The date was 2nd – 4th October, 2015. The program was “Making More Health Changemakers Weekend 2015”. And the venue was the Bird Rock Hotel at Anomabo in the Central Region of Ghana. The program was organised by Ashoka Foundation and Boehringer Ingelheim (A pharmaceutical Company) in Germany.
The purpose of the program was to challenge young students to identify problems that affect their community and come up with viable solutions in the form of projects. Four schools qualified to take part in the program namely, International Community School, Alpha-Beta School, Heritage Academy and Bethel Hill Academy. All the schools gave impressive presentations on sanitation and health issues.
Students from ICS namely Akwasi Adu Yeboah, Edward Annobil Banson, Melaine Yaa Koranteng and Jessica Adutwumwaa Poku Boahene gave a presentation on “Providing Clean Water for Communities that depend on running rivers and streams as their main source of drinking water”. Most often these communities share such streams and rivers with cattle and other domestic animals. The team from ICS named their project ‘Clean Water for All’ which was adjudged the best and consequently won the Gold trophy.
‘Clean water for All’ project is about the construction of Water Filtration Setup for the communities. This will enable members of the community who fetch water from the rivers and streams to take it through the Filtration Setup for them to have clean water for drinking and cooking. The “Changemakers Weekend 2015” was a very exciting experience and stretched the creativity of our students. In the end, our students proved they were more than capable for the challenge and made ICS proud. Congratulations.
Other prizes for the award winners included an invitation to attend the Global competition in Germany either in February or March 2016, where they will compete for a prize money of 18,000 Euros for the “Global Project”.