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.
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
Nov 20, 2014

Blaise and Marie Claire Goes to School for 2014/20

Children with SODEIT Administrator
Children with SODEIT Administrator

Dear Donors and Friends,

Right to Access affordable and quality Education is a Human Right.This project helps the Achibi Family by sponsoring two of their children - Achibi Blaise and Mari Clare who are primary school pupils of Presbyterian Primary School, Tole Village, Buea, South West Region, Cameroon. Bless who is a class five pupil, received for this school year all his school needs, uniforms, school fees, Parent Teacher Association (PTA) levey, food stuff, books and didactic materials. Mari Clare a class two pupil has also received the same. These costing US$ 305.

These children are now eligible to stay in school, study and receive their basic education for the whole school year of 2014/2015 academic school year thanks to this GlobalGiving and donors.


The entire Achibi family is now very happy and extends their heart felt gratitude to donors and GlobalGiving family for the fact their children are sure to be in school throughout the 2014/2015 academic school year. Receiving the primary school education which is of great importance to them, the family and their community at large.

Children in Class with Teacher
Children in Class with Teacher
Children with Head Teacher
Children with Head Teacher
Nov 7, 2014

Empowering Adolescent Girls: Ending the Cycle of Violence in Cameroon

A group of 3 women on October 11, 2014 in Buea
A group of 3 women on October 11, 2014 in Buea

Dear Donors, Friends and Supporters,

In 2011, a United Nations resolution established 11 October as the International Day of the Girl Child (IDGC), a day designated for promoting the rights of girls and addressing the unique challenges they face. The inaugural day in 2012 focused on the issue of ending child marriage. In 2013 the theme was “Innovating for Girls’ Education.”

2014 Theme -  "Empowering Adolescent Girls: Ending the Cycle of Violence", in recognition of the importance of investing in and empowering adolescent girls and, of preventing and eliminating the various forms of violence adolescent girls experience in line with the post 2015 MDGs,ending poverty with empowering Girls and Women.

For two days,  October 10 and 11, 2014  SODEIT Cameroon was able to mobilise a social Group- ABLE Brothers and Sisters made up of twenty mothers, uncles, fathers and Aunties to educate their communities in Muyuka and Buea on "Empowering Adolescent Girls: Ending the Cycle of Violence". The empowerment and social mobilisation campaigns was sponsored by the "Girl Effect Fund" through their continued support to SODEIT Cameroon "Teenage Mothers Empowerment Project" in Buea, Cameroon. US$1,650 was spent for the two days covering transportation, feeding and ECI materials covering RAPE, INCEST, Girl Child Education and Social Inclusion.

Sixty houses were targeted for the two days but passed the target with seventy-five houses visited with a population of over three hundred in the two towns were effected and  impacted. Thank you "Girl Effect Fund " and "Teenage Mother Empowerment" projects supporters, friends and donors.

We look forward to 2015 IDGC and; be on the alert for our next reports on Women in Financial Education and Entrepreneurship and, our  Teenage Mothers Institute new Innovation with Adolescent Girls Empowerment on ICT in Cameroon.

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