Arvato and Sumillion partner to provide clean drinking water for local community in Ghana

Arvato and Sumillion partner to provide clean drinking water for local community in Ghana

4th May 2022 · Arvato · News

We’re proud to have joined leading IT infrastructure and services provider, Sumillion’s Green Diamond Club, an initiative that’s focussed on not having to choose between growth and sustainability – with an aim is to show that businesses can do both.

Our partnership has worked together to build a well for Ampeyoo-Krofrom D/A Primary School in Ghana, to give the children and local community a drinking water source for better health, and consequently improved school attendance for years to come.

The project is a collaboration between the school, community leaders, the district community and development planning officer, with support from Enliven Mama Africa – a non-governmental and voluntary organisation that provides opportunities to volunteer in Ghana on sustainable developmental projects.

Access to safe, clean water is a basic human right, recognised by the UN in 2010; however, it’s still not easily accessible for many. Sustainable projects like this provide this fundamental right to thousands of people in some of the poorest and most remote areas around the world.

The school unveiled a hand painted commemorative sign at the site of the new well, showing Arvato and Sumillion’s partnership is supporting safe clean drinking water. Enliven Mama Africa will remain in contact with the community to ensure the utilisation of the water facility and that it is appropriately managed, protecting children and the community from preventable health risks.

David Manners, Director, Sumillion Limited commented:

What an amazing start to our new clean water project. When good people and companies come together, we can achieve the most amazing results! Special thanks to Arvato for being our first customer to partake in the Green Diamond Club.

Sally Neale, Chief Human Resources Office, ArvatoConnect said:

We are delighted to be partnered with an organisation such as Sumillion on this project that brings so much benefit to so many individuals. Arvato are committed to being a social conscious employer and are thrilled to have equally socially focused strategic partners.

Thanks to Sumillion for inviting us to be part of this initiative – it’s great to see local people already enjoying the safe drinking water!

You can find out more about our other initiatives and how we’re having a positive social impact here.

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