Dream Big Ghana

Our work

The purpose of Dream Big Ghana Foundation (DBGF) is to promote and support the charitable work of Dream Big Ghana NGO in the following core areas – sanitation, public health, education and youth sports development.

Here are some of our past activities:

Epic cycle ride from England to Ghana

In 2014-2015, Zac and Alice raised nearly £500 in sponsorship for Dream Big Ghana and had an amazing adventure.  This is a link to their blog, with a lovely video showing their arrival at Meet Me There.

 

Afrobeats and Reggae Night

We held an event in the University of Nottingham Students' Union in February, 2014 - we raised over £400 for Dream Big Ghana Foundation. DJ Express came all the way from Southampton to spin some tunes and get us all dancing. Check out the video here! 

 

Frome toilet twinning

With Dougal Croudace (Dream Big Ghana NGO Director), DBGF Chair, Chris Croudace, organised a 'toilet-twinning' social event in Frome in May, 2013. The event raised more than £500:

http://www.frometimes.co.uk/2013/05/21/toilet-twinning-launched-in-frome 

 

Dream Big bike ride 2013

In August 2013, Tim Wakefield, formerly one of the charity's trustees, planned and undertook a 500 mile fund raising bike ride through the Volta Region of Ghana. The ride was supported by 6 fellow cyclists using hybrid bikes donated by Saracen and raised over £600 for the charity:

http://www.saracen.co.uk/blog/31/07/2013/saracen-madison-and-dream-big-ghana 

 

The No Flush! project

University of Nottingham CASCADE funding enabled a group of 6 nursing and engineering undergraduate students to be placed as volunteers with DBG NGO for a period of 3 weeks in August 2013 in order to (a) build a compost toilet and (b) undertake a community survey relating to the use of the toilets in the villages of Dzita-Abgladomi. The activities were completed in September 2013 and led to the publication of a report in January 2014 entitled No Flush: Evaluating a Community Eco-Sanitation Project in Rural Ghana.  The students have raised the profile of Dream Big Ghana through their blog and other activities:

http://blogs.nottingham.ac.uk/sustainablenottingham/2013/11/07/no-flush 

The students have made a wonderful video documentary about their experiences - do check it out!

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