Water

Water is one of the most valuable and influential natural resources because of its industrial and domestic importance. Access to safe water is essential to sustain life and indispensable for a healthy and dignified life.

Unfortunately, according to UNICEF, only 44% of people in rural areas of Cameroon have access to safe drinking water.

Many communities rely on doubtful water sources which at times are shared with animals. Moreover, women and children trek long distances to get drinking water; wasting valuable time which could be used for economic and academic pursuit

Objective

To ensure the availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all through the provision of potable water and construction of toilets with hand washing facilities for rural and urban poor communities, health centers and schools.

Provision of potable water

  • Through either gravity, protected wells and boreholes to rural and urban poor communities, schools and health centres
  • Training of water management committees on sustainable water management
  • Creation and Protection of water catchments through tree planting

Achievements

  • More than 10 rural and urban poor communities, 70 schools, and 30 health centers have been provided with potable water.
  • Water management committees have been trained in all communities that have benefited from the water and sanitation program
  • Moreover, the catchment areas of all water projects are protected through life fencing and planting of watershed trees.

Children First Africa is a programme of the Development Office - Piarist Fathers (Cameroon) is owned and managed by Piarist Fathers (Cameroon). We are a humanitarian organization that relies on the trust, goodwill, and generosity of its stakeholders to fulfill its mandate. By holding ourselves accountable, we demonstrate that we are worthy of this trust.

About Children First Africa

About Children First Africa

Children First Africa is a programme of the Development Office - Piarist Fathers (Cameroon) is owned and managed by Piarist Fathers (Cameroon). We are a humanitarian organization that relies on the trust, goodwill, and generosity of its stakeholders to fulfill its mandate. By holding ourselves accountable, we demonstrate that we are worthy of this trust.

Future Plans

  • Help Cameroon is gradually extending her Water and Sanitation program to all the 10 Regions in Cameroon
  • We have provided potable water and constructed toilet blocks with hand washing facilities to more than 150 schools

(AT the end of each, we shall have a PDF downloadable document with proposals and projects where each donor can download to read)

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