Fondoux Wesleyan School
The 300 students of the Fondoux Wesleyan School walk anywhere from 10 to 45 minutes from their mountain homes to go to class each day. While their water at school is slightly treated, most of their water sources include riverbeds, rain runoff reservoirs, and city water.
It was recently published that 99% of the fatal illnesses in this region of Fondoux come from water contamination. Principal Christian Demero and his school nurse shared their excitement about having clean water for the children to drink. They emphasized the importance of clean water for these children at home, and plan to create a system where children can take buckets of clean water to their families each day.
Recent Follow Up: July 2013
The Fondoux Elementary School now has a solar water-house alongside it’s BioFilter! The school had a well dug in April 2013, and the waterhouse was installed in May of 2013 and has been working everyday! The water-house provides 10 hours/week of clean water to the community and constant clean water access for students and families of students. The school has continued to grow, and now has primary and secondary education, boasting over 500 students!