Gulf Foundations

The CWS Fellowship Program

The CWS Fellowship Program is a three-week water education as well as leadership training experience in Northern Region Ghana. The major objective of the fellowship is to teach individuals about the global water crisis and inspire them to become leaders in the field of international development.

Fellows are grouped in teams of four and paired with a rural community in Northern Region Ghana. Each Fellow works to raise the fellowship fee which covers all of their in-country expenses including the capital and monitoring cost of an innovative CWS water business before traveling to Africa. Teams are first trained in water quality testing and the CWS water treatment methods. They then spend two weeks in the field implementing and monitoring a CWS water business in their village on the ground.

Since, the start of the Fellowship Program in June 2010, CWS has hosted 121 students and young professionals in Ghana who have implemented water businesses in 31 rural villages, providing permanent sources of safe drinking water for over 15,500 people. The CWS Fellowship takes place four times a year.

Important Dates:

  • Fall: October 10 – October 31, 2012
  • Winter: December 27, 2012- January 17, 2013
  • Spring: 2013 dates TBD
  • Summer: June 11 – July 2, 2013

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