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.
Feb 10, 2014

Professional Housekeeping and Childcare Training

Participants during one of the training sessions
Participants during one of the training sessions

On January 25, 2014 in partnership with HELP OUT Cameroon, we started Marta Perrone Professional Housekeeping and Childcare Training in Tole Village, Cameroon. We started with four participants, hoping to train ten participant in Tole village alone before reaching out to other communities.

This program on housekeeping and childcare with adolescent girls and teenage mothers; is a three month training program to be carried out as followed:

• Two month training in Tole village with theory, tutorials, practical lessons, and video lessons;

• One month internship in a hospitality institution (hotel/child care center).

The program courses include laundry (ironing, washing, cloth folding).career development orientation, housekeeping (decoration, hygiene). Basic childcare, health safety, effective communication, protocol, settling family disputes, nutrition, hotel catering, cookery.

At the end of the training, the participants will sit in for an end of training examination, after which, they will be awarded attestations from Marta Perrone professional Housekeeping, USA.

This will enable the participants look for jobs in hospitality Institutions and or Open their own hospitality businesses to cater for  their livelihood and care for their family. Training one participant costs US$ 265.

The training of these future professional Housekeepers, mothers and, leaders of our community is a shared social responsibility; we cannot do it alone without your generous support.

Feb 4, 2014

Orphans and Vulnerable Children After School Class

children in classes
children in classes

Donors, Friends and Supporters,

We started our "After School Classes" for Orphans and Vulnerable children in Tole Village, Cameroon on October  07, 2013. Forty-five Children were identified from two of the four primary schools in Tole but we selected 15 to start with as a result of the limited resources to run the classes. The 15children  were carefully selected after a social inquiry work done by our social worker.

We supplied books, didactic materials and give stipend  to our local volunteer teacher - Abia Taku ; who also is a teacher at the presbyterian primary tole Village. Abia coordinates the classes and also serves as our Children education support contact in Tole. Each month it costs us US$135 to run the classes.

There is high pressure on us for the inclusion of the other needy children, who are in dare need of the classes for their social and cognitive development.

We look forward to your continued support to give quality education to all deserving underserved and underprivilede children in our community.

Investing in Children education is a  responsible and sustainable development venture for the good of all.

Children in Classes 2
Children in Classes 2
Dec 23, 2013

World AIDS Day and Human Right Week December 1-10, 2013

Friends and Donors,

Social Development International celebrates 2013  AIDS day and Human rights week  with radio talk show and partakes in the Regional planning and celebration of AIDS and Human Rights week in Buea.

We engaged Baptist Health Sector HIV and AIDS Free South West Region, Cameroon for the past two months for a partnership. Modalitiies and preparation are all set for a partnership to kick off in January 2014.

Social Development International organised a series of HIV and AIDS talks  in 6 Primary Schools and 3 Teenage Mothers communities  in Buea in past three months. Thus contributing to the 2013 AIDS DAy World Report

 

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