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.
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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Oct 17, 2013

International Day of the Girl Child In Cameroon

Group picture on Launching Day
Group picture on Launching Day

October 05, 2013 Social Development International (SDI) and The Girl Effect Fund of Global Giving USA, launched the International day of the Girl Child 2013 with 30 teenage mothers, their children, three international Volunteers, the Press, SDI executives, cross community members and invited guests in attendance. The day started at 10:00 AM with training sessions done by ILse from Netherlands, Fiona from England and Dida Rose a Gender and Women Empowerment Masters student from the University of Buea. Three training sessions were followed by Girl Child Post 2015 Development goals Declaration, Choral shetches, Debates,Drama, Role games with goals all centered on the Girl child Innovative and Inclusive Education, Health care, Ecomnomic Empowerment, Political Freedom, and Social Wellbeing. At 2:20PM the media community took over the day with series of interviews with teenage mothers representative, Volunteers, Community members and SDI Executive team.

The day ended with a dinner and a promise to champion the cause of the Girl Child innovative and inclusive Education in all frontiers at all cost.

October 11. 2013 International Day of The Girl Child. Theme: Innovate for the Girl Child Education.

Day's program:

  • Singing of National Anthemelcome and open Speech by CEO of SDI
  • Reading of the Girl Child Declaration
  • The Guiding Principles of the Declaration
  • The recommended goals
  • Lunch Break
  • Presentation of Scketecs, Drama, role play
  • Press Interviews

The maiden celebration commenced at 11AM.

After the National Anthem, the welcome speech was closely follewed by the reading of the Girl Declaration which is a call to action to put Girls at the heart of the post 2015 development agenda. Seven selected Girls presented the declaration. Participant had lunch of snacks and drinks before coming back to the celebration Hall for socio-cultural and psycho-educayional activities. This activities included, singing, fashion parade, traditional dancing, debate and drama.

In our next report, Watch out for the opening of our Teenage Mothers Institute in Buea and the extention of the project to new communities in Tiko Sub division.

Thank you Girl Effect Fund and GlobalGiving Donors

With warm regards,

Nzue Maxentius Eseh

Teen Mums Rep delivery speech
Teen Mums Rep delivery speech
The Eden News Paper
The Eden News Paper

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Sep 26, 2013

Vegetable Gardens for 2013 - 2014 Academic is Ongoing

Okra from demonstration plot
Okra from demonstration plot

Dear Friends and Partners,

Silas,  our Local  Volunteer for vegetable gardens did a tremendous job over the long vacation; when the University of Buea, department of Agriculture students and Primary school pupils where on long vacation for three months.

Silas,  maintain the Demonstration plot,  the Bonduma and Bokoko school gardens with the head teachers, and we able to get bountiful harvest.

We have started new gardens at  the demonstration plot, bokoko and Bonduma primary schools. We are waiting for the new International Volunteer from Germany and the Agriculture Department Students, come October 10, 2013.

Five new farmers group from maumu and Bolifamba communities have joined our project. Pictures attached are  Okra harvested from demonstration plot and new school garden at bonduma.

We can not do all these without your support.

With warm regards,

School Garden
School Garden

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