Through its International Awareness and Involvement thrust, Delta Sigma Theta harnesses its vast potential to impact strategically the plight of people living in Africa, with a current focus on the necessity of having clean drinking water. Clean water, or the lack of it, is one of the major reasons why five million children in Africa succumb annually to water borne illnesses.
Having recognized that people who live outside the reality of readily accessible clean water may take its availability for granted; Water for Children Africa provides safe water tanks in rural villages on the continent. Nationally, the Sorority will provide one underground water well in Ghana. In addition, each of the sorority’s seven regions will sponsor one above ground water tank at seven Kenyan elementary schools.
These projects may include the villages of Yakamete, Kwa Kitaa, Kamuthanga, Kya Sila and Metuma. In support of this national initiative, the Collin County Alumnae Chapter has implemented it’s “Change for Change” program to highlight the impact that “a little” can have on those in significant need in the African community. Through “Change for Change”, chapter members donate their pocket change and in March, the total amount collected is submitted to DREF (Delta Research and Educational Foundation) towards the “Water Tanks and Wells” effort.
Collin County Alumnae Chapter P.O. Box 10 Allen, TX 75013