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.
Dec 20, 2013

Pauline Schroeder Back to Germany

Friends and Donors,

Pauline Schroeder. a German took over from our Last Volunteer Sara E, Feldman from USA  on our agriculture and environmental Activities for 8 weeks:

Pauline  did research about agricultural and environmental topics,  prepared handouts with information from school gardens, climate change, environmental impact and organic farming. So that the next volunteer can directly jump in  the field working  with farmers and school pupils.

She prepared lessons and  taught one lesson a week in each of the three Government primary schools in Bonduma/Bokoko and Government Primary school in Tole for class 5.

In the first lessons, she  taught how to make a vegetable garden“, then lessons about climate change, climate zones and the 4 seasons in Germa and the two seasons in Cameroon.

Organic farming and environmental impact end up the classes.

 

Thank you pauline and partners

Nov 11, 2013

Teenage Mother Community Empowerment Workshops

Teen Mums Saying Thank you
Teen Mums Saying Thank you

Friends and Donors,

Social Development International (SDI) is announcing the end of  community Teenage Mothers workshops for Bolifamba and Muea communities after eight months of intense learning and sharing. The combined end of field activities took place on saturday November 02, 2013 at the Bolifamba Health Centre Hall in Buea, South West Region, Cameroon. In attendace were some invited guardians, parents of the teenage mothers as well as the teenage mothers themselves and children.

 They are now graduates to the next level of capacity building from a weekly session to a monthly workshops and attending the teenage mothers Institute for literacy, practical livelihood and business development courses. We are moving on to new communities of Likomba, Tiko Town and Mutengene of Tiko sub division.

The event activities were:

  • A welcome speech by Suliaman Turay the CEO of SDI Cameroon
  • A word from a parent
  • A word from  a teenage mother
  • Thank you messages and Videos by Teenage Mothers to donors of  The Girl Effect Fund, Global Giving and Social Development International Staff.
  • Lunch and closing

In the opening  , the CEO speech appreciated the turn out from the two communities;  one hundred and twenty initially registered but today we have seventy active participant through the eight months intense activities. This shows that we still have a lot of work to do in this communities..we are their agent of change. We should keep on interacting with them for a change.

The parents' representative thanked Social Development Intermational, Global Giving and The Girl Effect Fund for work well done. The teenage mothers expressed their sincere thanks to all those who have in one way or the other must have contributed to their new sense of reasoning especially Global Giving, The Girl Effcet fund and Social Development International team in Cameroon.

They claimed they have been empowered and we believe them from the sketches,  sense of humor and reasoning compare to when we first met them. They expressed  that , we continued the support we started in their new life and business development endeavours they so cherished.

Thank you The Girl Effect Fund, Global Giving Donors and Friends . We could not have achieve all thses without your support.

Teen Mums Saying Thank you 1
Teen Mums Saying Thank you 1
A cross section of Teen Mums at the closing
A cross section of Teen Mums at the closing
Teen Mums Saying Thank you 4
Teen Mums Saying Thank you 4

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Nov 7, 2013

Blaise and Marie-Stella Goes to School Again in Tole Village

MarieStella ^ Blaise thanking GlobalGiving Donors
MarieStella ^ Blaise thanking GlobalGiving Donors

Dear Friends and Donors,

The 2013/2014 academic year for basic and secondary education started in Cameroon September 02, 2013.

We engaged on sending these two children to complete their primary school education- Blaise in Class four and Marie Stella in class one. These are children of poor and handicapped farming parents in Tole village. Full scholarship , nutrition and sanitation support was approved for them based on the social inquiry we get from our social worker.

We purchased text books, exercisee books, shoes, uniforms, school bags, pay school fees- as they are in a mission school,  and didactic materials for schooling worth US$ 355.

After two months, we went back to the field on Monday November 04. 2013 to monitor Marie-Stella and Blaise progress. We assessed their living, psychological and educational situation.

They are doing well, but still need follow up at home, their nutrition and sanitation need to be improved upon if we are to get them up from their present predicament.

With these development, we made a decision to to get them food, nutritional and sanitation items worth US $91:

One 50 kg Bag of rice, seven tablets of washing soap, two rolls of powered washing soap, ten sachets of tomato paste, one packet of maggi cubes, and five litres of cooking groundnut oil.

We are able to do all this with your hard earned money you donated..

Thank you for your generosity in helping the poorest of the poor in our community.

First Day at School with SDI Staff -Glory
First Day at School with SDI Staff -Glory
Food, Nurtrition and sanitation items presentation
Food, Nurtrition and sanitation items presentation
Family Thanking Global Giving Donors
Family Thanking Global Giving Donors
First Day at School
First Day at School

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