Laura is in collaboration with STAESA Rural Water Supply and Sanitation (plastics) Initiative and in conjunction with the local communities work to focused on the people's response to water supply and sanitation crisis(plastics), Considering the fact that the entire villages are without access to safe water and sanitation due to waste in our rivers and lakes. The Initiative is funded through contributions from the volunteers' program fees and our donors. This project is one of our flagship initiatives, and overall objective is to accelerate access to drinking water supply and sanitation (Minimized and managed waste) in rural areas. When it comes to waste - we all agree that is a global pandemic and we share in United Nation expects' mission to reduce the use of plastics. In the urban and rural areas this is really a big problem. While we might not be able to eradicate it completely, we should be able to minimized it and have total control of it to keep our water bodies safe for drinking. In the villagers where our main sources of water are through rivers and lakes our rural folks can not have access to these rivers and lakes anymore which are full of waste and especially the plastics hence STAESA adopted the following strategies regarding providing water and waste management.
Water is source of life so we say - STAESA have earmarked some communities in Ghana, Togo and Benin to provide portable dirking water by mechanized hand dug well. We find this to be the cheapest and easiest way of getting good dirking water to the people.
Like the author Robert Swan said “The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it.” Who is that someone? That someone are us and our volunteers whose are on their mission to defeat waste especially plastics to its minimum. Together with our volunteers we fighting this global pandemic together and when we put the whole picture together this is what we find out, Educating the end-user, reduce, rethink reuse and recycling are the right things to do
Proper water and sanitation is a key foundation for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, including good health and gender equality. By managing our water sustainably, we are also able to better manage our production of food and energy and contribute to decent work and economic growth.
Water and health: Contaminated water and poor sanitation are linked to transmission of diseases such as cholera, diarrhoea, dysentery, hepatitis A, typhoid, and polio. Absent, inadequate, or inappropriately managed water and sanitation services expose individuals to preventable health risks
Water And Sanitation
Fight is on against Plastics and waste
Working hours: 8:00 am till 4:00 pm
Free days: Weekends
Who can join: Everyone 15 years and above.
When to arrive: Anytime in the year
Any experience required: No previous experience required. However Is a plus if you are a professional or student in the field of environment. There are lots of activities here to do.
Placement type: Rural and urban setting
Accommodation: Host family, Volunteer house
Can I cook myself Yes
Good toilet facility: Yes
Running water: Yes
Can I come alone: Yes
Can I come with a friend: Yes