Project Description: Footprint along with Child Survival Aid Ghana assist children in rural areas achieve their full potential with support they need for education. We will deliver 6,000 books to 5,800 elementary students in Ghana. Driven by the belief that education is a basic human right, Child Survival Aid Ghana's goal is to offer each underprivileged child in 6 under-served communities access to one reading book.
Fundraising Goal: $6000.00
Dates of Campaign:15Nov18-15May19
Emery University studies show reading changes physical brain structure.
Books build bigger brains. Reading make a difference that lasts.
The 26th annual PANAMUN Conference was held by the international school of Panama (ISP) in Panama City. It was an honor to be invited to speak to the gathered students regarding Footprint’s 13 year record of work. There is nothing easy about charity. In charity we like to say; ‘A Thank You is your profit and appreciation is equity.’
he residents of Srct three in India area came together after 5 long weeks of no water to have a meeting and kick off a new phase in their community organization effort. For several different reasons, one being a death in the area organizers immediate family, this area has not been able to refill his water tanks. But that has now come to an end and a successful meeting was held. A total of 26 families have come togethe
The final presentation for the San MIGUEL water project was provided to key stakeholders and to the WPI PANAMA alumni Association. The students were pleased to provide the final results of their five week effort.
Overall the project was a success. Although there remains a significant amount of work to be completed by the community, the main goal of the project was achieved.
The community of San Lorenzo continued with the installation of air release valve (ARV) to the water aquifer. Previously air which was trapped in the pipe had to be released manually sometimes by drilling holes into the pipe. The air release valve’s will automatically release this trapped air and allow continuous service of water. The office of the mayor of the city of PANAMA donated 16 valves for this purpose. Their location had been previously determined and the community is now installing the valves after finishing placing all bridges over low lying areas.
The installation of the first air release valve went without incident. Footprints/ EWB-P provided technical support during this process. The bridges were also loaded with water and did not sag or settle. This was originally the biggest problem that the community had. So the combination of the successful crossing of low areas with automatic release of trapped air will improve the delivery of water to the community.