Last month, Ron Arkell and Dr. Godfrey Bacheyie and their team of 16 dedicated volunteers returned from an incredibly successful trip to Ghana. In true Rotarian form, people came together to ensure that enough funds were raised to complete ALL the projects that were identified.
Last month, Ron Arkell and Dr. Godfrey Bacheyie and their team of 16 dedicated volunteers returned from an incredibly successful trip to Ghana. In true Rotarian form, people came together to ensure that enough funds were raised to complete ALL the projects that were identified. Because of this amazing initiative:
 
1) Some 18,000 people of the district of Jirapa, in the Upper West part of Ghana, will have access to clean water from the 3 new boreholes that were drilled.  
 
2) 200 children from Tankuri School will be provided with a meal every day for the duration of a school year. Students from this school will also enjoy new school uniforms and teacher supplies, as well as a wash program with water buckets and soap. A library is in the process of being set up for the school, as well.
 
3) Over 500 people benefited from prescription eyeglasses, who would otherwise have gone without.
 
4) 510 pregnant and nursing mothers will be safe from deadly malaria-carrying mosquitos thanks to insecticide-treated nets distributed throughout 11 villages.
 
5) More food will be available because of the new greenhouse, erected with the help of Mike Clement from Parks Windsor and Ken Schmidt, former head of ERCA, along with a generous donation by Rick Farrow for a well and drip line to service the greenhouse.
 
6) An orphanage that was in serious need of updates has been renovated.
 
Rotary Club of Windsor (1918) is honored and proud to be a part of these initiatives, and we thank everyone involved for their hard work and dedication.