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A lesson that can save lives

Published on: 09/04/2020

It is never too early to learn good practice that may be lifesaving. 

This video shows how the actions of local government and their partners have had a profound effect on some of our youngest citizens.

In 2018, the Asutifi North District Assembly in Ahafo Region of Ghana agreed to have a WASH master plan to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG 6) – water and sanitation for all – with support from traditional leaders and development partners.  Implementation started last year, 2019, with wells drilled by World Vision, water kiosks provided by Aquaya, and water networks for small towns provided jointly by the District Assembly and Safe Water Network. 

The plan has a special focus on schools and health centres. One result is that children at a cluster of schools in Kenyasi No. 2 have clean water for drinking and washing – and they know how to use it. This video was filmed on 1 March 2020, just before the COVID-19 virus cast its shadow over Ghana. And already these children show how good hygiene has become a matter of life and death. 

Asutifi North will achieve SDG 6 by 2030. The benefits of its actions are being felt right now. Watch these children and learn.

This video was produced by IRC Ghana for the National Development Planning Commission.

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