Pupils of the Ewutu Effutu Senya Senior High School can now say good bye to diseases related to bad drinking water thanks to Vodafone Ghana.
The telco company has supported the Ewutu Effutu Senya Senior High School with a mechanised borehole which will serve the pupils with good and clean drinking water.
Prior to the provision of the borehole the pupils of the school had to suspend their lessons to walk miles to get clean water.
Vodafone is dedicated to creating an enabling environment for sustainable living in the communities in which they operate.
As part of its sustainability objective, Vodafone Ghana is supporting the Ghana government in achieving the Millennium Goal to ensure environmental sustainability (MDG 7), specifically halving the population without safe drinking water and basic sanitation.
It is with this objective in mind that they responded to a news report by TV3 which detailed the perennial water shortage which hits the Ewutu Effutu community every year.
School authorities in that area were affected severely and it compounded their financial hardship as they were required to supply water for the pupils.
The Head of Corporate Communications of Vodafone, Carmen Bruce-Annan, explained: “It is our aim to transform societies by using our innovative products and services to enable sustainable living.
Having picked the essential area of providing potable water to communities, our decision to respond to the call of the Ewutu Effutu community, particularly a school, was an easy one.
It is very satisfying to know that the futures of these young children are brighter because of our action.
Investing in our children is ultimately what sustainability is about.”
Vodafone has invested heavily ensuring rural communities have access to potable water.
Last year on World Water Day, the Company commissioned 20 boreholes in 12 communities and schools across 8 regions and later in the year, they sunk a further 10 boreholes in communities in the Northern region plaqued with Trachoma, a highly infectious eye disease transmitted through poor sanitation and poor access to potable water.
The Headteacher of the Ewutu Effutu Senya SHS, Anthony Asayuure expressed his gratitude to Vodafone.
“We express our heartfelt gratitude to Vodafone for their timely intervention to us by way through the provision of this mechanised borehole which supplies water 24 hours.
This special donation has come at a time when we have been battling with meagre financial resources to buy water for students during the perennial water shortage, which hits this community every year,” he said.