Help Optimize Educational Opportunities - Cameroon

Jan 10, 2014

Christmas and Other Activities - We Ended the Year in Grand Style

Cooking class
Cooking class

It has been an exciting three months - full of activities for the school and the kids.

The school had four international volunteers sent by our partner CESIE Italy. They are Janosi Mozes Emese (Hungary), Francesa Bruno (Italy), Veronica Rodil (Spain), Adeline Tosch (France). They will be at the school till February 2014.

Some of the projects that took place during the last three months were:

  • Polio Vaccination for the pre-Nursery kids: The school kids received vaccination against Polio. Children from 0 to 59 months were vaccinated by medical doctors and registered nurses, 6 -59 months received Vitamin A, while 12 to 59 months received Mebendazole. As you can imagine it was a noisy day - with the very little children crying throughout the process.
  • New School Library opened by the volunteers. Thanks to a number of story and text books donated by our partners, our volunteers where able to open a small Library for the kids and teachers. Every Friday, storybooks are given to pupils to read over the weekend and explain / discuss to their classmates at the beginning of the school week. This does not only keep the children occupied during the weekend, but also help in improving their language considering that most of them are from French background studying English.
  • Home Economic practical exams by class 5 and 6 pupils. At the completion of the final year in Primary School, the children take the First School Leaving Certificate Exams (FSLC). One of the compulsory subjects taken by all final year pupils is the Cookery or Home Economic Practical Exams. In this exam, the children are required to cook any dish of their choice. The school administration helped the pupils to prepare for this exam. It was great fun seeing both boys and girls cooking various dishes, including typical Cameroonian food.

All in all, we ended the year with our Christmas party in school and we also visited and donated food, medication and education suppliers to some orphanages in Yaoundé.

Be sure to watch the brief youtube video of the children dancing.

Your support helped to make this and much more happen.  We are deeply grateful to each and every one of you that donated and contributed, without you, we wouldn’t have ended the Year in a grand style.  

We welcome your on-going support that will help us prepare these precious children for a brigh future.  Please consider making a donation today of $25.00 that will help us do so much more.  Thanks for your support!

Christmas party
Christmas party
Volunteer and kids
Volunteer and kids
distributing Christmas gifts
distributing Christmas gifts



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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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