We are building a school and training centre in the town of Kumbo, Cameroon, providing a safe learning environment, experienced teachers with an aim to sustainably continue to offer educational support services to 100 orphans living in Cameroon yearly as a sustainable project for future generations. After completion, we would increase the intake of orphaned and vulnerable children who have got no means of receiving quality education for admission and training. This will also host the Library
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
There are currently hundreds of orphaned and vulnerable children living in Kumbo,Cameroon, according to Self Reliance Promoters (SEREP).These children have been identified as having lost one or both parents whilst living in extreme poverty. Although SEREP works with many of these children, we are constructing our own school to provide them with a supportive learning environment.Having a school would help 100 children yearly and it would be the first of its kind in Kumbo and its surrounding.
How will this project solve this problem?
The children would be trained in the school on basic literary and numeracy skills. They would also have the opportunity to learn vocational skills in our training centre. Above all they will have a stable, structured environment in which to flourish. Currently we improving our small computer laboratory and all our trainees are receiving quality computer lessons and other vocational and professional courses. A well construction structure will make their learning environment, very conducive.
Potential Long Term Impact
The school and training centre will be able to enrol 100 students yearly. It will remain a permanent social structure where other activities for the benefit of the community will be taking place. It will also provide further education opportunities for adults and act as a community empowerment Centre. At the moment we have got into the partnership with the Humaliayian Institute in Kumbo and the trainees are receiving lessons and vocational training on the making of Jewelry as as selfhelp course.
Total Funding Received to Date: $8,291
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $6,709
Total Funding Goal: $15,000