Schools from Ghana

in the Life-Link Friendship-Schools programme

36 Schools

out of 786

110 Reports

out of 4878

30 Care Actions

out of 62

Active since
1999-06-06

Action Reports from Ghana

in the Life-Link Friendship-Schools programme

September 1, 2012
4:01 Hope and Joy: Jumpstart Hurray - Let's Do It! Organised 5966 We clean up gutters and sweep market places and public place of convienences
Engage for 1 day · 25 students aged 10-16 · 5 teachers · 50 parents ·
 
February 10, 2012
Read about School in Offinso -Ashati in Offinso-Ashanti, Ghana
engaging in Water for Life on February 10, 2012
3:08 Water for Life Nature 5914 Drinking water, including bottled and tap water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants. In the United States, the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) sets strict standards for approximately 90 different types of contaminants that can be found in drinking water. we have compiled a list of the most common water pollutants and categorized them below to provide you with detailed information on specific contaminants and their effects on your health. Microbes Fecal Coliform and E coli are bacteria whose presence indicate that the water may be contaminated with human or animal wastes. Microbes in these wastes can cause short-term effects, such as diarrhea, cramps, nausea, headaches, or other symptoms. Cryptosporidium is a parasite that enters lakes and rivers through sewage and animal waste. This microbe has an outer shell that allows it to survive outside the body for long periods of time which makes it tolerant to many chlorine disinfectants. It causes cryptosporidiosis, a mild gastrointestinal disease. However, the disease can be severe or fatal for people with severely weakened immune systems. EPA and CDC have prepared advice for those with severely compromised immune systems who are concerned about Cryptosporidium. Giardia lamblia is a parasite that enters lakes and rivers through sewage and animal waste. It causes gastrointestinal illness (e.g. diarrhea, vomiting, cramps). Giardia, like cryptosporidium, can survive long periods of time outside the body and is also difficult to treat with just basic chlorine disinfectants. Coliform bacteria are common in the environment and are generally not harmful. However, the presence of these bacteria in drinking water is usually a result of a problem with the treatment system or the pipes which distribute water. This indicates that the water may be contaminated with germs that can cause disease. Turbidity has no health effects. However, turbidity can interfere with disinfection because the particles can act as shields for viruses and bacteria and provide a medium for microbial growth. Turbidity may indicate the presence of disease causing organisms. These organisms include bacteria, viruses, and parasites that can cause symptoms such as nausea, cramps, diarrhea, and associated headaches.
Engage for 1 day · 15 students aged 13-15 · 8 teachers · 30 parents ·
 

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Ghana

Overview

Population: 23 824 402
Rural population: 49.49%
Urban population: 50.51%
Internet users: 5 per 100 people

Land area: 227 540 km2
Forest area: 55 170 km2

Energy use: 388 oil kg per capita
CO2 emmisions: 0 metric tons per capita

Freshwater withdrawals: 1 million m3 per year
Renewable internal freshwater resources: 30 300 million m3

Water pollution% of total BOD emmisions
Chemical industry: 15.85%
Food industry: 18.59%
Metal industry: 2.99%
Textile industry: 10.16%
Wood industry: 33.28%

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