OK Clean Water Celebrates Another Successful Year with Ottawa Catholic Schools!The OK Clean Water Project is most grateful to the Ottawa Catholic Schools who have supported our water project in Kumbo, Cameroon again in the school year 2014-2015. This year twenty-five schools brought in an amazing $31,264.50! The schools were given a power point presentation including photos, commentary and statistics on the number of villages, pipes, storage tanks, schools and health clinics served by the project. The students and teachers were most creative in their fundraising engaging in such activities as walk-a-thons, read-a-thons, spirit days, coin lines, bake sales, chores at home and other interesting activities to raise money for OK Clean Water Project.
Presently forty-three villages have clean water and more villagers are waiting in hope. As well as providing the materials and planning for the village projects the Cameroonian engineer, Edwin Visi, provides workshops to the villagers to ensure that the sustainability of each village project is maintained. The villagers are responsible for the manual labour to bring the clean water from the springs up in the hills through pipes laid in trenches into the villages. As well they are to make any repairs and other maintenance required.
This year 2014-2015, the following schools have been supportive of the project:
Uplands Catholic, Dr. F.J. McDonald, Good Shepherd, McMaster Catholic, St. Michael- Fitzroy Harbour, St. Gabriel, St. Jerome, St. Daniel, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, St. Bernard, Holy Spirit, St. Augustine, St. John the Apostle, St. George, T.D. McGee, Holy Family, St. Monica, St. Rita, Holy Trinity, Frank Ryan, Chapel Hill, St. Brigid, Msgr. Paul Baxter and St. Catherine. Thank you to All!
Over the past twelve years fifty-five schools have been involved in fundraising activities to raise almost $300,000.to support this life-giving cause. This is amazing! We are most grateful to all staff, student and parents for your ongoing support and concern for our brothers and sisters in our global community. Sr. Cathy Molloy, the coordinator, and Edwin Visi, the consultant of OK Clean Water, and all in Kumbo, Cameroon extend their gratitude to all! Thank You! Beri Wo!.
As the Cameroonians would say "Water is Life!" "Together We Are One1