This project will provide portable water to 30 vulnerable visually impaired and the 12 staff of the Rehabilitation Institute for the Blind in Mile 16, Buea-Cameroon through the construction and establishment of a solar powered bore hole. This will greatly reduce the daily ordeals that these students face on a daily basis as they try to get water for their daily use.
The rehabilitation institute for the blind in Buea, Cameroon is facing serious water crisis. Water was supplied by a pressure pump from a nearby catchment. The pump is bad and for 36 months counting, students travel through a very busy road to fetch water, putting them at risk as cars and motor bikes ply this road at high speed. Five of these students have been knocked down by cars, two by bikes, 3 harassed at nights and others suffer from injuries sustained when they fall trying to fetch water.
This project will provide a solar powered bore hole to this institution and put an end to the daily ordeals of these already vulnerable blind students so that they can concentrate more on their studies and avoid the grave dangers they face daily in their quest to fetch water.
Before now, a pressure pump supplied water to the school from a nearby catchment. 3 pressure pumps have been bought and are all bad. The idea of a solar bore hole has a long term impact in that there will never be blackout as is the case with the current electricity supply and the bore hole will provide a constant water supply unlike the pressure pump that constantly gets bad and needs a replacement.