BENEFITING: Saha Global
EVENT DATE: Jun 16, 2013
I was recently selected to be a 2013 Summer Fellow by the not-for-profit organization, Community Water Solutions. CWS partners with rural communities in developing countries to establish sustainable water treatment businesses. The utilization of basic science allows these communities to treat, distribute, and store clean, safe drinking water and ultimately prevent waterborne diseases in these areas.
In June, I will be traveling to Accra, Ghana before taking a bus trip to the Northern city of Tamale. Here, 15 other Fellows and I will be stationed. For approximately four weeks I will be involved with the establishment, implementation, and monitoring of these new water businesses in rural communities of the Northern Region in Ghana.
The short answer as to why I was moved to get involved with this organization is simple: I love helping others. I also feel that I possess a number of intangible qualities that make me a good candidate for a project of this nature. As a scientist, I think it will grant me the opportunity to observe and gain a sense of the severity of some of the water-borne diseases (that I have studied in a laboratory setting) that some individuals have to face on a daily basis in this region.
Fundraising is an essential foundation of all of the work that CWS will do in Ghana. In addition, it provides us with an important opportunity to raise awareness in our own communities about the water crisis abroad. Donations can be mailed or directly made via my crowdwise.com webpage.
“Those who are happiest are those who do the most for others” – Booker T. Washington. Thanks for your time and consideration.