Help Optimize Educational Opportunities - Cameroon

 
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Here's an update on the school:

The school is doing very well and has seen a tremendous increase both in registered pupils and partners supporting the children and the school.   Thanks to your support and the support of other donors worldwide, we have been able to expand and continue to do so.  We also have on a continual basis young German volunteers that spend up to one year teaching in the school.  In December, we celebrated Christmas with a Christmas party and you can see photos in this update.

The number of children has now increased from 50 to 100 children. Although our school is brand new in the area, the staff's mission is to ensure its promotion at all levels. Consequently, the school takes part in all the activities organized by local education authorities and major ones organized by other International structures.

We plan to add additional classroom space this year and welcome your support as we do this.  This would enable us to enroll additional children that are on the waiting list.  Please share this update with your friends and family inviting them to join you in supporting this noble venture.  Thanks for your support!

Group photo - Kids
Group photo - Kids

Dear GlobalGiving friends

School resumed on the 13th of September 2010. We are happy to report that during the summer months, 4 new classrooms and a playground were added to the school. We have identified some disabled and orphan children who will receive free education for this academic year.

We count on your on-going support to help provide these children with school and teaching supplies and school uniforms. We value children as individuals and place them at the center of all we do.

Our school strives to foster an inclusive environment where children feel secure, learning is enjoyed, and good behavior is expected and rewarded. Respect, responsibility, leadership and initiative are actively promoted and all contributions are valued. We strive for excellence in all we do. All members of the school community are encouraged to work to their full potential and achieve to the best of their ability.

We were fortunate to have the support of volunteers and we appreciate their commitment. Our volunteers this year include Max from Germany, Felix from Germany, Adam from the USA and Jamie from Canada. They are all presently in Cameroon and helping us with teaching assignments.

Finally, we thank you all for your general support and donations. We sincerely hope you will continue to support this project. We also invite and encourage you to visit our school one day and give a smile to the children. They will be happy to see you in person and we would warmly welcome you.

Best wishes

new classrooms
new classrooms
new classrooms 2
new classrooms 2
Just precious and full of potential...
Just precious and full of potential...
Fun times with a volunteer
Fun times with a volunteer
Children at school
Children at school

Warm greetings.

We are excited to report that the past 6 - 7 months have been a time of tremendous growth and progress. We are so grateful for this opportunity to invest into the lives of these children, the future leaders of Cameroon, Africa and potentially the world.

Thanks to your support through GlobalGiving and the support of other organizations:

1. We have been able to support more children and increase enrollment from 50 to 100 (a 100% increase).

2. The school children all now have beautiful and colorful uniforms. (see photos)

3. We also have one additional desk for 2 orphan children (who previously we had to send home as we could not accommodate them).

4. The school and children have received teaching and school supplies, clothes and shoes.

5. The school took part in all the activities organized by local education authorities and major ones organized by other International institutions.

We sincerely and gratefully thank you for your donations and on-going support. Thanks for joining us in changing the lives of children in Cameroon. We appreciate you so much.

With your continued support, we will achieve our goal of moving into a permanent structure. This permanent building will provide a safe and conducive learning environment.

We welcome your feedback, school supplies donations (through Develop Africa) and suggestions on how we can attract more support.

cordially and best wishes

Play and relaxation
Play and relaxation
With volunteer outside school
With volunteer outside school

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Organization

Develop Africa, Inc.

Johnson City, Tennessee, United States
http://www.developafrica.org

Project Leader

Ajomuzu Collette Bekaku

Founder/Executive Director
Yaoundé, Centre Region Cameroon

Where is this project located?

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