Children
 Cameroon
Project #10231

Build a well for 650 schoolchildren in Cameroon

by Stichting Help Cameroon

Summary

The project will build a water well for 650 schoolchildren in Lolodorf. It is a follow-up of earlier wells build by the foundation. The well will allow more children to go to school and will give children and their families a better future. In this rural area many children walk 5 miles or more to get to school. Because the school lacks a clean water resource many children stay at home. Those that do come to school get sick and learn little.
$4,162
total raised
73
donors
0
monthly donors
4
years active

Challenge

The school in Lolodorf is the main school in this rural area and lacks a clean nearby water resource. Because many children have to walk to school they cannot carry much drinking water with them. Instead, they either choose not to attend school and/or drink soiled/dirty water which leads to waterborne disease or dehydration. Temperatures in this area can be over 40C (104F), during the day. Keep in mind that children go to school every weekday and Saturday in these conditions.

Solution

Foundation HelpCameroon will build a well for the school in Lolodorf. This will provide the children easy access to safe drinking water. These 650 children no longer have to carry water to school over long distances. The well will be dug deep in the ground, where naturally purified ground water can be found. The depth of the well will make sure that it will not run dry in the summer. Furthermore, the well is of high quality, easy to maintain and repair.

Long-Term Impact

Easy access to safe drinking water for children likely results in a decrease in waterborne disease in school going children, and related to this, higher school attendance and thus better educated children - resulting in a better future for the children and their family and villages. Another plus is that the provision of safe drinking water for school children goes well with their hygiene and sanitation classes (that are included in the curriculum of all public schools in Cameroon).

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.helpcameroon.org
Website Help Cameroon
Facebookpage of Help Cameroon
Twitterpage of Help Cameroon

Organization Information

Stichting Help Cameroon

Location: Amsterdam, North Holland - Netherlands
Website: http:/​/​www.helpcameroon.org
Project Leader:
Huguette Samgot
Amsterdam, Noord-Holland Netherlands

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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