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KUMBO WATER PROJECT CELEBRATES SUCCESS: 10 YEARS OF CLEAN WATER

OK Clean Water Project

We want to share the good news that the OK CLEAN WATER PROJECT is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year 2013.  We are celebrating access to clean drinking water in six Kumbo sub-divisions.From 2003 to 2013, the OK Clean Water Project has worked with thirty-six (36) villages in six subdivisions of the North West Region of Cameroon. Water is now flowing to forty-three (43) schools and thirteen (13) health posts.

Twenty-eight (28) catchments have been built or repaired.  One hundred and sixty-two (162) public standpipes have been constructed or repaired and more than one hundred twenty-three km of pipes have been laid. This project is a partnership between the OK Clean Water Committee and the villages which has enabled the limited funds available to be used most effectively.  The project has Canadian (Ottawa) and Cameroonian (Kumbo) coordinators who work closely together, hence the name "O.K".

The founding members of the OK Clean Water Project in Canada were Sisters of the Congregation of Notre Dame, CND Associates and friends. The Cameroonian Coordinator is Sister Catherine Molloy, CND and the Consultant is Mr. Visi Edwin.

"OK" WATER PARTNERSHIP

The partner villages are planning celebrations in individual villages; we hope that village members will be able to attend one or more of the celebrations being held in their sub-division. We want these celebrations to encourage a renewed commitment by villagers so that maintenance of existing pipes and expansion into new villages will continue to meet the needs of more villagers in both the rainy and the dry seasons.  A final celebration will be held in Kumbo in November 2013.

The members of the OK Clean Water Project support the statement of Kofi Annan, former Secretary General of the United Nations, who said:

"No single measure would do more to reduce disease and save lives in the developing world than bringing safe water and adequate sanitation to all."

Kofi Annan

Celebration dates:

15/4/2013 Kikaikom/Tooy
20/4/2013 Sakir/Lower Tashibi
23/4/2013 Nsteni
28/4/2013 Romkong
11/5/2013 Fonkava/Duy-N/Upper Tashibi
12/5/2013 Shiy
17/5/2013 Kiyan
18/5/2013 Mbabu
25/5/2013 Kikaikelaki
26/5/2013 Kai in Kumbo Central
5/10/2013 Ngondzen
12/10/2013 Njigaru
13/10/2013 Kitiwum
19/10/2013 Mboshong
24/10/2013 Sop Area I.E. Ndzeti, Ngomrin

 

For more information see the project website:  www.okcleanwaterproject.org

 

CONTACT
Mr Visi Edwin, OK Water Consultant
Tel: 77 76 53 90

or

Sr Catherine Molloy, OK Water Coordinator
molloycmcnd@gmail.com

 

 

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