Young Black Excellence LLC partners with Ghana Environmental Community for Sustainability to build eco-friendly homes that incorporate rain harvesting technology in Ghana.
Construction of eco-friendly buildings and homes forms part of the vision behind Young Black Excellence (YBE Ghana ) and hence the need to form strategic partnerships.
When installed on the roof of a three-bedroom house, it produces up to 2,000 litres of water in a single downpour. We are currently partnering with Ghana Environmental Community for Sustainability , a community based group focused on alleviating issues in environment, health and safety through research, strategic monitoring and volunteering. Since this strategy was launched at World Water Day 2018 celebration they have delivered 20 1000-litre capacity water storage tanks to selected homes in Kumasi and Accra.
Where communities depend solely on aquatic systems, Ghana Environmental Community for Sustainability have also been able to respond. During World Water Day 2019 in Ankobra, in the Western Region, we responded to concerns from community leaders about the deplorable state of water supply and sanitation by constructing two boreholes and rainwater harvesting systems on the roofs of 30 houses.
With your help, we are keen to continue the work and sink 20 boreholes through your donations. Further investigation in February 2020 identified that Ankobra’s only public toilet in the seafront locality has been washed away by tidal waves and mobile toilets that had been donated seem inadequate.
The case study of water and sanitation in Ankobra underscores the need to assist inland and coastal communities that are losing their right to water in Ghana.