Children need to drink clean water when they go to school. In Sangmelima, South Cameroon- Africa, there are about 2000 people in need of clean water. We have chosen to place a water well at Alfred and Sarah Bilingual Academy because we want to give the kids clean water and also teach its importance. We hope that at the end of the school day, they will carry some home therefore eliminating the extra mile or two they have to walk to get clean water every day.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Alfred and Sarah Bilingual Academy where we are planning on placing the clean water well is the only school in the area. This is located by the rainforest reserve and clean streams can be very hard to find in this region. Over 2000 villagers will benefit from this water well and most importantly the students at this school will always have clean water. They will have the opportunity to take some home at the end of the school day instead of making another trip to a dirty stream.
How will this project solve this problem?
Teach the kids the importance of clean water. Provide clean water at school and at home.
Potential Long Term Impact
Eliminate the extra time kids spend after school walking miles for clean water or water in general. Enable the school to have a reliable source of water as they continue to build more classrooms. Encourage development in the area as people will be encouraged by the availability of a clean and reliable source of water to build new businesses.
This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.