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.
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.
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).