"In Futuna, water is not drinkable. While there are still difficulties for the whole population to have access to drinking water, at least our children will be able to drink clean water at school and work in better conditions. For me, it’s a dream come true." Telesia Sekeme, headmistress of the Kolopelu school.
The 700 children of Futuna now have drinking water in their schools thanks to the installation of atmospheric water fountains. This device is an ecological solution as it collects water present in the atmosphere and filters it to provide purified water.
The island's schools are now equipped with 29 atmospheric fountains thanks to the PROTEGE project. PROTEGE is funded by the European Union under the 11th regional European Development Fund (EDF).
An inauguration ceremony was held in the kingdom of Alo at Kolopelu Primary School on Monday, August 24, and a second one was held the next day at Fiua Middle School in the kingdom of Sigave.