As part of attempts to make his world a better place, Alistair Kirk, a Grade 11 student of Tema Interantional School, for his CAS initiative has embarked on a project to build public toilet facilities in his hometown, Gomoa Broforyeduru, in the Central Region of Ghana. The idea to embark on this project came when he got to know that the entire community does not have a single public toilet facility and none in their homes too. The people in the community resort to nearby bushes as their ‘places-of-convenience’.
Alistair Kirk during the Christmas break paid a visit to the Chiefs of the community, in the company of his father and two staff members from Tema International School, Mr. Alex Tay and Mr. Ebenezer Asime. The visit was officially to tell the community of his intentions to build the two toilet facilities and to conduct a feasibility study for the project. The visit and feasibility study were very successful. The chiefs warmly welcomed the idea and expressed their immense gratitude for the project. They also were assured of their utmost cooperation towards the success of it. They started by taking the team around the community to identify some suitable places for the toilet facilities.
Alistair Kirk is very hopeful of the success for this project. He believes not only will it correct the practice of using bushes as ‘places-of-convenience’ in the community, but also help to prevent many possible disease outbreaks.