"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." -Margaret Mead

Friday, February 18, 2011

Our Partners in Change:
Pastor Kofi
Pastor of local Presbyterian Church that manages church where the well we will use is located

Nana Yaw Kawache
Owner of startup sachet water production company and active in helping Ghanaian communities with wells

Dr. Osei Darkwa
Native resident of Patriensa who supports PUC's involvement in the community

An emerging leader in Patriensa. Has a business and economics degree and is now studying law

Honorable Mr. Kwame Antwi
Native of Patriensa and member of Parliament who is involved in development of the community

Chief and Queen Mother
Team is expected to meet with them to announce our mission and report back at the end of the trip

Dr. Dori Gilbert
Honorary Queen Mother in Patriensa and highly respected in the community, she has been going to Patriensa for 12 years and is familiar with the operations and customs of the village.   A UT professor in the School of Social Work she is the main local contact in the project

Dr. Tommy Darwin
A UT School of Social Work professor who is teaching a course in community development through business enterprise and will be using this project as a class assignment to help solidify the details

Dr. John Burgin
A professional engineer and professor in the Cockrell School of Engineering he teaches project management in the civil and architectural department with a focus on environmental and water resource engineering. He is teaching the spring PUC class and helping to guide us through the details of our project before implementation

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