NYU Stern wrote -
New York University’s Stern School of Business, through “Stern International Volunteers (SIV) Ghana” has partnered the village of Woadze Tsatoe in Eastern Ghana. Each year, a group of undergraduate students spends 2 weeks volunteering in the village with an emphasis on the development of social enterprises. Beginning in 2016, SIV Ghana will focus on two key social initiatives – health care and women’s empowerment.
Woadze Tsatoe’s only source of water is Lake Volta which is polluted by chemicals from aquaculture, open defecation and other hazardous waste. As a result, the villagers are left with a lack of sanitation and clean drinking water among other health concerns. In conjunction with the non-profit, Clean Water for Everyone, SIV Ghana aims to provide a clean water source as the first phase in securing adequate health care for the village.
Our second initiative, women’s empowerment, begins with a focus on education. The village puts a respectable emphasis on youth education, however unfortunately does not have the proper infrastructure or educational tools for a conducive learning environment. Partnering with Adanu, SIV Ghana will build a 3-room school block which will provide not only an environment for youth education but also a place to educate young women and mothers in the village who feel deterred from continuing their education.
With this fundraiser, 100% of all proceeds after CrowdRise transaction fees will go directly to the specific projects in the village and will not go toward funding travel, lodging or administrative expenses.
For more information on Adanu, click here.
For more information on Clean Water for Everyone, click here.
For more information on the NYU Stern School of Business SIV Ghana Course, click here.