on this scavenger hunt find!

Want to join in on the fun? Apply for the 2011 Summer Fellowship Program! The application is now posted on our website, so check it out today!

Welcome to Ghana 2011 Winter CWS Fellows!


The Accra airport

This week’s blizzard on the East Coast made for quite an interesting couple days of travel for our Session 1 CWS Fellows.  Luckily, 14 of our 16 fellows safely arrived in Accra as planned and other 2 will be landing in a couple of days! The 14 fellows will officially start their Ghananian adventure tomorrow morning when they hop on the bus with Shak and head up to Tamale.  We are so excited for the start of Session 1 and can’t wait for the fellows to arrive in Tamale and start their fellowship orientation!

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Support the CWS Fellows!

This winter, 7 teams of volunteers (28 people!) will be traveling to Ghana to help CWS implement new water businesses in 7 new villages in rural communities! The fellows are currently raising funds to support their projects and would really appreciate your support. Check out their fundraising websites:

Team 1 – Luke, Mira, Heather and Catherine

Team 2 – Cam, Hannah, Nathan, and Sarah

Team 3 – Lauren, Elsie, Jim and Kathryn

Team 4 – Alexandra, Chris, Kevin, and Marlene

Team 5 – Adelina, Pranav, Sarah, and Shalyn

Team 6 – Karla, Hannah, Annie, and Samantha

Team 7 – Eleanor, Rachel, Fabiola, and Sanita


Thank you!!