SDG: Solving Ebonyi Water Problems the Fr. Omogo Way


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The only way to solve great challenges is determining them, then putting the goals in time plan and that’s what the United Nations and Samuel Omogo Foundation have done.

What are the Sustainable Development Goals?

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), otherwise known as the Global Goals, are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity.

These 17 Goals build on the successes of the Millennium Development Goals, while including new areas such as climate change, economic inequality, innovation, sustainable consumption, peace and justice, among other priorities. The goals are interconnected – often the key to success on one will involve tackling issues more commonly associated with another.

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), are a universal call to action to end the most 17 problems/challenges of humanity which are:

GOAL 1: No Poverty.

GOAL 2: Zero Hunger.

GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being.

GOAL 4: Quality Education.

GOAL 5: Gender Equality.

GOAL 6: Clean Water and Sanitation.

GOAL 7: Affordable and Clean Energy.

GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth.

GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure.

GOAL 10: Reduced Inequality.

GOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities.

GOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and Production.

GOAL 13: Climate Action.

GOAL 14: Life Below Water.

GOAL 15: Life on Land.

GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions.

GOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goals.

The SDGs are an urgent call to shift the world onto a more sustainable path. All the 17 Goals interconnect, meaning success in one affect success for others, so this is the greatest chance we have to improve life for future generations.

Let’s talk about Samuel Omogo Foundation and how it has helped in Solving the Challenges of #SDGs – GOAL 6: Clean Water and Sanitation   Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.

Do you know how to Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all?

How can we contribute in a bid to achieve Clean Water and Sanitation?

Can you tell us about the implementation of SDGs number 6 in your State?

What are you doing to end Open Defecation?

A big THANKS to Samuel Omogo Foundation for helping to achieve SDG 6, clean water and sanitation in Ebonyi State through provisions of Clean Water Project involving Sinking/Drilling, Repairs and Maintenance of Boreholes. At least, 300 boreholes have been drilled and commissioned since the inception of SOF.

Our Benefactor, Rev. Fr. Dr. Father Peter Omogo with his friends started Samuel Omogo Foundation, in memory of his brother Samuel. The Foundation drills wells in Nigeria. To date they have drilled 300 wells.

Awesome foundation with such a huge positive impact on a cause that we so take for granted (WATER) to those many communities in need!

Understanding and knowing that Clean Water and Sanitation matters a lot, on Friday 30/08/19 at Ngbo Court Hall, Ohaukwu LGA of Ebonyi State, Samuel Omogo Foundation hosted a One-day Workshop for her beneficiaries during which they collectively worked towards this SDG goal 6 through discussions, brainstorming and generating ideas together!

Improving sanitation in households, communities and schools underpin progress on a wide range of development issues including universal health and proper waste management and disposal.

The fallouts from the workshop include Ensuring access to safe, sufficient and reliable drinking water supply; improved sanitation; and sustainable positive change in hygiene behaviour are necessary for sanitation interventions to improve public health.

Water scarcity affects more than 40 percent of people around the world, an alarming figure that is projected to increase with the rise of global temperatures as a result of climate change. Although 2.1 billion people have gained access to improved water sanitation since 1990, dwindling supplies of safe drinking water is a major problem impacting every continent.

Ensuring universal access to safe and affordable drinking water for all by 2030 requires we invest in adequate infrastructure, provide sanitation facilities, and encourage hygiene at every level. Protecting and restoring water-related ecosystems such as forests, mountains, wetlands and rivers is essential if we are to mitigate water scarcity.

Despite progress, majority of people still lack safe water, sanitation and handwashing facilities. Greater percentage of people lack a basic hand-washing facility with soap and water at home. 99% of participants lacked even a basic drinking water sources.

Despite progress, billions of people still lack safe water, sanitation and handwashing facilities. Data suggests that achieving universal access to even basic sanitation service by 2030 would require doubling the current annual rate of progress. More efficient use and management of water are critical to addressing the growing demand for water, threats to water security and the increasing frequency and severity of droughts and floods resulting from climate change. As of the time of writing, most countries, including Nigeria, are unlikely to reach full implementation of integrated water resources management by 2030.


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