Beginning of this school term Pupils could not believe their eyes after reporting back to school after Jully -August holiday. Their school has new facelift after having the new classroom almost finished.
Although heavy rains, transportation difficulties have slowed construction, our team is still hard at work.
A special thank goes to the ENFIN Funds of the SYMPHASIS Foundation for the recent grant they gave us to continue the work : through your support, we have been able to finish the roof, putting the door and windows ,plastering the walls, give school materials, pay teachers salary and nutrition for the begining of this term .
Thank you again for all those who are kindly contributing their resources to support these needy children and the community.
As always, thank you for supporting our vision of a world where every child with a desire to learn has a safe, permanent, and local place to do so.
We’ve had an amazing year, and it would not have been possible without all of your generous support.
Actually students are at home and will come back to school on the first week of September.
Strong progress has been made so far in finishing the classroom, but we have been very disturbed by heavy raining season which make transportation of materials difficult.
Construction of the toilet building and classroom is nearly finished, some work on the roof remains. Once the roof is completed, the windows and doors will be installed and finishing work will begin.
Through your help, we’ve been able to provided our students with free, quality education in facilities , regular feeding , all the school materials and teachers were regularly paid .
We at WOPA and all the 3 teachers of the Centre scolaire Sikati are grateful to you the donors for your ongoing support. The children of Cameroon, especially in the rural areas, require extra attention and providing them with the materials and a new classroom has made an enormous difference in their educational experience. Let's continue making that difference!
We are pleased to update our supporters about WOPA in Cameroon, which is helping pygmy children to go to school , instead to follow their parents in the forest as usual. With the financial support of the Global giving through your help, we have successfully conducted our project “Access free education for 60 pygmy children’’. Firstly we trained and sensitized population of Mingo’o and around on the importance of the education and to register children at their birth .During this sensitization we have come to find out that people from remote areas are not interested or are not aware on the necessity to establish birth certificates to their children. We started the activity by establishing certificates for these marginalized pygmy children and 64 birth certificates established to children from 1 to 15. Secondly since November 2012, we have been able to provide pygmy children with free, quality education in facilities, free nutrition with one meal per day at school and teachers are regularly paid. IAnother activity, we have made bricks to build a 3 rooms toilet but the doors are not yet put ; The foundation of the new classroom has been set and walls are beginning to take shape. Bricks and sand are brought in by a wheelbarrow and masons are hard at work.
But we had some difficulties due to rain which disturbed the work in the forest when it was dry season in others areas .Another difficulty is the transportation of building materials which is done on the head by the community volunteers of Mingo’o ,on a distance of 10 km ; the road is so bad that vehicles have difficulties to access , only a four wheel drive truck can easily do it . This situation has delayed the work but we are sure to finalize the building in April ending.
Dear Friends and partners,
Greetings from Kribi !
We are pleased to inform you that the sum of $ 10,170 our project “Access free education for 60 pygmy children “ raised during the September Open Challenge from 72 donors is already in our account .
Thank you very much for all your support. It has been indeed very amazing to see how many of you really believe in supporting children's education in rural Cameroon. A very big thank you from all of us here.
Your valuable support made our project “earn a spot on Global Giving “ which means that this project has advantage to remain on Global Giving website and could continue to receive donations.
This is one of our few sources of income for the Centre SIKATI of Mingo’o project and therefore without it we would not be able to continue offering literacy and numeracy. Over and above education the children will also have a safe place to learn and 1 meal per day. This community suffers from unreliable and poor standard public education because of distance.
We shall build a toilet hall, start a classroom, the foundations of a good, safe environment for learning .This construction will start soon on December with the begining of the dry season, as rain is still falling; we are able to pay regularly our teachers salary and feed our pupils for a year.
This may sound insignificant but it is a vital aspect of this Project to provide the children in Mingo’o , who are generally malnourished and come to school hungry, with much needed nutrition and will aid them in concentrating and taking in more from the lessons taught.
Special Thanks go to Mr Jean Philippe Blochet who took a lot from his heavy calendar to advertise our project . It would have been not possible without your support.
Many thanks once again. We would be very happy to hear any feedback from you all.
With kindest regards,
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