Local Community WASH Program/Cameroon Development and Education Foundation "CADEF" / Charity / Non-profit

WATER HYGIENE AND SANITATION

Although we take it for granted, sanitation is a physical measure that has probably done more to increase human life span than any kind of drug or surgery.

Access to water and sanitation is a fundamental human right and essential to life, health and dignity but access to clean water is a challenge in the developing world around the globe. Water, Sanitation and Health (WASH) is one of the arms used by CADEF to achieve its mission and to a larger extend sustainable development goal 6.
CADEF is involve in promoting WASH in local communities in Cameroon, For Local communities with Some water points which were built over a 100 years ago and are in dying need of maintenance or reconstruction. The work surrounding the renewal of these water points include rebuilding broken and old walls, replacing old rusty pipes and cleaning the water beds. CADEF WASH team identifies water points that are impure, unclean and unhealthy, supplying water from natural springs that are some of the cause of many illnesses among children and pregnant women. Once renovated, these water points will supply constant, clean water to large numbers of families.
Other cases, with some Local communities that suffer from lack of water supply, We initiate the building of new pumping water systems. We initiate the creation of WASH commitees in villages, to maintain the newly installed water supply system, we offer WASH training workshop to community members on how to maintain hygiene pratices at household level as well as the community.
The WASH program is also involve in the implementation of a social behavior change campaigns in communities by organizing talks on good hygiene and sanitation practices at strategic places like community halls, schools, health centers, and churches . These presentations also include comprehensive sanitation and hygiene practices as well as the creation of hygiene and sanitation club in schools.