Days 5 through 11: Village Implementations!!

For the next week or so, the teams all went off to implement what they had spent the last week learning.  They met with their chiefs and elders, built and assembled their treatment centers, trained the village women to run the centers, and distributed safe storage containers to all the households in their communities. In the end, it turned out that Chani had 28 households in their village, Yipela had 171 households, Kpallabisi had about 170, and Zamzugu had 71.  At the end of a week’s time, the fellows had helped bring clean water to 440 households, or ~3,520 individuals! Since I couldn’t be in all the villages to report their progress, and the teams were working independently on their implementations, I thought it would be nice to have each team report on different aspects of their projects from the week.  The following blogs will be their words.  Enjoy! 🙂


Session Two Fellows Have Arrived!

After not nearly as much excitement as the session 1 snow-storm, the last of the twelve Session 2 fellows arrived safely in Accra today! A small group that had arrived early headed to the beach for the day take in the Ghanaian coast and relax before their busy fellowship session officially begins. The rest of the group is relaxing in the nice, air conditioned guest house, enjoying the wireless internet.

We head to Tamale on our long bus ride early tomorrow morning. We’ll all very excited to get up north and will be posting pictures as soon as we can!