Through our environmental protection program we focus on:
– Educating and engaging communities about how to maintain healthy ecosystems
– Planting mangrove and coconut trees on the Volta delta and ocean coast
– Providing pure water filtration systems to communities and school
– Reducing the worst impacts of sea rise due to climate change
WATER IS LIFE PROJECT
For many rural communities along the Volta river in Ghana, West Africa there is only one option for drinking water; it is a long way from their homes, and it often makes them sick. The Volta river waters are confirmed to contain e-coli, fecal matter, biological poisons, and chemical pollution. Our Water is Life humanitarian aid program, in collaboration with our partner LifeStraw provides water purification systems, education, training, and monitoring for schools and communities in Ada, Ghana.
WHY PLANT MANGROVES?
Mangroves naturally grow in the Volta delta, populating many estuary islands. This amazing tree can reduce flooding during the high tide by absorbing excess water, which it later releases slowly during low tide. Mangroves also filter out pollutants, and make a great habitat and spawning area for many endangered species.
Volta Revival plants mangrove trees and works with local communities to understand the importance of this critical tree in reducing the impacts of climate change and maintaining ecosystem balance.