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.
May 5, 2014

Mutual Health and Financial Literacy for Women Groups in Cameroon

Financial Literacy Training planning
Financial Literacy Training planning

Friends and Donors,

After one year training program with adolescent girls and teenage mothers in Bolifamba in building their capacities to assist them fit into the 21st century society.  Seventy-0ne (71) Mutual Health Cards were given to the teenage mothers and their babies to assist them in their hospital bills and  health challenges. With the use of these cards, 80% of the hospital bills of the adolescent  girls/teenage mothers  and their babies consultation and medication will be catered for by the Buea Mutual Health organisation through Social Development International (SODEIT)’s registration of the girls/teens and their babies in the Mutual Health Fund. This cost US $ 900 for a year coverage.


A two day training workshop on financial literacy for women groups in Fako Division of the South West Region of Cameroon organized by Social Development International (SODEIT) for a period of 5 months is aimed at building women’s capacity in managing their money and businesses. The workshop is expected to train 150 women from 75 women groups in the four sub-divisions (Buea, Tiko, Muyuka and Limbe) of Fako Division in the South West Region, 150 participants manuals , prepared, consultants and facilitators hired. Each workshop will be attended by 30 participants from 15 Groups. Costing  US$ 750 each workshop.  Following the preparations of the workshops, the Ministry of Women Empowerment and Family promotion; regional and sub-delegates were contacted to assist in the mobilization of the women groups and the following dates are schedule and program of activities were developed thus:
Workshop in Sub-Dvivions
01 Buea 16th to 17th May, 2014 Buea
02 Tiko 12th to 13th June, 2014 Tiko
03 Muyuka 10th to 11th July, 2014 Muyuka
04 Limbe (1st Workshop) 14th to 15th August, 2014 Limbe-rural
05 Limbe (2nd workshop ) 11th to 12th September,2014 Limbe-urban

Each Day Activities
Day 01 Details
8:30 – 9:15 a.m. Workshop plan and Introduction
9:15 – 10:00 a.m. Overview
10:00 – 10:30 a.m. Coffee Break
10:30 – 12:00 noon Accounting Conventions/Principles;  Voucher system and Book keeping
12:00 – 1:30 p.m. Cash Book and  Petty Cash
1:30 – 2:15 p.m. Lunch
2:15 – 3:00p.m. Bank Reconciliation
3:00 – 4:00p.m. Financial Statement
EVALUATIONS     and End of Day 01
Day 02 Details
8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Recap
9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Accountability
10:00 – 10:30 a.m. Coffee Break
10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Budgeting
11:30 – 12:15 p.m. Distribution of Overheads
12:15 – 1:00 p.m. Audits
1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Managing Assets
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Action Plan and Evaluation
2:30 – 4:00 p.m. Lunch, Closing and Departure

Every Woman needs financial literacy training ..Joins us to empower them.

Mutual Health card 1
Mutual Health card 1
Apr 25, 2014

Children Read and Spell with Confidence in Bonduma

Children touch typing to improve their skills
Children touch typing to improve their skills

Friends and Donors,

A twenty-two years old proven Touch-type Read and Spell (TTRS) is highly successful at improving reading, writing, spelling and self esteem of pupils and children of Bonduma village in Buea through the medium of touch-typing in a unique, multi-sensory, dyslexia-friendly way at the Teenage Mothers Institute, Buea. TTRS multi-sensory, dyslexia friendly computer course designed to improve reading, writing and spelling skills through the medium of touch-typing from - https://readandspell.com.


This pilot phase kicked off on March 26th, 2014 and will end on April 29th, 2014. Two instructors were trained to handle the training of the Children at our Teenage Mothers Institute Multi Media Center.
Twenty-seven pupils from Government School – G.S Bonduma I and Government Bilingual Practicing School – GBPS Bonduma) participated. Two hours of learning period each working day of the week (Mondays to Fridays) is a structured program of phonics and aims to develop literacy skills, confidence, self-esteem and motivation of children to read and spell with ease through the internet.


Twenty-seven children from Government School – G.S Bonduma I and Government Bilingual Practicing School – GBPS Bonduma) participated in the pilot phase with the registration of 18 and 9 (27) pupils of classes 4, 5 and 6 respectively. The pupils were very pleased with the program and performed positively as there were 22 pupils who scored a 100% in some Modules of each Level and just one pupil recorded a score of less than 50%, that is 41% at the first Module of Level one. In all, the TTRS program is composed of 24 Levels with each having 30 Modules. Most of the pupils due to the Easter Break completed/ended the program at the third Level while the very slow ones are still in Level one.
Computer skills and internet access are directly related with poverty eradication and social development for the underprivileged, underserved children and their communities.


While Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is a compulsory subject in Cameroon, did you know that many children and youth never get the chance to learn basic computer skills through an actual computer?
Our goal is to go mobile on Wheels with laptops and TTRS to reach rural communities. We need to create the learning environment which will enable underprivileged and underserved children connected with our ever-changing, digital world of information.


Quality Education is Children’s Right.
Let support our future leaders with quality education in our communities, we can do it.

Score card of a Pupil touch typing
Score card of a Pupil touch typing
A Pupil touch typing to improve his skills
A Pupil touch typing to improve his skills
Apr 7, 2014

GIRL CHILD FIGHTING HIV and AIDS WINDING UP

SODEIT Teens and staff pose for health campaign
SODEIT Teens and staff pose for health campaign

Dear Donors and supporters,

We wish to inform you that, we are closing the project on HIV/AIDS incorporating the activities with Teen mother's empowerment. This is done to reduce workload on coordinators and maximize impact in the community with just a little support. 600 handouts on HIV/AIDS printed and photocopy (US$ 40 = 18 800CFA) In the past three months we reach out close to 800 women and girls; with major campaigns on International Mount Cameroon Race of Hope on February15, 2014 and the International Women Day on March 08, 2014.

On february 5, three teen mothers and SODEIT Staff storm the molyko Omnisport targeting individuals and groups and on March 08, 2014 twenty teen mums and friends storm the Clarks quarter to celebrate with the rest of the Buea Community on womens day.

We look forward to your continued support.

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