Clean Water Management

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gegründet 2005
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Koordinator | Jill
Koordinator | Jill
-Design system improvements and maintenance measures to supply ample clean water on an ongoing basis
-Implement interim protective measures This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Alter 18+

Our Program

Too many communities in the North-West Region of Cameroon do not have year-round access to a supply of safe drinking water. Although many have a water supply system of some sort, the systems are often badly in need of both extension and repair. As a result, most villagers are dependent on water from polluted streams during at least one or two months of the dry season. The result is rampant sickness from typhoid, diarrhea and other diseases that can often be fatal to very young children. 

Residents often don’t understand the causes and costs of water contamination. As a result, they may be reluctant to pay the annual water levy to access something that looks the same as the water they can get free from the stream; they don’t provide adequate protection of the areas around the water catchments; therefore, simple and easily implemented measures for water conservation (such as not leaving taps running) and for water purification (such as leaving the home supply to sit a day in the sun before drinking) are neglected.

Municipalities must have reliable and responsive Water Management Committees (WMCs) to apply for and successfully secure grants or loans, and to assess and collect water levies. And to get villagers to protect and conserve their existing water supply, pay the assessment required to upgrade their system, and use available chlorine dispensers in the interim, they need, first, to understand the importance of clean water and, next, to trust their WMC to design and maintain a system that will provide it.

Our Goals

In other words, initially the problem is more social than physical:  each village needs to establish an effective WMC, and the WMCs within a municipality must work together with the local council to apply for grants and loans as needed;  the villagers must value clean water enough to not leave taps running, and to use whatever interim water purification method is established, and to trust and support their WMC enough to pay assessed levies.  

So the first little step that will lead eventually to a lot of clean safe water is to hire an indigenous community organizer to work with local councils, elders, and community leaders in one municipality to develop and implement a plan for funding and maintaining a safe and ample water supply.  If we can help one municipality achieve this goal, we believe it can serve as a powerful model for other municipalities in the area.  

Our main objectives are to implement emergency measures to protect and extend the water supply in the Batibo district (pop. 70,000) and to design system improvements and maintenance measures to supply ample clean water on an ongoing basis.


Amongst others our volunteers will have the following duties and responsibilities

  • Design plans to show where fences should be installed and trees planted in each of the 35 catchment areas that need them, and motivate local volunteers to accomplish this work by explaining why and how these are important.
  • Establish and implement procedures for collecting flow data and locate or generate soil and topography maps for all villages identified in our baseline study as needing water system rehabilitation.
  • Identify up to 10 projects that meet the criteria for the U.S. Ambassador’s self-help grants and work with village elders to prepare applications.
  • Work with our Community Organizer to run village workshops about the importance of clean water.
  • Install and monitor chlorine dispensers at locations where water is taken from polluters streams.
  • Work with Helvetas and Water Management Committees (WMCs) to recruit, train and supervise caretakers.


Lake Oku - Lake Oku is a beautiful crater lake surrounded by lush forest. You can chose to either hike there and back, or take a motorbike taxi there and hike the return part of the trip. Oku Forest is a nature reserved, set up by Bird Life International and there are many species to be found there, including the rare Bannerman’s turaco and a rare breed of frog which is endemic to the area. There are many other rare flora and fauna within the forest.

Savannah Botanic Gardens (SABOG) - The gardens are situated in the town of Bafut and were created by Professor Ngwa Che Ntehnda. The gardens contain many interesting features other than plants, such as the ‘Gardens of Gethsemane’ meditation area and a fruit orchard. There is also a restaurant and bar (housed in a traditional boukarous) and a child’s activity area. It is possible to book a room at the gardens if you want to stay overnight in Bafut.



Um an diesem Programm teilzunehmen, musst du zu Programmbeginn mindestens 18 Jahre alt sein. Es kann Ausnahmen geben, wenn du die Erlaubnis deines/r Erziehungsberechtigten vorlegen kannst oder wenn du von deinen Eltern begleitet wirst
Du brauchst folgende Sprachkenntnisse: Englisch (Fortgeschritten) oder Französisch (Grundkenntnisse)
Engineering and Water Supply or any Similar Qualification auf University Niveau
Benötigte Unterlagen
CV, Motivation Letter und Certificates
Es gibt keine Beschränkungen. Helfende Hände aus aller Welt sind willkommen.
Andere Fähigkeiten
Ability to work on your own in sometimes difficult circumstances, with limited guidance or supervision
Ability to work cooperatively as a team member
Deine Hilfe wird an folgenden Tagen benötigt: Montag, Dienstag, Mittwoch, Donnerstag und Freitag


Dienstleistungen von CAMAAY

The fees cover airport pick up, initial orientation, and first day's food and lodging. We will locate appropriate housing and a housekeeper/cook if desired, but volunteers are expected to pay their own way,

Abholung vom Flughafen Douala Airport

A CAMAAY staff will pick you up from the airport to the accommodation. This is a 7 hour bus drive.

Limitierte Verbindung vor Ort
Was ist NICHT inklusive?
Visa, Flüge, Reiseversicherung und Impfungen sind NICHT in den Programmgebühren enthalten. Bitte kümmere dich um deine eigene Unterkunft. Essen, Snacks und Getränke sind gegen Aufpreis erhältlich.
Der nächstgelegene Flughafen ist Douala Airport (DLA) in Douala. Wir helfen dir günstige Flüge nach Kamerun zu finden.
Ins Ausland zu gehen ist ein Abenteuer, auf das man sich stets gut vorbereiten sollte. Plötzliche Krankheit oder Verletzung, Stornierung oder Diebstahl - eine Reiseversicherung für Kamerun bietet die nötige Sicherheit.
Bevor du deine Freiwilligenarbeit in Kamerun antrittst, solltest du dich noch einmal von deinem Arzt beraten lassen und deine erforderlichen Impfungen für Kamerun überprüfen.

Termine & Preise

Jan Feb Mär Apr Mai Jun Jul Aug Sep Okt Nov Dez
4 - 36 Wochen


Kosten: Preise in USD
4 Wochen (Mindestaufenthalt)
$ 100
36 Wochen (Maximaler Aufenthalt)
$ 100
Durchschnittliche Gebühren
$ 14 /Woche

Bitte beachte, dass die oben aufgeführten Programmgebühren aktuellen Wechselkursschwankungen unterliegen können. CAMAAY wird dich während deines Bewerbungsprozesses über die endgültigen Programmgebühren informieren.
Anzahlung (15%)
Mit der Anzahlung reservierst du deinen Platz beim Freiwilligenprogramm. Die Zahlungen werden von PayPal, unserem vertrauenswürdigen globalen Zahlungsanbieter, abgewickelt. Wenn du kein PayPal-Konto hast, kannst du auch mit einer Kreditkarte bezahlen.
Restzahlung (85%)
Deine endgültige Zahlung vereinbarst du mit CAMAAY während des Bewerbungsprozesses. Normalerweise handelt es sich um eine Banküberweisung oder eine Barzahlung am Projektstandort.

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Clean Water Management

-Design system improvements and maintenance measures to supply ample clean water on an ongoing basis -Implement interim protective measures


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