Help young children learn and grow by providing filtered water, latrines, and health education in their schools. For around 13 dollars per student, this project is changing lives in Cameroon.
Before receiving safe water, latrines, and health education through this project, students at St. Theresia nursery school near Kumbo used the playground to relieve themselves. Diseases related to poor water and sanitation are an ongoing barrier to education in Cameroon, where rural access to water and sanitation is below 50 percent and one in ten children dies before reaching age five. Thousands more nursery and primary school students are still waiting for a clean and safe place to learn.
Trained technicians install latrines and modified biosand filters at participating schools and equip teachers and children to use and maintain them. Health educators help start hygiene clubs for students at each school.
This project will help young children by removing barriers to their health and education, preparing them to work and lead as healthy adults. Behavioral changes learned at school are also demonstrated to positively affect families and communities.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).
Picasa web albums documenting all project work
Thirst Relief, partner org for this project