International Centre for Environmental Education and Community Development (ICENECDEV) on the 7th September 2012 to mark International Literacy Day donated books to the needy pupils in the Presbyterian Primary School Great Soppo Buea:
Nchinda Daniela 7years
Ndingwan Colins Sabum 9 years
Mofor Emmanuel 9years
Mbella Daniel Ngalle 9years
The back to school project activities of ICENECDEV aimed at assisting the less privileged notably pupils, juveniles, inmates and students. ICENECDEV executive Director,Fongoh Eric said his organization will continue to ensure that the academic performance and psycho-social development of the pupils are improved. He called on the children to be god-fearing, respectful and strive in their studies.Fongoh Eric urged the teachers of the institution to assist the pupils to properly make full use of the donated books at home and in school.
The head teacher of Presbyterian Primary School Great Soppo Ngowo Lydia thanked ICENECDEV for their gifts and kind gesture and requested more. She presented a catalogue of problems that include school library, basic generic drugs, water, sanitation, and access to information technology.
ICENECDEV is actively involved in community education where the local inhabitants are provided with skills knowledge to help them solve problems facing their various communities through community contact programmes, workshops and conferences.
WATER AND SANITATION
ICENECDEV is connecting communities to knowledge, experience and resources to help build a better life in rural and urban communities.ICENECDEV is working with community group leaders to develop their local capacity to help them solve their own problems especially the issue of inadequate rural water supply and sanitation through waste reduction programs. Every year about 3.4million people mostly children, die from disease associated with inadequate water supply, sanitation and hygiene.
ICENECDEV empower communities and individuals to take more control of their own health as part of building a more just world for a healthy environmental sanitation. According to the report of the Cameroon national institute of statistics (NIS) the level of accessibility to urban service are very low with less than 40% of the household s connected to the portable water network and more than 85% of the urban of the urban population using individual polluted sanitary methods about a thousand Cameroonians die every year from water related diseases.