The right to adequate health and education is realized when every man, woman and child, alone or in community with others, have the physical and economic access at all times to adequate health and education or means for its procurement.
A DRINKING WATER WELL AND TWO TOILETS FOR DISPLACED CHILDREN IN THE VILLAGE OF YABASSI, CAMEROON
In January 2023, Viridiane’s Hope completed its third drinking water well project in Cameroon, this time in the rural village of Yabassi where war displaced children had no bathrooms to use and no water to drink. The children were using an area behind the shack to relieve themselves in the bushes during the school day. Thanks to Viridiane’s Hope, the children and the entire village were blessed with two toilets, and a drinking water well with a tower. With clean water and sanitary restrooms, children will stay healthy enough to learn.
A DRINKING WATER WELL FOR THE RURAL COMMUNITY OF ELOUMDEM, CAMEROON
In November 2022, Viridiane’s Hope completed its second drinking water well project in Cameroon, which provided drinking water to more than a thousand children and residents in the rural village of Eloumdem.
A DRINKING WATER WELL FOR THE RURAL COMMUNITY OF NEW MELONG, CAMEROON
In May 2022, Viridiane’s Hope completed two major life changing projects to support St. Anne School. (1) The drilling of a water well, installation of an electric pump, construction of a water tower with 1000 gallon reserve tank and two distribution systems with 4 faucets each. (2) The funding of 60 multi students’ work stations for six renovated classrooms.
SAINT ANNE CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION PROJECT, NEW MELONG – CAMEROON
In January 2022, Viridiane’s Hope completed its first major project to improve health and education environments of over 300 students at a K-6 school in New-Melong, Cameroon. Saint Anne Catholic School was created in 1965 and experienced serious infrastructure challenges, including old and collapsing school buildings, lack of school supplies, first aid room, trained nurse, and drinking water.
VHCHE grants, in five months time, have supported the construction, electrical wiring and lighting, and interior finishing of two new classrooms, an office with a rear window, a wider front sidewalk the length of the building, and two toilets.
The grants also provided for the complete renovation of two existing buildings with six classrooms.
Thanks to contributions from Virginia Knights of Columbus Councils and Assemblies, the Virginia State Council, the Mount Vernon Columbus Club, and many contributions from individual Knights and other benefactors.
Students at St. Anne’s now have access to a better facility.
Viridiane’s Hope remains open to undertake new projects in rural and underserved communities around the world that aligns with its mission.
A DRINKING WATER WELL FOR CHILDREN AND THE COMMUNITY OF BAMENDA, CAMEROON
ADDITIONAL IMPROVEMENTS AT SAINT ANNE SCHOOL, NEW MELONG – CAMEROON
An additional two-story building for the English section with 6 classrooms, one library, one nurse room, and two toilets.
A computer room to allow for student’s training in basic computer skills.
SAINT ANSELME SCHOOL, BABOUANTOU – CAMEROON
A drinking water well for the school’s community.
Destiny Home, an orphanage in Bonamoussadi, Douala.
Matoutoutou Center for children with special needs in Bonamoussadi, Douala.
Saint John Orphanage in Deido, Douala.
Pediatric Department of the Hospital of Bonamoussadi, Douala.