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girls-2Akim Swedru Senior High School, (AKISSS) is a second cycle school in the Birim South District, in the Eastern Region of Ghana with a student population of 2,500 (1,500 girls and 1,000 boys). The planned infrastructures for sanitation of the school were not adopted to accommodate the growth of the students since the school structures were built in the 1970s with a student population of 500.

Community Livelihood Support Organization (COLISO) together with the Akim Swedru SHS (AKISSS) Old Students Association secured funding for the provision of two 12-seater toilet facilities for the students, one at the boys and one at the girls dormitory.

 

Funding partners from Belgium were the City of Antwerp, FOS - Belgium, ABVV-AC Antwerp, FARYS, DEME4life foundation, FUJI Oil Belgium, Humasol, Ghana Council - Belgium and the Flemish Government within the framework of the Flemish Partnership Water for Development and local funding was from AKISSS Old Students Association (Anuanom) and the Birim South District Assembly.

The sod-cutting for the project was on the 27th of January, 2018 and present at the function were Mr. Kwaku Boamah Acheampong (President of the Ghana Council), Mr. Daan Sanders (Representative of the City of Antwerp) and Mr. Johan Berghma (solar engineer, Rytron-Belgium). The Chairman and Board of Directors of COLISO, board of directors and the old students’ association of the school, the Headmistress, teaching and non-teaching staff, the entire student body, the Queen mother of Akim Swedru, Nana Kwartema Minkyim II, and the District Chief Executive of the District were also present.

The project has been completed successfully

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