Water & Sanitation Programme
OneWorld Foundation continues with its Water & Sanitation Programme. This time we've partnered with Vicony's Global Success World NGO (VGSW) in Northern Cameroon. The Bome valley is an isolated community in one of the least developed Divisions of the North West Region of Cameroon. This community has a secondary school and five primary schools whose infrastructure and toilet facilities are in a deplorable state. After several incidents due to the poor state of the sanitation facilities, the head teachers of the schools have banned the use of the toilets. This has led many pupils to seek privacy in nearby bushes, abandoned constructions and water streams. In this way, diseases are easily spread, affecting more and more students. What is more, there are even cases of students bitten by snakes.
With the support received by OWF, our partners from VGSW will be able to construct gender sensitive latrines for girls and boys in the Bome valley. The latrines will be used by 180 primary school students and 10 teachers. They will have a safe, clean and comfortable place to use instead of using bushes. Students will also receive training on the importance of proper hygiene and sanitation. Teachers will be encouraged to raise awareness of preventable diseases. Primary school students will learn how important hygiene is and how washing their hands can reduce the risk of getting sick.