Cleanliness Is Next To Godliness
- When Bernice first visited the community she was shocked and appalled by the amount of exposed sewage and lack of clean water in Sierra Leone.
- After returning to speak to families in the community, she felt compelled to act. This was when the first research project began in 2006.
This research exposed a long list of health conditions resulting from extreme sanitation issues in slum areas that were dominated by shanty structures and littered with garbage.
- Some of the biggest issues they are still facing are: polio; ringworm; typhoid fever; malaria; and a high rate of child malnutrition.
- Since 2007, WCC has helped construct a water well to provide safe and clean water for children and a section of the community as a whole.
- Due to the growing number of people within the community, WCC has embarked on concrete plans to construct water closet facilities that would benefit the community at large. As one of the most demanding needs of the community, research is being carried out to help seek various means on how the organisation can deliver better sanitary projects.
- Maintaining wells
- Identifying the needs.
- We aim to expand this program beyond Calaba Town as further research has shown a constant growing need.
- Intelligence gathering
- Meeting the needs at ground level.
- We aim to maintain close dialogue with the communities we help. It is therefore vital to scope our terrain to identify real and vital needs. This helps us to create solutions that effectively and efficiently address the issues.
Sanitory Toilet Installation
- Reducing disease
- Creating safe environments
- Our aim is to create greater sanitary awareness and educate people about the consequences of violation such as disease and death.
- Research Projects
- Our aim is to educate in view of eradicating practices that have led to disease epidemics in the past.