Oct 28, 2020

Les dernieres nouvelles de la construction

House finished in 3 D
House finished in 3 D

The construction project for the new AGAPE Center is continuing. It has maked a significant progress, but enough resources are still needed.

Thanks to the actions of our main French partner SOLENCA (SOLidarité ENfance CAmeroun) who has supported us in this project since its inception, as well as to the altruism of those who support us, we have succeeded in mobilizing over the past three months, the sum of 9 245 000 XAF or 34 425.44 USD.

This brings us the total amount mobilized from 46 341 494 XAF or 82 895.62 USD to the sum o 55 586 494 XAF or 99 433.06 USD

For the structural work valued at the sum of 66 682 988 XAF or 114,391.48 USD, we still need the sum of 11 096 494 XAF or 19 849.40 USD.

The finishing work is valued at 41,048,812 XAF or 70,417.810 USD

We have therefore already mobilized the sum of 55 586 494 XAF or 99 433.06 USD on the 107 731 799 XAF or 192 710.53 USD. We still have to raise the sum of 52 145 305 XAF or 93 277.47 USD for the project.

We know you are having a tough time, just like anywhere else in the world. And given the level of achievement of this project, we continue to cherish more and more this dream which, over the days, becomes a reality.

We will never stop thanking you for your many contributions, although we still have your invaluable support to carry out this project, in order to better change and transform lives.

Thank you for thinking of us. We are counting on you !!!

Frame laid
Frame laid

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Oct 2, 2020

The third quarter of 2020 at the AGAPE Center

The visit of Sergeant Jean
The visit of Sergeant Jean

      The AGAPE Center during this third quarter of 2020 was a little more lively than the previous ones. With a tendency to gradually return to normal, the center and its inhabitants have seen some individuals, groups of people and organizations return. This was already the case at first, with the visit of Sergeant Jean, a group of executives from the Ribambelles school and the Gaz du Cameroun company. Then in a second step, we had the passage of Sarah and her friends, and Synthia. This period finally ended with a third and final phase, with the results of the young people in the various official exams presented, with the progress of the work of the new center, with the visit of Nelly and the preparation of the 2020-2021 school year.

     The relaxation of restrictive measures put in place by the government to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic, once again allowed us to welcome visitors. This was the case with Sergeant Jean. It is an inhabitant of the district who realized the presence of the AGAPE Center in his district. So he decided to pay us a little visit, find out how it was going, discuss his life experience with the young people and give them clothes. He counseled them and urged them to respect and pray. They had a great time together.

      The ribambelles school and its directors are among the centre's main supporters. They do not hesitate, as far as possible, to show solidarity with the center. This was still the case last July, when a small delegation from the school arrived for the young people. This in order to discuss the pandemic with them, as well as to offer them a package prepared thanks to the efforts of the students, who also participated in this outpouring of generosity.

      Their gift consisted of protective cloth masks, packets of flour, sugar and milk. The young people were very happy to receive this package, and especially to know that it is not only the adults, but also the young people, older or smaller than them, who take care of it. There too, the young people had a lot of fun, because one of the principals, who is a clown (Uncle Féfé), was there. It brightened up the afternoon for the young people, who were very happy.

      Gaz du Cameroun shows us once again its support. Three years ago, during the first visit of Madame Anim and one of her colleagues, they realized that young people could no longer watch because their TV was damaged. And on the eve of the Christmas party and the end of the year celebrations, these two ladies returned with a 42 inch LED TV, to the delight of young people. Ms. Anim returned once again with her colleagues to deliver room supplies for the new center. The latter consists of two beds, two mattresses, six pillows, two bedside tables and two storage tables.

      Sarah is a young woman who lives in Ngangué. She is studying in the field of civil engineering. And since it is fashionable to carry out very positive actions on a daily basis, especially when participating in this type of event, she decided to take a look at the AGAPE Center. She came with her friends and it was a good time again. She conducted discussions with young people on their apprehension of the disease, the temporary cessation of activities, school, house arrest. Then the discussions turned to the journeys of life, starting with her and her companions. It was very uplifting, to the point where she said she was learning things about her friends at the same time as everyone else. Before we went our separate ways and wished him luck on his election, we shared a snack of sandwiches and drinks together.

      Like Sarah, she wanted to visit a reception and care center for young people. Synthia therefore arrived alongside her friends and family members, to show her support for the young people at the center. A good feeling passed between the girls of the center and her, to the point where a very interesting exchange ensued on the questions of intimacy of the girls, namely: how to do your personal toilet well, how to count your menstrual cycle. Her wish is to be able to drop by from time to time, in order to talk to the girls. They brought good humor, but also some school supplies including: notebooks, pens, pencils, rulers, a packet of erasers, a box of pencil sharpeners, protective cloth masks and some clothes.

     The young people gave the best possible of themselves, in order to end this unprecedented and fairly complex school year on a high note. All the young people from the intermediate classes go to the upper class, with annual averages mostly between 10 and 11 / 20. Among the four candidates for the official exams,
it was positive for Oliseh at BEPC and for Melveen at Probatoire A. Negative for Désiré at CAP and for Césare at Probatoire D.

     Construction work on the new AGAPE center is continuing. They were slowed down a bit, like all activities in the world. The roof would have been installed, but all the conditions were not yet met for this to happen. Even if things are not going at the speed we want, the trend is quite positive. The sheaths of the electrical installation are beginning to take their place in the decor, while the plaster begins to transform it. The building already has a radiant face, but the finishing touches still require a lot of effort and sacrifice. So the fight is not over and we still hope we can count on you.

     Nelly is a young lady who belongs to an association of former students of the Lycée Mongo Joseph. She had already visited the AGAPE Center last year, hoping to come back with her association. But it hadn't been. She decided to come back this time alone, to bring and show her support for the back to school of the young people. She came with school supplies, consisting of: notebooks, pens, box of chalk, erasers, rulers and socks. We don't think about socks very often! And that was a really neat idea of her.

     After spending mostly 6 months at home and away from school, the young people will resume classes on Monday 5 October. During classes, we often dream of more holidays. This time, they got it. But, the holidays were so long and a bit more boring than usual, since the young people did not have visits from people likely to offer them outings, fun, uplifting and quite varied activities, because of the Covid-19. Either way, a new school year is starting, and they are very excited when it comes time to head back to school. Still, we took time to reharse some lessons just to recall their memory on school issue.

     Thanks to the various supplies already received so far, the young people will be able to start their lessons. To this end, we would like to thank all those who have already given us their contribution, who have shown their support and who have kindly sponsored certain young people, for their return to school. It is certainly not too late for the rest of you.

The visit of a school leaders from les ribambelles
The visit of a school leaders from les ribambelles
The support and donation of Gaz du Cameroun
The support and donation of Gaz du Cameroun
Sarah & Synthia candidate to Miss Health Cameroon
Sarah & Synthia candidate to Miss Health Cameroon
Progress of the construction project
Progress of the construction project
Nelly and her support for the next school year
Nelly and her support for the next school year

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Jul 2, 2020

The progress of construction work on the new AGAPE Center

       In view of some difficulties encountered in the field, the construction project for the new AGAPE Center had to stop for a moment. This so that we find solutions, to readjust things. It took a little while. But all things considered, the works ended up restarting at the end of March.

       The work has progressed quite well so far. The company in charge of the site, works very well and quickly. Certainly because she wants to be able to complete the phase representing the structural work, before the arrival of the great rains. The ideal for her would be to achieve this no later than the end of July.

       It is true that we are all very happy to see the work progress. And we know we owe it to your steadfast support. Thanks to you, our dream is becoming more and more a reality every day, although we know that the current global health context does not make things easier for anyone. Likewise for you, our main supporters. But that doesn't stop us from remaining optimistic and confident, because we know we can always count on you. Because after the storm always comes good weather.

       Things are going well, but we are still in need and looking for funds. We have not yet managed to mobilize the entire amount necessary to complete the work until its completion. And it should be remembered the important figures of the project. The house construction project is costed in its complete realization, at the sum of 107 731 799 FCFA or 184 801, 644 USD excluding taxes, because being a non-profit organization, we are not subject to that-this.

The shell = 66 682 988 XAF or 114 391, 48 USD

The second work = 41 048 812 XAF or 70 417, 810 USD

We have already collected the sum of 46,341,494 XAF or 79 503, 968 USD

We still need the sum of 61 390 306 XAF or 105 333, 90 USD

       It will still take the sum of 20 341 494 FCFA or 34 915, 678 USD, to push the structural works to their end. Once this phase is completed, there will come that of the second work, which rhymes with finishes. We hope that the world health situation will improve very quickly, leading to stability and a return to economic growth. This is so that you can calmly meet your own needs and think of us, because we have lost funding possibilities following the advent of the Covid-19 pandemic. We continue to count on you in the hope that things will go well, so that the work can continue without interruption, until their completion.

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