Dream Big Ghana NGO has been running two separate projects simultaneously, a soil evaluation on their EcoSan compost and a rehabilitation project on two local school toilet facilities.

 The soil evaluation aimed to reveal the nutritional benefit of adding EcoSan compost to agricultural fields, as well as identifying any unwanted pathogens present. Additionally, a year-long test site has been established which will compare the compost to chemical fertilisers and also identify any benefit adding urine. 

The school toilet rehabilitation project aimed to improve the user experience of toilets at Philio Basic School and Agbledomi Basic School. After using the WHO and UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme as an evaluative tool, Dream Big Ghana NGO identified several areas in need of attention.

All cubicles have now been converted into composting units in order to produce a resource from what was previously a waste product. This also makes emptying the chambers much easier and safer. Inside the cubicles, a window allows natural light to enter making the user experience less scary. The floors have been tiled to make cleaning a more straightforward process. Finally, both female and male urinals have been constructed to reduce the amount of urine entering the latrine, which aids the composting process and reduces the smell. The urinals also act as a menstrual hygiene management space for female pupils and teachers. A full report on the project is coming soon!

Denyigba Lorlor, another NGO DBGF support, have had a very busy two months of seed purchasing and nurturing. Safo and the team now have 5232 seeds growing and a further 5000 seeds purchased. It’s the perfect time of year for cashew seeds to be nurtured with a total of 3000 currently being tended to in the Atsiame and Wli nurseries. 

We look forward to updating you with news of our multi-purpose music studio space next month! We will also have an update on our renewable energy course we conducted – ‘Dream Renewables’ course shortly.