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Nov 4, 2014

AGAPE Kids Went Back to School this Academic year

AGAPE KIDS HAPPILY BACK IN SCHOOL
AGAPE KIDS HAPPILY BACK IN SCHOOL

Dear AGAPE friends,

We are delighted to keep you informed of the outcome of your donation to the AGAPE Center through GlobalGiving. We appreciate your kind gestures, your donations and the opportunity you give us by making it possible for us to sharing our projects through GlobalGiving.

We wish to express our sincere gratitude, because thanks to goodhearted individuals like you, we recently succeeded in sending 15 street and under privilegedchildren back to school this 2014 -2015 academic year. We were also able to provide them with their school and sport uniforms, books, textbooks and other school supplies. Some parents were able to contribute with the 15% school fees of their children, as we requested them, while other still have difficulties in paying that amount of money. Nevertheless, all the kids are now happily back to school and are studying like any other child of their age and grade.

Your donation is also helping us to sort out individual cases of sicknesses and cases such the two followings:

Your support made it possible for us to send Alexandre and Giovany, two young boys to school this academic year. They never had the chance to be enrolled in the educational system before due to lack of finance and the pleasure of street life. They used to beg on the streets of Douala.We were able, thanks to your support, to raise their feeding money on a daily bases.

Alexandre, 13 years old boy, the second child in a family of 6 siblings, lost his mother in 2005, at the age of 9 as a result of poison. He was later on separated from his brothers and sisters and now lives with his father who has little or no concern for him. He finally ended up as a school dropout for quite a long time. Your donation has facilitated his transition off the streets and back to school this academic year. Though it was initially difficult for Mboko Alexandre to be enrolled in school, now he is happy and he is able to go to school each day to study, just as his classmates do.

Your support has also given a chance to help Giovany to see the four corners of a classroom. He is a little boy of 10year old who can neither read nor write. He comes from a family of 4 children and lives in a building under construction with his elder brother who is 16 years old and has no money to feed or cloth himself. Giovany knows nothing about the whereabouts of his father but has a mother who has not gotten enough money to house him or fund his school fees and school furnitures. This prompted him to wonder the streets of Bonapriso Douala, begging money to fund his feeding. Begging became a normal routine for him before he became part of AGAPE kids in August 2014 and your donations have permitted him to stay far from the dangers of the streets by going to school with the aim of becoming a better person tomorrow. Giovany continued to find himself more often at the street in the beginning as he was making real money, but he is becoming more and more interested in school as days goes by and his performance are likewise encouraging. He made it in General Knowledge with a grade of 14 over 20.

Giovanni happy coming back from school
Giovanni happy coming back from school
Lionel, Happy to be back at school
Lionel, Happy to be back at school
Aug 26, 2014

Your donation allows them to go back to school

Lionel, 13
Lionel, 13

Dear AGAPE friend,

We are delighted to keep you informed of the outcome of your donation to the AGAPE Center through Global Giving. We first of all wish to express once again our sincere gratitude for all your supports and for making it possible for us to be part of the Global Giving projects.

We have recently received the funds from Global Giving. It comes very handy as we are getting prepared for the next academic school year. You donation will go directly toward the school fees (85%), school uniforms, sport uniform, school supplies - All this totals at about 1.300 USD. Most of the remaining will help us run the center: feeding, salaries and utility bills. Thanks to your donation we will be able to send 16 kids vulnerable to school this year. Parents of the kids are asked to contribute at 15% so that they are not totally assisted. School books will now be available for each level in the center for tutoring purposes.

Your donations is also helping us to sort out individual cases of sicknesses and cases such the two followings:

  • Thanks to your support we are now able to truly give one of the AGAPE's  kid  a better chance to stay far from the dangers of the street. Lionel, 13,  is an orphan of both parents. We were able to send back Lionel back to school after an academic year in the streets due to lack of funds even though he is a very bright boy. We still owed the school 20.000 F CFA (40 USD), your donation will allow us to sort out this debt. Lionel lives with his maternal aunt who has no means paying electricity and other bills that was taken care by Lionel's mother.  He continues to find himself too much often  in the streets where he got used to play rooms and bad companies. After concerted discussion with him and his aunt, here is what he said  “The street is a place where I can find distraction. I think I can leave the street life if light is reinstalled in our home, this way I can watch TV at home and stay busy there”.  Your support on Global Giving is helping AGAPE Association to handle this situation by paying the electricity bills and completing his school fees of 2013- 2014 academic year. It will of course ensure his 2014-15 academic school are covered. Lionel will not have anymore reasons to return to the street thanks to your care and donation. Thank you.  

 

  • Audric, 15, is a very responsible and applied at the school boy. He lives with a single mum and is forced to sell bottle of peanuts in the street to pay for his school fees and support his mother. Audric is so determined to succeed that since we opened the center he walks longs distance to come to the center to benefit from the tutor's teaching. He has shown lot commitment this academic year. He has saved 60% of the amount needed to buy himself a second hand bike to cover the distance from home to school, school to center, center to home every day. Your donation to AGAPE Center through Global Giving will help him with  the remaining 40% (15.000f cfa, about 30USD) to purchased this bicycle. Thank you.  

Before working for AGAPE, I did not know small amount like these could truly change lives. No donation is too small as you can see. Thank you for making this possible.

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Millions of thank you.

AGAPE Kids and Team

Just to say Hi
Just to say Hi
Audric, 15
Audric, 15

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