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2011 Summer Fellowship Program: The Impact

The 2011 Summer Fellows on their last morning in Tamale! (Not Pictured: Chris Sweeny who took the bus that morning)

One week ago today, the 28 CWS Summer Fellows packed up their bags and left Tamale. This summers’ program was a huge success, largely due to the incredible determination of each of our Fellows! Working in the field is not always easy, but each Fellowship team persevered through a variety of different challenges and were able to reach their goal: ┬ábringing safe water to a entire community of people who desperately needed it. Thanks to our awesome Fellows, over 3,300 people in 7 different villages in rural Ghana now have access to clean drinking water; over 14 women now have new jobs, running the CWS water businesses, which in most cases leads to a 100% increase their families’ income; and more than 1,000 children under the age of 5, who were previously at risk ┬ádying from waterborne disease, are now drinking safe water. Thats pretty amazing!

Kendra, Javier, Kelsey, Jess, Hudson, Chris, Ianthe, Sharifa, Meaghan, Will, Abby, Alyssa, Nate, Ben, Christine, Annie, Abena, Steph, David, Matthew, Christy, Karina, Matt, Nadiah, Heather, Xi, Christina, and Cassie – We are so proud of the work that you accomplished during your time in Ghana. It was a joy to work with each of you and watch you grow into incredibly patient, hardworking, and plucky leaders. We are lucky to have you as a part of the CWS team and can’t wait to see the amazing things that you will achieve in the future!