Danny Jones and his team from Willmott Dixon 4Life Academy and Exodus Solutions Ltd have been awarded £5,000 in the 2013 BPEC Life Awards.
Their project involves helping one of the poorest communities in the world called Agome Sevah in rural Togo, West Africa. Danny is working in partnership with Dekamile which is a UK registered charity.
Danny and his team will install Solar PV along with auxiliary equipment, water pumps and associated pipework to power pumps from previously installed wells to deliver the clean fresh water needed to the villagers.
“By doing this we can expand the use of facilities and therefore more families from the surrounding area will benefit from the clean water available. Many are still using the river as it is nearer to where they live with consequential illnesses and stress upon their bodies.” said Danny.
WIllmott Dixon 4Life Academy, Exodus-Solutions Ltd and Dekamile are also building an Apprenticeship School in this neglected community to enable those without an education to obtain a trade and thus earn a living.
“We have set about enabling this community to not only improve the very basic of living standards to a level that can support healthy life, but are also committing longer term investment in the continued growth of ‘home grown’ talent to enhance and support themselves for many years to come. We believe these projects will benefit many hundreds of families and the next 3-5 years possibly many thousands of families.”
The project is one of four awards totaling over £30,000 presented by the BPEC Charity – the charitable arm of BPEC, which is the leading training and certification provider to the building services engineering sector.
They were announced at an awards ceremony attended by 100 representatives of the plumbing industry at Pride Park Stadium, Derby, on October 11th 2013. The awards, in memory of BPEC’s founding chairman Raymond J Brooks, were presented by the trustees of the BPEC Charity.
To read the Dekamile project diary go to the Agome Sevah blog.