Drinking water for schools in Cameroon
Mülheim an der Ruhr (Germany), December 7, 2010 – Under the slogan of “Education is the key to success” the association ident.africa is involved in various educational projects in Cameroon. This also includes improving the general conditions for its schoolchildren, e.g. by supplying clean drinking water. Being a longtime sponsor, EASY SOFTWARE AG is delighted to support the latest project by ident.africa, the construction of drinking water supply wells for seven schools in northern Cameroon. In this way, the software manufacturer helps to give the children long-term protection from diseases.
Obtaining water is not only a tedious process for the schoolchildren in northern Cameroon; it also takes a lot of time through the long journeys involved. This significantly restricts attending lessons at school. To make things worse, more often than not the water is contaminated, which is a cause of frequent cases of cholera. “According to WHO (World Health Organization), about 500 children and adults died of cholera in northern Cameroon between May and October this year. Additionally, several thousand cases of the disease were reported during the same period,” explains Fred-Eric Essam, founder and CEO of ident.africa.
That’s why EASY SOFTWARE AG supports ident.africa in the construction of drinking water supply wells for seven schools in northern Cameroon. These wells will supply not only the schoolchildren and school personnel, but also the inhabitants of the respective village, with clean drinking water. The Mülheim-based software manufacturer has been following and supporting the ident.africa projects since 2006. “It is our special concern to promote the valuable work of ident.africa. To us, improving educational opportunities also means acting in a sustainable manner,” says Richard Luckow, Director Direct Sales at EASY SOFTWARE AG.