Ottawa Catholic Schools Raise an Amazing $25,443.84 to Support OK Clean Water!
OK Clean Water Thanks the Ottawa Catholic Schools for Another Successful Year
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 2015-2016. This year twenty-seven schools brought in an amazing $25,443.84! 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. Some students even prepared a presentation to present to other classes . Some staff agreed to have their heads shaven when students met the fundraising goals.
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. An Advisory Committee has been established to oversee the projects in each village and to make suggestions wherever needed.
This year 2015-2016, the following schools have been supportive of the project:
Uplands Catholic, Dr. F.J. McDonald, Good Shepherd, St. Gemma, St. Michael- Fitzroy Harbour, St. Michael- Corkery, St. Michael- Ottawa, St. Kateri Tekakwitha, St. Jerome, St. Daniel, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, St. Luke, St. Bernard, Holy Spirit, St. Augustine, St. John the Apostle, St. George, T.D. McGee, Holy Family, Our Lady of Victory, St. Rita, St. Francis Xavier, St. Brigid, Msgr. Paul Baxter , St. Emily, Holy Redeemer, Holy Trinity and St. Anne. Thank you to All!
Over the past thirteen years fifty-eight schools have been involved in fundraising activities to raise $308,137.30.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 One!”