In a previous report by EdwardAsare.com, KJM Foundation, an international Non Profit Charitable Organisation unveiled plans to provide potable water for the people of Dawatrim, a small village in the Upper Manya Krobo district. Dawatrim has a population of about a thousand people dealing with scarcity of clean and potable water.
People in the village have had to bath and drink the same water with the animals for years. The main source of water for residents of the village is an almost dried up stream and a shallow well. During the dry season when the water dries up, and the villagers have to wake up by 4 AM to collect the water that accumulated overnight.
Recently, KJM foundation began the drilling of a borehole in a bid to fulfil their plans of improving the water situation of the village.
Registered both in Ghana and in the United Kingdom, KJM Foundation was founded by Emmanuel Kojo Jones-Mensah; a young Ghanaian business mogul who is passionate about providing good life for underprivileged communities by giving them potable water. The foundation works with the philosophy to empower the youth and millennial subset of the population to take active charge in reforming our economy and productive needs with innovative model approach and policies such as providing sustainable clean drinking water, school supplies to less privileged communities and youth leadership empowerment support programs.
The attention of the organisation was brought to the village by Edward Asare who had a desire to make life better for the people there after previously spending some time there. The members of the community chose the school as the location of the borehole so the students wouldn’t have to travel far for water.
In addition to solving the water crisis in Dawatrim, KJM Foundation is also looking into ways of improving and contributing to the existing paltry school facilities. The organisation believes that education goes beyond Infrastructural edifice and so assists impoverished regions facing challenges in supplying basic school supplies to their children.