About GWB - Ghana
Water Brigades volunteers assist in designing and implementing water
systems to prevent communicable illnesses in communities through 10 day
Water Brigades in Ghana. Volunteers can join an existing Water Brigades
chapter on their campus or create their own chapter and recruit volunteers.
Our in-country team works with water experts and community leaders to
design rainwater harvesting systems to serve schools and communities.
Once the water system is blueprinted, volunteers work with community
members to build the project, implement water filtration solutions, teach
about water collection and filtration methods, and organize community
water counsels and school water clubs to maintain the project. Between
brigades our in-country team follows up in the community to ensure longterm sustainability and continued functionality of the project
Water Brigade Officers - Ghana 2012-2013
What Does a Water Brigade Do?
A 10 day Water Brigade provides volunteers with the opportunity to make a tangible impact to improve water access and quality in under-resourced communities while getting hands-on experience in the field of engineering, global health and sustainable development. The Brigade begins with an introduction to the underlying political, economic and geographical issues that prevent the communities from obtaining clean water. The group then travels to one of our selected partner villages to mobilize community members and begin work on a water project. The Brigade focuses on developing water infrastructure, improving water quality, organizing the community and educating adults and youth in water, hygiene and sanitation. Each volunteer will learn what it takes to do grassroots community development in Ghana.
Ghana and Honduras are the focus countries of Water Brigades. Every year, more than 700 student volunteers and professionals participate in Water Brigades to implement clean water systems in under-resourced communities. Communities are selected on an extensive study based on need and access to clean water that includes a collection of baseline demographic information.
Important Statistics about our average Community Partners: