Apr 2, 2019

Last news about AGAPE construction project

ADDAX PETROLEUM & AGAPE Team
ADDAX PETROLEUM & AGAPE Team

     The construction project is delayed because of the building permit, which is difficult for the competent authorities to issue. But that does not matter, the time it takes, is not likely to cool our partners and us. We continue to mobilize energies around this project, in order to obtain the necessary means for its realization. And Addax Petroleum, during the month of March, contacted us to deliver the equipment necessary for the electrical installation of the future AGAPE Center.

     And thanks to the help of Mr. Aliyou, friend and fervent defender of the AGAPE cause living near the construction site, we were able to store this material at his home. This so that it is immediately accessible, at the start of the project.

     We were also able to meet the Regional Delegate of Social Affairs, with whom we exchanged on the question of the building permit which takes longer than expected to be delivered. She promised to get closer to her hierarchy, to try to see what is wrong so we can find a quick fix and start the job as soon as possible.

Electrical material delivered by Addax Company
Electrical material delivered by Addax Company

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Jan 4, 2019

The last quater of the year 2018 in the AGAPE Center

Daniel's stay
Daniel's stay

     The last quarter of 2018 at the AGAPE Center was marked by the meeting of Chloé, the stay of Daniel, the support of ADDAX PETROLEUM, by the participation of the young people in workshops that can lead to entrepreneurship, by the first quarter results and the Christmas, New Year and New Year celebrations, by the visit and donation of Mr Ravi Kumar of DANGOTE CEMENT CAMEROON Company, but especially by the visit and donation of Christian Bassogog.

     Chloe is a young lady who has been living in Cameroon for four years. She is an English teacher. She was looking for a center she could attend and with which she could carry out activities. She heard about AGAPE, and so she decided to visit us with her friends Claire and Seyma.

     Daniel, the president of the French association SOLENCA (Solidarité Enfance Cameroun), our main partner, was in Cameroon in November, for a short working stay. And day after day, the construction project of the new AGAPE Center is taking more and more shape. For this purpose, Daniel has come to finalize the last details with the manufacturer and us.

     In our quest for funds for the completion of our construction project, we approached many companies, including ADDAX PETROLEUM. The company showed interest in the project, and decided to support in the construction estimate, the amount of the sum reserved for the electrification of the new building. This amounting to 5,000 000 FCFA.

     Carine and Sakina are entrepreneurs, who market many items made from natural products. They also run training workshops to encourage and give the necessary weapons to anyone interested in undertaking these various fields. They thought it would be a good idea to involve young people from the AGAPE Center in these workshops. This is how they could discover and learn alongside the other participants.

     Barely begun, and here we are already at the end of the first quarter. And that says end of the first quarter, says results. The majority of young people had a fair job, with ratings ranging from 10 to 11/20. But Oliseh continues to stay the course, reproducing the work of her last years in school; it tends above all to improve. He finished first again in his class, with an average of 15/20. It is a satisfying result, which makes us proud of him.

      Throughout this 2018 year that has passed, we once again saw the love and generosity expressed by young people at the AGAPE Center. And at the end of it, we received the visit and support of many groups of people, whom we thank from the depths of our hearts.

     Christian Basogog was the best player of the CAN 2017 organized in Gabon and won by Cameroon. He grew up in the Ngangué area of New Bell. It is a neighborhood that has seen some of its children succeed in the field of football. Christian Basogog in Ngangué is a symbol and a model. He is always on his way to greet his neighbors, play small soccer tournaments with young people in his neighborhood, but also to provide support to the poor. This is how he became aware of the existence of the AGAPE Center, and that he decided to pay us a visit on Monday, December 24. He came with many provisions and necessities for the sake of the youth of the AGAPE Center. And when he heard about the construction project of the new AGAPE Center, he promised to offer the sum of 5,000,000 CFA francs as his participation in this project. It was a big event throughout the neighborhood and especially for the youth and the center. 

      On December 24, Mr Ravi promised one million FCFA for the building project of the new AGAPE Center. And 3 days later, he brought an advance of 500,000 FCFA.

     Thank you all and Happy New Year 2019!!!
ADDAX PETROLEUM support for the construction
ADDAX PETROLEUM support for the construction
Gifts & donations from different groups of people
Gifts & donations from different groups of people
First quarter results
First quarter results
Visit of Cameroonian footballer Bassogog
Visit of Cameroonian footballer Bassogog
Happy New Year 2019 to the GG staff and donors
Happy New Year 2019 to the GG staff and donors

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Dec 31, 2018

Construction project soon to begin

     The construction project is more than ever about to begin. But some administrative delays drag things on. The building permit is not yet delivered and without it, we can not begin the slightest work. And meanwhile, we have received a donation from the company ADDAX PETROLEUM, from Christian Bassogog and from Mr Ravi Kumar of DANGOTE CEMENT CAMEROON Company. 

     It took a lot of fighting so far to achieve this result; even if it is not won yet. This project was born in 2015. This required a lot of effort, to investigate and find a plot of land that could house the project. During a visit of the members of our main French partner, we even did some research together. After finding a suitable land, our partner mobilized the funds so that we could acquire it. Subsequently, there was a question of legalizing the documents for obtaining the land title. Things continued with the establishment of plans and the filing of grant files. It took time, but today we are getting closer and closer to our dream that day by day becomes a reality.

    In our quest for funds for the completion of our construction project, we approached many companies, including ADDAX PETROLEUM. The company showed interest in the project, and decided to support in the construction estimate, the amount of the sum reserved for the electrification of the new building. This amounting to 5,000 000 FCFA.

     Cameroonian international footballer Christian Bassagog, CAN's best player 2017, paid a visit to the AGAPE Center on December 24th. He came with many provisions and necessities for the sake of the youth of the AGAPE Center. And when he heard about the construction project of the new AGAPE Center, he promised to offer the sum of 5,000,000 FCFA as his participation in this project.

     On December 24, Mr. Ravi promised one million FCFA for the building project of the new AGAPE Center. And 3 days later, he brought an advance of 500,000 FCFA.

  We have already received two donations. Some are still in the promise state, and others are still being analyzed for feasibility. We are patient, we are waiting for you and count on you.

     Thank you all and Happy New Year 2019!!!

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