Tecom manager joins Ghana water project
Dubai, February 8, 2009
Vanessa Green, a manager with the Dubai-based Tecom Investments, has volunteered her expertise in water management to help provide safe drinking water to rural areas in Ghana.
Green, Tecom Investments’ manager of strategy and business development for engineering and environment, was involved with the Community Water Solutions (CWS) project, an initiative that seeks to bring clean water to the developing world.
Green developed a pilot commercial water treatment model in Kasaligu village of Ghana, benefiting a population of over 1,500, said a statement.
“As an organisation committed to individual development and socially responsible initiatives, Tecom Investments is immensely proud of Vanessa Green’s work in Ghana,” said Sanjive Khosla, chief strategy and excellence officer. “Her character embodies the spirit of volunteerism that we try to instill in all our employees. Her selfless dedication to this worthy cause sets an example for us to get involved in community-related work in rural areas.”
Green and CWS’ most recent activities in Ghana aim to build on the previous work and reach another 200 households. Green will be in charge of refining the water treatment system and safe storage container manufacturing to help the CWS team reach the goal of providing clean water to 10-15 villages over the next 12 to 18 months.
Vanessa Green said: “As an engineer with experience in household water treatment technologies, I felt compelled to return to Ghana and work with the villagers to develop sustainable community-level water treatment systems that they could use to clean their drinking water.” -TradeArabia News Service