Encouraging students, including girls, to do sciences by providing a science lab in a rural high school. Science education would enable them to become doctors, teachers, and other professionals.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
This high school in Cameroon cannot offer advanced science classes because there is no lab. All science students from the area must seek admission in a larger town, where living is expensive (rent, water, electricity, cooking stove, food, etc.). With a lab, hundreds of students would benefit directly each year. The entire community would benefit by more students staying in the village renting housing, purchasing food and other items.
How will this project solve this problem?
We will work with local groups, including the Parent Teacher Association to build classrooms and administrative offices. Our partners in Cameroon would execute the plan and would construct the lab on the campus of Tatum High School.
Potential Long Term Impact
The project would result in the first science lab in a high school in the area.
Total Funding Received to Date: $400
Funding Policy: subsidized/guaranteed
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $400 as of May 12, 2004. The original project funding goal was $19,870.