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Help Ghana schools access clean water

In 2011, Australia's Green Lane Diary students raised money to build clean water facilities for Dawu Methodist Primary School in Ghana.


Thanks to their fundraising efforts, the school now has tanks and ecological latrines.

Water security is a big problem in Ghana and is the reason why many students drop out of school.


With a population of 24 million, half of Ghana's population is living under impoverished conditions. One third of people in rural areas lack access to safe drinking water and only 11% have adequate sanitation.250ghana5


10% of Ghanaian children die before their fifth birthday, mainly due to malaria and diarrhoea.


To improve the availability and quality of water in Ghana, Green Cross International has developed the Smart Water for Green Schools project.


Are you interested in running a fundraising event for Ghana?

Contact Green Cross Australia if you are running a fundraising activity for Ghana in your school. 250ghana1We will send supporting information to make sure it's easy for you to transfer funds and we can forward all donations to our office in Ghana. Even small amounts can go a long way!


Donations raised by Australian Green Lane Diary Schools

can make a difference:


1. Cost of quarry stones used in the rainwater harvest system = $381

2. The sand needed to mix cement for the large water tank = $445

3. Roofing sheets for ecological latrines = $300

4. Stones used to build ecological latrines = $381

5. One third of the cost of educational materials for training and environmental outreach = $1,450

6. The total project budget for one Ghana Green school is $25,210


Download the detailed budget for the Clean Water for Green

Schools project.


Find out more facts about children in Ghana here.



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