In Bafoussam, a major town in northwest Cameroon, the children attending the French-speaking Centre Culturel Victor Hugo don’t have drinking water. A borehole has been dug and a water supply system put in place by an Ardèche-based association, Asomocam.
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2015 Student Solidarity Award: The first prize was awarded to the "Ouallam Children and Young Workers Association" (Niger), for its project to create an educational and psycho-social support structure.
The "Special prize" was won by the Hand in Hand Association of the Skema Business School. Organizing educational activities and counseling disadvantaged youths, children of migrant workers, schooled in Suzhou, by students doing their school year in China.
Third prize was awarded to Mexisol, the association of the Ecole Polytech'Montpellier school, and Nana Xhimai, a student association for renewable energies from the Universidad technologica del Valle del Mesquital (Hidalgo, Mexico region). Building and installing of solar-powered facilities in the disadvantaged communities of Hidalgo province in Mexico.