Shape Attitude Ghana Celebrates 10 Years of Sanitation Revolution

Shape Attitude Ghana Celebrates 10 Years

Shape Attitude Ghana has marked a transformative tenth-anniversary celebration at the Don Bosco Junior High School (JHS) in Winneba on Wednesday, 5th June, 2024. The delightful event was also used to observe the 2024 World Environment Day celebration.

The thrilling ceremony, graced by eminent personalities in the Effutu Municipality, was held under the theme “Our Road to Land Recovery.”


Mr. Wonderful Baisie Ghartey


The Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Shape Attitude Ghana, Mr. Wonderful Baisie Ghartey, indicated that his organisation would keep up its mission of educating young children about environmental issues, particularly cleanliness, and helping them to develop positive attitudes.

He stressed that people’s actions should be guided by generational thinking to protect the environment rather than destroy it. He enumerated some actions that needed to be taken to eventually have a long-term and positive impact on people’s attitudes towards environmental safety.  

“We would like to make a special appeal to the authorities in Winneba to continue supporting us to intensify educating and sensitising the public on the importance of protecting the environment. We would also like to plead with them to enforce laws on sanitation and indiscriminate felling of trees, declare litter-free zones and protect the forests,” Mr. Ghartey stated.


Neenyi Ghartey VII


The Paramount Chief of the Effutu Traditional Area and Chairman of the ceremony, Neenyi Ghartey VII, commended Shape Attitude Ghana for voluntarily dedicating its activities to shaping the attitudes of both the young and old in the Effutu enclave and its environs towards improved sanitation and protection of the environment. He pledged the continued support of his monarchy to Shape Attitude Ghana to make more positive impacts on the lives of Effutu inhabitants.  


Madam Dinah Anderson


The Director of Education in the Effutu Municipal Assembly, Madam Dinah Anderson, lauded Shape Attitude Ghana for its invaluable role in transforming the minds and attitudes of basic school pupils in Winneba towards environmental protection over the past decade.

“Indeed, the organisation led by its CEO, Mr. Wonderful Baisie Ghartey, has done extremely well. Your activities have been very impactful in our school environment. Although there is still more to be done, comparatively, over the past 10 years, we have seen a tremendous improvement in our school environment. Kudos to you and your team,” she extolled.


Professor Frimpong Kaakyire Duku


Representative of the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Education, Winneba (UEW), Professor Frimpong Kaakyire Duku, urged the basic school students present at the ceremony to take a cue from the activities of Shape Attitude Ghana to restore and keep the environment in good condition for the next generation.


A section of students marching through the streets of Winneba


Shape Attitude Ghana, founded on the simple yet powerful belief that good sanitation is a panacea for healthy living, has spent the past 10 years building a movement that has revolutionised how sanitation is viewed and accessed in the Effutu Municipality.

From humble beginnings, Shape Attitude Ghana started by creating awareness of sanitation, hygiene, attitudes and practices for a clean environment. It sensitises local communities to change their attitude towards keeping their surroundings clean and eventually build a sustained habit of environmental cleanliness.

Shape Attitude Ghana’s efforts focused on providing education and building sustainable sanitation systems. Today, the organisation has expanded its reach, impacting numerous communities and working with about five local partners. The impact of Shape Attitude Ghana's work is evident in the Effutu enclave's improved sanitation conditions and the shift in social attitudes. 

As Shape Attitude Ghana enters its next decade, the organisation is looking forward to expanding its reach further, working with more communities, and advocating for policies that prioritise sanitation for all. The tenth-anniversary celebration is not just a moment of reflection but a call to action, urging everyone to join the fight for a world where sanitation is not a privilege but a right.


A group photograph of some participants at the 10th anniversary celebration