KJM Foundation, an international Non Profit Charitable Organization, today, unveiled plans to tackle the problem of lack of access to potable water in Dawatrim, a small village in the Upper Manya Krobo district.
Dawatrim is a small village with a population of about a thousand people facing the life-threatening challenge of scarcity of clean and potable water. The main source of water for residents of the village is an almost dried up stream and a shallow well. These water sources are by all standards not fit for human consumption and expose the residents to all manner of health dangers.
According to the organisation’s website kjmfoundation.org, 663 million people do not have access to improved water sources, leaving children especially vulnerable. For children under five years, water and sanitation related diseases are one of the leading causes of death. Every day, over 800 children die from preventable diseases caused by poor water, and a lack of sanitation and hygiene.
Due to this, the KJM Foundation is working in line with the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene program (WaSH) in Ghana and Africa to improve water and sanitation services, as well as basic hygiene practices.
Registered both in Ghana and in the United Kingdom, KJM Foundation was founded by Kojo Jones Mensah 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.
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.
In the video shared on the foundation’s social media page to unveil these plans, founder Kojo Jones is seen with a few cronies including award-winning digital marketer and blogger Edward Asare conducting community entry and situational assessments to determine how best to assist the community.
“We are just here to make life easier and better for our fellow human beings”, Kojo Jones says.