Solar success in action
CCFC’s David Callan is inspired by local innovations in Ghana
By David Callan, director of Marketing
GHANA — In Toronto a simple turn of the tap provides us with safe drinking water, but so many others aren’t so lucky.
On my recent visit to Christian Children’s Fund of Canada (CCFC) program areas in Ghana I saw first-hand that water is a precious commodity. Without it, community members walk to distant reservoirs, oftentimes collecting dirty — and possibly contaminated — water for their families.
But innovation is making all the difference in the Northern Region of Ghana. Through the support of Canadian donors and our local partners, we have financed the construction of solar-powered water-filtration systems. Now approximately 4,000 people have a reliable, local source of clean water.
I’ve just returned from my trip, but I’ll always remember the important role technology and innovation play in the life-changing work we do at CCFC.