The Help Cameroon foundation focuses on rural primary schools in areas where most households live in some of the poorest conditions, areas where safe drinking water is often kilometers away from homes, where the water that is more readily accessible is unsafe for drinking and are often breeding sites for mosquitoes and related malaria problems. Often these are surface water such as ponds, lakes, creeks or streams that are also vulnerable to sewage contamination.
It is for this reason that Help Cameroon are raising funds to build and service boreholes and other means of water supply to improve rural access to safe drinking water and reduce the risk of water-borne or water related diseases. Primary schools that have received such water points have shown reduced problems with water-borne/ water related diseases. The improvements in the health of the children have also resulted in their better academic performances.