Water Project – Thrive

Water Project – Thrive

Good education to every child is the key ingredient of a successful society. Adaklu Water Project sees this need and urgently seeks to provide all the necessary educational tools to every girl, boy, and all interested adults in the village of Adaklu. As fore-runners, our duty to a better and secure future is to make available all educational tools, guide, encourage, nurture, and educate all our children for a better Adaklu. Without good education the village is destined to perpetually sustain its impoverished status, remain helpless and dependent on outside aid.

Adaklu Senior High School was established in 1984 and became Government approved in 1991. The current population stands at 529 students excluding its primary school students. It is the only Government assisted institution in the area and yet the most deprived in the Adaklu traditional region which comprises of 50 villages.

Until September 2012 the school had been solely a day school and continually suffered grossly from infrastructural development. The community has therefore requested for a Boarding system due to the following reasons:

  1. Most of the students walk long distances to school thus arriving in school very exhausted.
  2. During the rainy season streams and rivers frequently flood and students from nearby villages are cut off from the school as long as the flood exists.
  3. Students who are in the hostels spend several hours preparing their needs hence their inability to come to school early and attend evening studies on time.
  4. Girls are highly vulnerable to people who take undue advantage of their conditions and needs. This has led to low morale among female students.
  5. Natives of the area prefer Boarding School and would be encouraged to enroll their children in their local school.

This situation has resulted in poor enrollment and all the above factors have led to poor academic performance, which is a worry, not only to the school’s administrators, but also to the board members, parents, and the entire ADAKLU Community.

The most pressing need facing the Boarding system is availability of facilities like:

  1. Potable Water
  2. Chairs and desks
  3. Student beds for use in the dormitories
  4. Good health care facility
  5. Library

Students travel over a mile to fetch water from the stream that frequently dries up during the year. The woes of the school were further deepened when visibility studies undertaken by Ghanaian water experts could not yield any fruitful result. In order to get clean drinking water for the students, the school relies on distant Regional Water and Sewage corporations for water delivery in tanker trucks. The cost and expenditure of this delivery system is becoming unsustainable. This is making the running of the school very disheartening.

In order to address the challenges enumerated above, the Chief of the village, Togbe, the Headmaster, Mr. Godwin Adzimah, and the rest of the management in collaboration with the Board of Governors, are pleading for any assistance that will improve the living and educational conditions of the students and staff.

In light of these problems, Adaklu Water Project is doing its best to provide clean water reservoirs, water purification and distribution systems, tables, chairs, bunk beds, and as much help as possible in order to improve the district’s educational facilities and students’ experience.

Update – October 2013

Adaklu Water Project board members corresponded with community leaders, the chief of the village, the Head Master of Adaklu Senior High School and the Manager of Adaklu Health Clinic, on issues affecting the community and what could be done to help alleviate some of the suffering of the people.

The overall consensus was the dire need of clean drinking water for the entire village especially for the clinic, and the Senior High school. The chief also stressed that without better income for the people, it would be impossible to maintain whatever facility is provided.

As Adaklu is agribusiness based, he reiterated the need for development and improvement of the farming sector. He therefore requested for tractors that will help increase productivity of the farmers. Increased productivity and success of farmers will translate to the ability to maintain, improve and fund their own public utilities.

Below is a summary of the categorized list of help the community leaders are certain will turn things around towards a brighter future. Following that is our process of tackling the challenges as best as we can with our limited resources.

  • LDT-360 Driller
  • Three boreholes
  • Seven polyethylene water storage tanks
  • Two Underground Storage tanks
  • One borehole
  • Construction of underground reservoirs for harvesting water from three new blocks
  • Supply of five big poly tanks for storage and distribution of water
  • Construction and furnishing of library for student
  • Supply of 300 double beds for dormitories
  • Supply of 400 chairs w\desks
  • One borehole
  • Construction of underground reservoir for harvesting water
  • Supply of two 2500 gal above ground big poly tanks for storage and distribution of water to clinic
  • Tractors and parts
  • Disc comparable for a 45hp tractor
  • 2 and 3 bottom plows
  • Utility Trailers
  • Row crop cultivator
  • A disc harrow
  • A stone picker
  • Trenchers
  • Augers

Farm Project


As of October 4th 2013, Adaklu water project has acquired three tractors. All tractors have been restored and are in good running condition. They are due to be painted and readied for shipment on the 7th of December.

Clean Water

Adaklu School and Health Clinic Projects As of October 6th 2013, Adaklu water Project has located 200 student chairs w/desks at an auction on line at ( http://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?fa=Main.Item&itemid=160&acctid=1670 ). We hope to win this bid at a reasonable auction price of below $1000.00. At that point, we shall be including the school furniture to the shipment of tractors to be forwarded to Ghana.

Adaklu Senior High school requires to be equipped with five 2,222 gallon polyethylene water tanks and an underground water reservoir. On the other hand, Adaklu Health clinic has requested to be furnished with two 2,222 gallon polyethylene water tanks and an underground water reservoir.


Adaklu Water Project has located 2,222 gallon polyethylene water tanks in Ghana at a less expensive cost than would have been purchased and shipped from the U.S. We intend to begin purchases as soon as we possibly can afford to.

Farm Project

Adaklu Water Project is currently embarking on a dual purpose farm project that seeks to lift the population out of poverty by promoting effective agribusiness job creation