A pupil of Captain Schools holding the Australian flag during a Bio-Latrine Grant Project Commissioning.

Overview: Every child has the right to a quality education, which includes access to drinking water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services while at school. Children spend a significant portion of their day at school where WASH services can impact student learning, health, and dignity, particularly for girls.

Clean, accessible water for all is an essential part of the world we want to live in and there is sufficient fresh water on the planet to achieve this. However, due to bad economics or poor infrastructure, millions of people including children die every year from diseases associated with inadequate water supply, sanitation and hygiene.

Deputy High Commissioner of Australia to Ghana, Glen Askew in the premises of Captain Schools Bio-Latrine project during the commissioning of the project.

Water scarcity, poor water quality and inadequate sanitation negatively impact food security, livelihood choices and educational opportunities for poor families across the world. At the current time, more than 2 billion people are living with the risk of reduced access to freshwater resources and by 2050, at least one in four people is likely to live in a country affected by chronic or recurring shortages of fresh water. Drought in specific afflicts some of the world’s poorest countries, worsening hunger and malnutrition. Fortunately, there has been great progress made in the past decade regarding drinking sources and sanitation, whereby over 90% of the world’s population now has access to improved sources of drinking water.

Dr. Charles J. Buckman Board chair of Captain schools presenting a Citation to H. E Ambassador Andrew Barnes of Australian High Commission Ghana for supporting the schools Bio-Latrine Project. & Atsu G. Geraldo de Lima, Co-Founder Captain Schools.

To improve sanitation and access to drinking water, there needs to be increased investment in management of freshwater ecosystems and sanitation facilities on a local level in several developing countries within Sub-Saharan Africa, Central Asia, Southern Asia, Eastern Asia and South-Eastern Asia.

Dignitaries and Stakeholders during the commissioning of the Captain Schools Bio-latrine project funded by the Australian High Commission Ghana under its Direct Aid Program.

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