Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.
The project addresses the indiscriminate ways of refuse disposal by providing education on proper ways of refuse disposal, to members of the community and providing bins for refuse collection at vantage points throughout the community. The vision is not just to make Aboso the neatest town in Ghana, but also to be a community, free of illnesses and to serve as a model community to other nearby communities. The difference this project makes is that it is not an effort to collect waste or to share out mosquito nets as is being done, but to tackle the issue from its grassroots - non availability of garbage collection bins, by providing garbage collection bins, recycling and checking sanitation in the community, through the sanitation club.
Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Also describe the projected future impact for the coming years.
Social media groups have been created, to hold discussions and to generate ideas on what really the problem is, how best to tackle the issue from its grassroots and how best the project can make an indelible and life saving impact. A website has also been created for the project, which would keep the general public updated on the progress of the project, including pictures, videos and other activities undertaken towards the project, among other updates. It is projected that Aboso should be able to practise proper ways of refuse management leading to a reduction of the 55% illness rate to less than 5%, in the next two years or even less and Gomoa Aboso, as projected, should be crowned the cleanest and healthiest town in Central Region, if not Ghana. One enrolls by filling up a membership form free for the start. Members get their environments cleaned up by the club on an agreed basis.
Spread Strategies: Moving forward, what are the main strategies for scaling impact?
We measure success by being able to reduce the 55% morbidity and mortality rate to less than 5% in the next two years. When the level of cleanliness projected has been reached and members of the community have come to understand the need for proper refuse disposal and management, the project would be propagated to other neighbouring towns, to provide dust bins and establish clean up clubs to check proper sanitation. We plan to reciprocate this model in other communities charging for a fee. in the next 10 years, I foresee a world free of filth and diseases - CLEAN-UP EARTH:WE'LL GET THERE!!!