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Volunteer West Africa Team Visits Children in Accra Shanty Towns
Volunteer West Africa Team Visits Children in Accra Shanty Towns
Volunteer West Africa Team Visits Children in Accra Shanty Towns
Volunteer West Africa Team Visits Children in Accra Shanty Towns

Volunteer West Africa Team Visits Children in Accra Shanty Towns

Date Posted: 04/01/2014
This week VWA staff and volunteers visited a number of children and families in the densely populated shanty town to Accra's West.
Yesterday VWA team members and volunteers visited one of Accra's shanty towns - one of the most densely populated and poorly developed in West Africa - in order to meet with children and local community leaders and to assess what assistance VWA might be able to offer in future.

The community here suffers from a range of health & hygiene issues, stemming from over population and a complete lack of clean water or sewage infrastructure, that compounds economic development.

The situation is particularly difficult for children who often cannot attend school, have no access to clean drinking water, no access to bathing or toilet facilities, and grow-up in a heavily industrilised and polluted environment.

The VWA team spent the day meeting children and families and offering what assistance was possible. VWA sponsored one children's daycare centre with 600 packets of clean, safe drinking water as well as committing to working with other key NGO's in the area to help protect and support local children in future.
Author: VWA

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