Social Development International

To facilitate the social and economic empowerment of the poor and vulnerable inhabitants in communities, enabling their participation in the process of building a more developed, integrated, egalitarian, peaceful and sustainable nation state.
Apr 24, 2015

Gender and Capacity Building - We Make it Happen in Cameroon

Teenage Mothers and Adolescent Girls on 08/03/2015
Teenage Mothers and Adolescent Girls on 08/03/2015

Dear Friends, Donors and Supporters,


We are making it happen in Cameroon on gender and capacity building. Do you know we had 50 adolescent girls and teenage mothers’ volunteers to spread the news on “Gender and Capacity Building” for close to two weeks March 01 to March 10, 2015 in Great Soppo, Bonduma, and Molyko surroundings. Brief training on house hold family presentaions, direct communication and community mobilsation was given to them before the start of the international womens day week.


500 Reproductive Health leaflets, 300 HIV/AIDS leaflets, two days Revival Community Radio talk shows on young women and Entrepreneurship and more than 88 families reached on the Role of the Girl Child on Post 2015 development agenda.

Twenty two teenage mothers and adolescent girls join the South West Region women groups on March 08, 2015 at Bongo Square, Buea, Cameroon in celebrating the 2015 International women’s Day.
See them on their women’s Day clothes – Pictures attached. We can do more with your support.

 Thank you.

Teenage Mothers and Adolescent Girls on 08/03/2015
Teenage Mothers and Adolescent Girls on 08/03/2015
Feb 9, 2015

Nutritional Health, Tropical Diseases and WASH in Buea Rural Schols with Maaike

Maaike in classroom
Maaike in classroom

Friends, Donors and Suporters,

Maaike, a dutch medical volunteer took over from our Last Volunteer from the UK on children nutritional health and WASH activities for four weeks - November 11 to December 12, 2014.

Maaike, did research about nutrition health, WASH and tropical diseases realities in schools, prepared handouts with information from school nutrition, WASH and tropical diseases affecting school children’s education.


She prepared lessons and taught one lesson a week in each of the three Government primary schools in Bonduma/Bokoko villages and three schools in Tole village -Government Primary school, Presbyterian primary school, Baptist primary school.


In the first lessons, she taught balanced plate using local resources, eating habits, then lessons on WASH. Malaria, HIV and Ebola watch out precautions ended Maaike four weeks with us.

Thank you Maaike and supporters

Jan 29, 2015

Girls' Tech Documentation Center Established and Women Monitoring Women

Womem help women on followup in Buea
Womem help women on followup in Buea

Friends, Donors and Supporters!

The “GIRLs’ TECH Documentation Center” established with eight computers costing, one photocopier costing, three long tables costing and ten chairs costing, internet equipment, installation and three months usage bill, International call box costing, Scanner costing, Fridge. This center is geared towards equipping girls and young women with practical secretariat documentation skills, knowledge and aptitude (SKA) for self-employment and jobs in Computer, Information technology, clerical duties and secretary ship. Total US$5 205

In the months of November to December 2014 and January 2015, we were able to monitor and follow up the activities of four women groups in Tole, Tiko, Mutengene, Mamu Villages and five teenage mothers groups in Bolifamba, Muea, Tole, Tiko Villages on implementation of entrepreneurship and financial literacy training SKA.
During these visits we were able to assist them; draw up implementation plans for group businesses and plans for sourcing seed money within Cameron micro finance Institutions, while hoping to get funding from our supporters, friends and donors. Seed money of US$ 450 has been given to four teen mothers to start self-reliant ventures in Bonduma and Tole villages.

2014 Achievement in brief:
1. Well-equipped Teen Mothers’ Institute situated in Buea, up and running smoothly;
2. 80 teen mothers get medical coverage for a year;
3. One hundred and fifty teen mothers trained on life and livelihood skills, knowledge and aptitude;
4. A handicap family girl child sent to school in Tole village;
5. Sensitization, education on the plight of the girl child on International women’s day and international day of the Girl Child; with radio discussion and hand bills distribution.
6. Twenty-five women groups trained on Entrepreneurship and financial literacy in Buea, and Tiko subdivisions.
7. Three trained teenage mothers given jobs at the Teenage Mothers Institute, etc.

We can do more with the continued support of THE GIRL EFFECT FUND and our project supporters, friends and donors.

A section of the Girls TECH Documantation
A section of the Girls TECH Documantation

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