Bonepoupa, 18 months on

We are always keenly interested in the long-term impact of our actions. Our return to Bonepoupa, the first Orange Village in Cameroon, 18 months after its inauguration, reaffirmed our belief in the project’s usefulness.

 

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village Bonepoupa Cameroon Foundation Orange

 
It was very satisfying to see that the number of visits to the new healthcare centre has increased by over 50% thanks to its equipment and the professionalism of its staff! It was a joy to see 170 students in the 6 new classes. They have committed and dynamic teachers and are making steady progress. Over 90% were promoted to the next grade! And last but far from least, what a joy to see drinking water easily available for everyone. All of these actions contribute to sustaining the local economy.

The Villages express the full meaning of our commitment to education, hygiene and healthcare for the poorest populations. And we are very happy to be continuing our work with the creation of a new Orange Village in Cameroon this winter.

Students in the school yard (left) with Brigitte Audy and Elisabeth Ehabe, Director of the Orange Foundation in Cameroon (centre). Right: the village healthcare centre team.

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healthcare center village orange Bonepoupa

Access to toilets remains key

The November 2015 issue of French magazine Géo features an infographic on access to toilets in the world’s poorest countries. It shows that 946 million people worldwide are affected by the lack of proper toilets, and that it remains a major cause of infant mortality and children - particularly girls - quitting school.

This figure is a stark reminder of the importance of our work in the countries where we are present. In Bonepoupa, and the other villages, we must continue to develop sanitary infrastructure to improve residents’ daily lives.

 

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