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GCWI Project Commissioning at Government Girls Unity Secondary School Oboroke in Okehi L.G.A Okene of Kogi State 

It was an atmosphere filled with joy in Oboroke community at the Government Girls Unity secondary school in okehi local government in kogi state. As dignitaries, her excellency Rasheda Bello the wife to the Governor of kogi state alongside the wife of the deputy governor Mrs Eunice Achuba, Debbie Rise and top Government officials present were commissioner of education, special Advisers among others, representatives of both international and local non-governmental organizations, social groups from the six local government area dressed in different traditional attires, women of Oboroke  community, 

 
Students and teachers converge at the school premises to witness the commissioning of a borehole constructed by a non-governmental organization known as global clean water initiative(GWCI)  by AFE global development  foundation on Wednesday 26 April 2017.
In an address to the community, Her Excellency, Rasheda Bello said access to clean water is an issue that should be taken seriously by the government, non-governmental organizations and the community. she acknowledge the global clean water initiative by the foundation as remarkable, a project that would go a long way to ease the challenge of spending long hours on road in search of clean water.
 
In his speech, the President of Global clean water initiative Ambassador Elvis B. Orejobi made it clear that  “water is life”  and the  foundation was aimed at providing clean portable water to rural communities through commitment and collaborations from the government, local and international non-governmental organizations, starting from the grassroots which is the sixth agenda  in the  sustainable development goals .
 
The principal, Mrs Atimah Zainab in an interview commended the efforts of the AFE global development goal, stressing that the school utility structures had long been abandoned. No access to social amenities, Good and secure environment for learning had reduced the population of the students in school  and  had changed  the school from the initial standard which was meant to be a replica of queens girls college Ilorin since its inception in  1976.
 
She however expressed gratitude to the government and AFE global foundation that the project will forever remain in their hearts also looking forward to receiving   more of such gestures from the public in future.
The teachers and students alongside the community women in the mood of the occasion rolled out drums and sang praises in appreciation of the project by the foundation.
 
Highlights of the occasion were good will messages from top government officials expressing gratitude for the project by the AFE global foundation with assurances that they will see to the renovation of the school utility structures and it will receive tremendous attention from local and foreign investors in the next few weeks, making the school one of the best in its senatorial district.                                    
  The project was commissioned by Her Excellency Mrs Rasheda Bello for the community usage followed by a tour round the school environs.
 
The Global clean water initiative founded by Ambassador Elvis Orejobi with the vision to providing clean portable water to rural communities had press conference in Abuja to launch its project on the 30th of March 2017 . An awareness walk was taken on the 1st of April 2017 as activities making the world water day held on the 22nd of March 2017.
 
 
Supported by: Dickens Sanomi Foundation , Highglen Services Enterprise & A.G Caspian Resources 
 
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Nelson Ashinze, Youngest Nigerian Entrepreneur. An Ambassador for Enterprise.  C.E.O of Nelson George Makers of Bow ties & Pocket Sashes. He gave a speech in Abuja at the Enterprise Market Hub Africa advocating for support for the AFE Global Clean Water Initiative (AFEGCWI).

AFEPRENEUR GLOBAL CLEAN WATER INITIATIVE 

In many of the places where we work, the people do not have access to clean drinking water.  Women and children spend many hours each day walking long distance  to gather water. Water-borne diseases lead to a multitude of serious health problems, many life-threatening. Through our I Thirst water program, we provide water filters and water tank systems that supply ongoing clean water to families and communities.  These solutions along with sanitation and health training result in an immediate, drastic improvement in health.

THE CRISIS:

  • 780 million people do not have access to clean drinking water. That is equivalent to the entire population of the United States, Canada, Australia, Italy, France, and Mexico…  combined.
  • Half of the hospital beds in the world are occupied by patients suffering from diseases associated with lack of access to safe drinking water, inadequate sanitation and poor hygiene.
  • 3.4 million People die each year from water related disease. This is the equivalent to the population of Los Angeles… every year.
  • Every 21 seconds a child dies from diarrhea.
  • 200 million work hours are spent every day by women collecting water. This is time not spent working at an income-generating job, caring for family members, or attending school. 

While the numbers can be overwhelming, the truth is that this is a completely solvable problem. Here at AFE Global Development Foundation, we are committed to being part of the solution.

OUR SOLUTIONS:

 

WATER FILTERS

The GCWI water filter costs only $65 and provides continuous clean water for at least three families.  Along with our partners, we distribute these filters door to door and provide clean water and sanitation training.

As with everything we do at AFE Global Development Foundation, physical and spiritual expressions of the gospel always go hand in hand.  When providing a family a household water filter, we naturally have opportunities to pray a blessing on their home and are often able to pray for supernatural healing and/or salvation in their household.  Whole communities experience hope. 

GCWI comes with tangible gifts of love and with power.  As a direct result of water filter distribution, the church in Kogi state does not have enough room in its building for all the new believers.  Therefore, they are starting house churches and making disciples.

 

WATER TANKS

Using rain collection systems with filters on the end of the tanks, we can provide clean water for whole communities.  In areas where there is adequate rainfall, these 10,000 liter tanks are an immediate and lasting answer to their most pressing need.

 

DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS

The ultimate goal of all of our projects is community transformation and sustainability. We meet both the immediate needs of people for survival while simultaneously addressing the underlying causes of poverty

 

CURRENT PROJECTS

Borehole project across in Nigeria and some other African Countries. 
 
 
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AFE in West Africa

In the West Africa region We are in partnership with DSF, GILPC and Lumiere Pont International Ltd  . 

Our vision and emphasis will focus on the deep rural area that have no access to clean water, these area we are looking at a remote and therefore in need of these basic amenities. In the near future we will also look at reaching other west African countries with the support of our funding and on-ground partners.

GCWI in West Africa hopes to engage smallholders in small scale irrigation schemes, usually associated with small scale production dams that are built as a strategic response to enable local farmers to participate efficiently with the help of the water initiative, this will in turn boost productivity and bring ease to the rural farmers.

The program addresses scheme economics and investment choices, smallholder productivity and innovation, which will improve lead to a more equitable distribution of development benefits from water.

We aim to explore how smallholder farmers in existing large scale schemes can best be supported to sustain and improve agricultural practice and productivity when innovation is shared and adopted. We also seek to improve the governance systems around current and future dams so that all local water users share water and land equitably. We aim to stimulate dialogue and opportunities for exploiting opportunities for investment in diverse activities as well as for avoiding conflicts and fostering secure and sustainable livelihoods for pastorals, farmers and fishermen.

Our overall vision puts smallholder farmers at the center of policies for efficient water management and secure and sustainable livelihoods.  This is because we believe that individual smallholder farmers with secure land tenure are the key to long term household and ultimately national, food security through conflict-free conservation, management and use of water resources. 

By working with the most efficient and appropriate irrigation technologies and governance tools, empowered smallholders can contribute to improved food security for all.

Strategic Outcomes

The GCWI program in West Africa seeks to improve food security in the region by achieving four strategic outcomes:

  • Increased awareness and debate of the livelihood impacts and economic viability of large government led investment approaches to agriculture technology solutions directed at food security in a context of climate change.
  • Increased understanding of and support to farmer-led innovation, knowledge and technologies for sustainable agricultural intensification in dam irrigated sites.
  • Better governance and policies for and around dam-fed irrigation systems that improve equitable use of water and reduce conflicts.
  • Capacity and support for change is built through learning and effective communication.

Global Advocacy

Advocacy and policy engagement is a critical component of GCWI. We engage in global advocacy to strengthen regional programs and inform global level policy and planning processes. Throughout the year, GCWI partners participate in global conferences and events, lead dialogues, and engage in targeted advocacy activities. Our goal is to create meaningful change through integrated policy initiatives and advocacy to:

  • support more effective governance and policy-making at all levels in support of water for agriculture.
  • enhance the quality of knowledge and make accessible relevant information for smallholder farmers while improving use and management practices for key stakeholders.
 
 
Supported by
GILPC,  SMEDAN, Dickens Sanomi Foundation  UNV, HMJ Int'l Concept, Nelson George, Novarch B.V Properties, A.G Caspian Resources,  Hencorp Communications N.V, Highglen Services Enterprise, Mobile Medics, Applearts NG Lumiere Pont International.  
 
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