Lady B Bless is a social entrepreneur, motivational speaker, radio personality, mentor, executive director & founder of The Lady B Bless Humanitarian Foundation, Inc, president of the Global Progressive Women Network GPWNand marketing director at LBB Properties
A true humanitarian at heart, Lady B Bless’s vision is to empower, motivate, educate and encourage people to be agents of change in their communities.
WASH-"WATER, SANITATION AND HYGIENE"
Through our partnership with the Youth Chief of Tamale (Chief Naa Somo), we have 3 major rural communities in Tamale that we are working with to drive sustainable developments.
Kunyeville, Paring, and Sheshagu/Gbambaya have a combined population of about 17, 000 with Kunyeville contributing the highest population with about 8,000 people and Paring contributing the least with about 3,000 people.
These communities are located in Tamale, the capital of the Northern Region of Ghana.
The area has 2 major seasons that have equal distribution – 6 months of rain (May-October) and 6 months of dryness/harmattan season (Nov-April). Due to the location of the area, there are extremities of temperatures where very heavy rains causing flooding occurs in the rainy season and very high hot temperatures recorded in the dry or harmattan season (so dry most water sources dry up and water becomes very scarce). Although the rainy season is about 6 months long, the area actually records major rainfall for 4 months (June-September) with the very beginning and end of the season recording small rainfall.
Sanitation in the area is deplorable and there is a noticeable stench and filth when one enters any of these area. No proper waste, collection and treatment system exist and open defecation is a normal practice in all 3 communities.
The EMAS Latrine can be built semi round, round or oval shaped. This is a booth built with metallic plate and with a ferrocement tiles as a platform, and another one as a roof. The door is made of wooden frames or 15 mm x 15 mm industrial pipe and lined with corrugated tin plate. A chimney painted in black extracts air. site. Join the corrugated tin plates with rivets as per their width, to obtain a plate at least 2.40 metres wide.
Those donating a toilet, will have their name on a plague on each toilet. "This Toilet was donated to "Community's / Family Name" by "Your Name" via The Lady B Bless Humanitarian Foundation, Inc
The EMAS Pump is designed for use on household systems (up to 5-6 families, or 30 users maximum), and is not meant to be used as a community pump. (Report by 7th RWSN Forum “Water for Everyone”2016) The standard EMAS method is capable of drilling to depths of up to 100m, through sand, clay, and thin layers of soft rock, with a team drilling with a trained technician commonly able to drill 20-30 metres per day (Buchner, 2011)
Those donating a well, will have their name on a plague on each well "This well was donated to "Community's / Family Name" by "Your Name" via The Lady B Bless Humanitarian Foundation, Inc
On August 10th you're invited to our ongoing roundtable discussion on the African Youths & The Sustainable Development Goals - (SDGs)
Some Discussion Points:
*What are the SDGs
*Why the SDGs are important for African Youths
*The UN and its interest in the African Youths Development
*African Youths & Unemployment
So join the discussion and be a part of the awareness, understanding and action.
On March 16, 2019 I was fortunate to share stage with some great "CHANGE MAKERS" in New York at The Top Ten African Partnership Awards Gala presented by Agro Biz during UN #CSW63 and It was a great honor to accept The Agro Biz 2019 Good Cause Award for The Lady B Bless Humanitarian Foundation.
An award given to a remarkable "Good Cause" organization!