Aqua Africa knows that the prosperity of our business and the communities within which we operate requires a commitment to the sustainable management of our activities, and we take proactive steps to promote human rights, help communities and protect our natural environment.
Fundamentally, we want to be a responsible business that meets the highest standards of ethics and professionalism, and we recognise and understand the significance of the local community within which we operate.
We aim to enhance our contribution to the community by being sensitive to the needs of local people and groups and promoting ethical and socially responsible trading.
We actively support and donate to charities and non-profit organisations within our community.
New Horizon Special School
New Horizon Special School provides day school education for children between the ages of 6 and 18 years old, and vocational training and employment for adults (18 and over), who have an intellectual disability. They aim to not only provide a well-rounded education for children and adults with special needs, in a safe and caring environment but also to develop each child’s potential to the full so that he or she can lead a productive and satisfying life.
Aqua Africa has supported the school through sponsorship of events and the provision of essential school materials including school bags made from upcycled plastic water sachets.
Future stars is an exciting education-through-sports programme that offers weekly sports coaching sessions, run by qualified coaches, to underprivileged children in Tema, Ghana, and Lomé, Togo.
4,000 children benefit from free coaching in football, netball, athletics and PE as well as the relevant sports kit and equipment.
Future stars also fund a much-needed refurbishment programme at the five partner schools in Ghana. All schools in Tema report an increased attendance and pupil engagement.
Aqua Africa has donated school bags to students in the schools served by Future Stars.
Trashy Bags is a social enterprise based in Accra, Ghana that makes recycled eco-friendly bags and gifts from plastic trash. They employ over forty local people to collect, clean and stitch plastic trash in the form of sachets that have been previously used to contain drinking water and other drinks, into fashionable and useful bags and other products.
Trashy Bags is leading the way in sustainable development in Africa in the area of plastic recycling and has collected and recycled approximately 20 million plastic sachets since starting in 2007. Every month nearly 200,000 plastic sachets are collected and brought to Trashy Bags by a network of people who are obtaining an income from their efforts.
Aqua Africa has sponsored several events in partnership with Trashy Bags and has donated over 5,000 of their school bags to school children around Accra.
As keen rugby supporters, Aqua Africa has supported grassroots rugby, Accra Rugby FC and Ghana National Rugby Team through sponsorship for players to attend tournaments, the provision of boots, kit and training equipment.