Football For Wash
Football for Water in Ghana
The four year project is targeting 420 schools (157,500 children) with water, sanitation facilities, hygiene and sanitation education and improved life skills and sports facilities. Community outreach campaigns would be carried out through football and hygiene club activities to further spread the WASH message to approximately 756,000 family members. The schools are situated in both rural and urban areas in the Northern, Upper West, Ashanti, Western Central and Greater Accra Regions of Ghana.
Long Lasting Behaviour Change Through Football
Ghana currently suffers from shortages in clean drinking water, particularly in the Northern Region, where water-borne diseases are frequently reported. Therefore, Football for Water in schools is aimed at instilling a long lasting positive behavioral change through the captivating power of football. It fulfils every child’s right to water, sanitation and hygiene and has far reaching effects on their health and life in general. Ghana is a football loving nation and by widely spreading the WASH message through role models, we believe we can cause positive change regarding sanitation and hygiene issues in the country.
New Energy (and its partners)
Ghana Urban Water Company
Professional Footballers Association of Ghana
Key Government Agencies