Help Optimize Educational Opportunities - Cameroon

Apr 16, 2012

Learning About Self-Esteem and Color

Children visit cultural center
Children visit cultural center

Dear Donors,

Here's an update on what has been gping on at the school over the past months. 

The children at the CAPEC school have benefited from a series of trainings. One of such training was on girls self-esteem organized by Peace Corps Cameroon and US Embassy Cameroon. On the 21st of February 2012 at 3.00pm, a delegation of women from Peace Corps Cameroon and US Embassy visited the Bitame Lucia Nursery and Primary School to speak to the girls about Self Esteem.  The women who visited were, Mignon Turner, Cultural Affairs Officer, US Embassy, Cameroon, Mrs. Viban Gladys, Cultural Affairs Specialist, US Embassy, Cameroon, Mathis C Susette, Community Liaison Officer, US Embassy, LaHoma Smith Romocki, Country Director, Peace Corps Cameroon, Victorine, and Rozalia Romocki from USA.  The one day course consisted of presentation about color, drama, fashion parade and dancing

The program began with an opening prayer and a welcome song lead by Mrs Viban Gladys, after which she introduced Rozalia Romocki, the brain behind the project who discussed about “Color” while illustrating in a chat. She told the children to be proud of their color, black is beautiful. They should accept and love themselves as they are. She talks about their self image and the confidence built, for the children to retain and carry home this message, a short sketch was performed for them to know what is meant by loving and accepting their color.

The children at school also had the opportunity to visit “Salon International De L’artisanat du Cameroun”, International Arts and Crafts exhibition. The aim of this visit was to exposure and widen the perspective / horizons of the children on the important of art and craft - which has been introduced as a subject in the school curriculum. 20 pupils selected through random sampling technique accompanied by the following teachers: Mr. Achakeng Vincent, Madam Shuri Gladys, Mr. Toh Sylvester and Madam Katharina Herger. These teachers were assisted by the Manager of Bitame Lucia, Mr. Leonard Ngenfue and the proprietress Madame Ajomuzu Collette. The first exhibition stand we visited was “The Plantain Leaves Guy”. The architect explained how he came out with such wonderful work. He also presented a book made from leaves of plantains and bananas.

Your funds help to support such training and their total education, ensuring that the opportunities of the children are truly enhanced.  Thanks for helping us enrich and make a huge difference in their lives.

With the best of wishes

Ajomuzu Collette



cultural center group photo
cultural center group photo
Visit by Peace Corps - training on self esteem
Visit by Peace Corps - training on self esteem

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Develop Africa, Inc.

Johnson City, Tennessee, United States

Project Leader

Ajomuzu Collette Bekaku

Founder/Executive Director
Yaoundé, Centre Region Cameroon

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