Overseas Fellowship of Nigerian Christians

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Taste – water project

TASTE (Transfer of Appropriate Sustainable Technology & Expertise) is a Christian charity registered with the Charity Commission in the UK and separately with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) in Nigeria.

TASTE is based in Sheffield and set up TASTE Nigeria in Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria in the early 2000s.

TASTE work to support disadvantaged communities in Nigeria by providing a sustainable and safe drinking water supply. Our work is centred on drilling boreholes in communities where women and children bear the burden of water collection, often walking 5k per trip to collect water of questionable quality. We also educate the communities, including children in local schools, about the importance of good basic hygiene and sanitation practices and how to keep safe against the Covid-19 pandemic.

TASTE seek to take the opportunities that our projects afford us to share the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. The aim is to serve God with our practical skills by doing everything to His glory.

TASTE was registered in the UK in 1999 and since then has helped over 500,000 individuals gain access to clean drinking water and sanitation and hygiene facilities. We have a very active and committed group of supporters all over the UK who over the years since we have been operating, have helped raise over £200,000 to purchase and ship our own drilling rigs, water tanker, and hydrogeological survey equipment. We are in the process of delivering another drilling rig to TASTE Nigeria in order to expand its work in Nigeria.

TASTE is currently carrying out a project costing £14,258.88 which was funded by the Overseas Fellowship of Nigerian Christians (OFNC). The discrete project being implemented in Chugwi community of Vom district, Jos South LGA of Plateau state is part of a larger £45,000 Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) project in Vom.

The whole project is aimed at improving access to water and sanitation services within Vom community, targeting 4 locations with severe need of water and sanitation services.   The project is in partnership with Rotary Club, Vom Christian Hospital and Oversea Fellowship of Nigerian Christians (OFNC).  The four communities benefiting from the project are; Turu Vwang, Chugwi (OFNC funded), Vwang and Vom Christian Hospital (VCH).

Vom is a predominantly Christian area in Plateau State which continues to come under periodic attacks, mainly by Militant Fulani Herdsmen. The choice of Chugwi community was based on the medical records from the Vom Christian Hospital that demonstrated high prevalence of water-borne diseases, especially typhoid.  The project will increase access to clean water and sanitation facilities within the community and raise community members’ knowledge of good hygiene practices and how to reduce opened defecation.

The Thanksgiving Service and Handover of the whole project, including the one at Chugwi Community, took place on the 1st of July 2021.