Hygiene continues to be a pressing problem in Bambui, deriving from two main factors: complete lack of sanitation infrastructure and cultural habits.
Within the village, 99% of the schools have no sanitation, or if they have is very rudimentary.
This has a great impact on daily lives, especially on children who are more liable to suffer from recurrent diseases such as vomiting, diarrhoea and stomach pains on a daily basis (about of 40% of students are reported to suffer from these problems) and are forced to interrupt their lessons to go to the bush.
Alongside a project of sanitation improvement, the scope of this scheme is to train health promoters to address the issue of hygiene standards at 19 schools (15 primaries, 2 secondary and 2 technical) and within the local community in general.
By forming a team of active health promoters we aim at producing promotional hygiene packs containing initiatives such as awareness workshops or plays for children, teacher’s training in this topic and the development of posters and other visible signage addressing good practices.
At the end of each session, particularly in schools, children will be awarded a Hygiene Passport confirming they have attended the workshop.
Phase 1 Details
Head of Programme: Mariana Matoso
Project Team Leader: Teresa de Sousa
Project Assistant: Nweguh Eric
Sector Coordinator: Edwin (PR of the Cameroonian Youth) and GS Macha Head Teacher Njuakom Francis
Applicant: BVC (Education Committee)
Local Partners: Tubah Council & Bambui Water Authority; Primary & Nursery Inspector, Mr Mbufong Walson
Other Partners: Engineers Without Borders UK
Estimated Cost: £500
Community Funds: £50
Other Funds: Reignite & Canning Trust
Timeline: 1 Year