Our Community Challenges
Today in Cameroon especially in the southern part of the country, the cry is not so much the issue of no water though there is need to improve on the volume but the greatest challenge is that of access to clean and good quality water for drinking.
However, women and children still trek long distances in communities to fetch drinking water for their families.
Research and statistics show that several thousand of people die every year as a result of water related ailments.
Today it begins with diarrheal and then deteriorate into cholera and the rest.
Access to clean toilets and availability water in these toilets remain a huge challenge in most communities in Cameroon. Particularly the rural communities consider this as a luxury.
Many schools operate with water leaving the pupils, students and the teachers at their own mercy.
Many markets function with no public toilets and where there exist, the hygiene and sanitation conditions lives much to be desired.
Hand washing practice is still to be taken seriously by many even at a time when many are suffering and dying of diseases associated with negligence in simple hand washing with soap.
With your timely and appropriate support:
Bridgers embarks on a massive sensitization campaign on hand washing with soap.
We are using our volunteers to raise community awareness on the necessity for clean toilets and the economic implications in their lives of negligent attitudes of the ills the WASH program set out to fight.
We wish to provide more boreholes to communities that lack portable water and improve on the hygiene condition of existing water facilities at the grassroots.
We ear-mark rehabilitating every water catchment that does not meet the standard of providing clean and safe drinking water. We ensure during this process that the planting of water friendly trees is done in collaboration with the locals and the Municipal authorities.
We are also friendly and so solicit as well as welcome gifts and donations of water purification equipment, water supply, borehole pumps, mobile toilet facilities that could help solve the above challenges raised.
We pledge working with community councils, traditional and administrative authorities, school heads and good will personalities such as donors and philanthropists like you to go through these challenges which guarantee the attainment of sustainable development.
You have a role to play!