Reach Out Cameroon (REO)

Community Vision Underprivileged and marginalized groups are aware of their rights to participate in decision making, have equal access to resources and benefits, and become self-reliant within a supportive policy environment for sustainable development in Cameroon. Core Values ACT: Accountability, Commitment, Transparency Organizational Mission REACH OUT supports underprivileged and marginalized groups within the communities on health issues, wealth creation, and provide capacity building and information through the use of participatory approaches and advocacy. Vision for the organization REO is a self-sustained organization, attracting skilled staffs that work in cohesion to deliver se...
Mar 17, 2014

Progress Report

Beneficiary expanding her saloon Business
Beneficiary expanding her saloon Business

Dear Donors,

We focused during this phase of our ongoing effort of making an impact on girls’ education in Cameroon to follow up and ensure proper implementatio as well as evaluate the impact of your donations on the lives of our target beneficiaries. So far, Reach Out Cameroon through your support has brought light to the lives of 36 girls in Tole and Bakweri town who are today “counting their blessings and naming them one by one”.

Based on assessment and the need, the capacity enhancement centre was extended to the heart of our beneficiary community- Tole to accommodate an after school progam for the underprivileged kids in the community as well as reduce the cost of transportation to the lone centre operated initially. Based on the trainings that were offered to the girls on HIV and AIDS, Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT), Family Planning, Nutritional counselling and Gender Based violence, the recent evaluation and follow up sessions proves the putting of knowledge into practice by the beneficiaries. They can now regulate their births, sponsor their children to school, take care of their personal needs as well as care for their aging parents.

In the current partners meet up by the Global Giving representative to Cameroon (Britt Lake), beneficiaries expressed their joy:

Vastina Nguti , “I never knew how to go about opening my own saloon but thanks to the grant given to me be my Reach Out Cameroon, I could sell the items, manage my business and invest more to start up my own beauty saloon” she confessed.

Mbah Esther, “Reach Out has taught me to be financially independent, not to only rely on my husband for all my needs. I pray other girls learn from me”

Clodine Manyi Tole “ I no longer have time to run after men for money. All I do is spend time on my business and think of improving it. Thanks a million to Reach Out Cameroon for empowering me economically”

Expect our next report in three months as we assure you your donations are creating an impact in the lives of our beneficiaries.

Beneficiary of saloon business putting donated ite
Beneficiary of saloon business putting donated ite
Beneficiary serving a client at the market square
Beneficiary serving a client at the market square
Beneficiary of smoked fish business
Beneficiary of smoked fish business
Dec 18, 2013

Progress report on Make an Impact of 20 girls

receving theoretical lessons
receving theoretical lessons

Hello Dear Donors,

We are pleased to update you on the progress of the Keep a Girl Alive project and the impact your contributions are creating in the lives of our beneficiaries and their communities as a whole. In this phase of the Keep a Girl Alive (KGA) project, 18 women and girls were identified from the vulnerable community of Tole and small Soppo of the Buea neighborhood and trained on the cultivation of mushroom for income generation and to improve their nutritional content by using mushroom as a substitute for meat, fish and other protein sources which are not affordable for the poor and underprivileged.

Mushroom is good for supporting HIV-AIDS infected people because mushrooms consist of many healthy nutrients which help to strengthen the human body and the immune system. It is not very strenuous that neither much energy nor a large piece of land is required but it can be cultivated in a room. Furthermore the costs for the production are very low.

Appreciating Reach Out Cameroon for the innovative means of making money and having beef for protein, one of the participants, Esther from Tole said she was going to harness the knowledge to create employment for herself while teaching other girls in her community on how to go about its production. The girls also had the opportunity to accompany some staff of the wealth creation department to training in snails cultivation organized by the snails for life CIG, with similar objectives as the training for mushroom cultivation explained above.

It was also time to monitor the beneficiaries of petit business to ensure that they are breaking even and to guide them on how to go about calculating their profits and the need to save and expand the business. The experience was encouraging as from the items donated to the beneficiaries previously, they had expanded their businesses by added other commodities that where in high demand in their communities.

Expect our next report in three months and be assured your contributions are making impact on the lives of those we service.

practical lessons
practical lessons
practical lessons continue
practical lessons continue
displaying specimen
displaying specimen
family picture of beneficiaries
family picture of beneficiaries
ready to eat mushroom
ready to eat mushroom
Sep 26, 2013

Progress Report of Keep a Youth Alive (YEP)

Arts and craft practice
Arts and craft practice

Hello Dear Donors,

We are delighted to brief on the update of the Youth Engagement Program (YEP). It is however important to note that we received an amount of 75 USD for the project which could not cover the cost of the implementation. Thus, Reach Out resorted to seek funds from other friends and partners to keep the smile in the faces of the kids as it has always been the case in the previous years.


This year, 175 Youths from Douala, Bakweri Town and Tole of the Buea Municipality benefited
in the Youth Engagement Programme which seeks to distract them from risky behaviors, such as juvenile
delinquency, drug abuse, HIV/AIDS and STI’S. Participants received lessons and practical exercises on Hygiene and Sanitation, Generalities of Health, Human Rights, Craft work and Environmental Sanitation.


At the closing ceremony attended by parents and administrative authorities, children exhibited and showcased all
what they have been able to acquire throughout the one month period. Children also received back to school materials like books, pens and pencils and hygienic packages like bathing soaps and toothpaste.

Expressing her gratitude to Reach Out Cameroon and partners, one of the parents who doubles as the head teacher for the school where the programme took place in Tole had this to say “During the summer holidays, youths are
most often left to themselves which could expose them to getting themselves involved in risky behaviors. By providing an alternative to fill in their summer holidays, the children are kept busy and they develop valuable skills, which result into positive behavior”



practicals on weaving
practicals on weaving
Materials set for distribution
Materials set for distribution

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