An Australian hair care brand company; Pureology, has announced its support for the Smart Water for Green Schools (SWGS) project, in Ghana.
The project to be implemented at the Lake-Side Junior High School in the Dambai East Krachie District of the Volta Region seeks to provide potable water and better sanitation for the rural communities and its environs.
A statement copied to the Ghana News Agency (GNA) on Monday and signed by Michelle Lunge, the Media Relations Officer of Green Cross International, (GCI) said the project was part of a global partnership set up in 2009 between GCI, an environmental non-governmental organization, and Pureology.
He said the project involves the construction of rainwater harvesting system and six ecological latrines to provide clean water and sanitation facilities to about 500 children as well as 3,500 communities.
Mr Lung said lessons in hygiene and sanitation would be integrated into the curriculum through specially designed modules as part of the initiative.
“Existing projects, such as the recently completed SWGS project at the District Assembly No.1 School in Ghana’s Brong-Ahafo region, have proven the importance of improving water systems, he said. “It has also increased school enrolment in the area.”
“We have seen great progress in the SWGS initiative since we began the pilot phase earlier this year. Partnering with PUREOLOGY has been key to the success of this programme, which brings drinking water and better sanitation to rural Ghana, encouraging children to attend school and attracting teachers to previously neglected institutions.”
“Communities across Ghana will benefit as we continue to receive support to roll-out the initiative across the country.”
Mr. Mert Eren, Marketing Manager of Pureology Australia said, “It is with great admiration for the work of Green Cross International that Pureology Australia and New Zealand have joined together to nurture and support the SWGS programme at Lake-Side Junior High School.”
He said the support was part of the company’s commitment to supporting less privileged schools and communities.
“Salons and clients have the opportunity to directly support the Lake-side School by becoming a PureGreen member online at http://www.gci.ch/pureology,”; he said. “Today, there are currently around 1000 PureGreen members worldwide,” he added.
Source: Business Ghana / GNA , 9 November 2010