Give a Child a Chance of Lifetime
Nascent Solutions is currently implementing USDA funded 3-year McGovern-Dole Food for Education and Child Nutrition program in 92 villages in Bui division of the North West Region of Cameroon. Despite the enormous assistance that this program offers: a meal a day in school, text books and school supplies, many children are still excluded by the hidden education costs such as Parent Teacher Association (PTA) levis and uniforms.
Salifou , Rashidatou and Rukayatou are twelve, ten and eight years old respectively. They were born out of wedlock to their mother Hadija in the Mbororo community of Tan, in Jakiri Subdivision, Bui Division of the North West Region of Cameroon. Abandoned by the fathers of the children, Hadija is raising these children singlehandedly.
Despite their ages, they have never been enrolled in school. Salifou, the eldest (12 years old), at his tender age provides care to their neighbor’s cattle at less than $ .25 per day. His siblings, Rashidatou and Rukayatou, cannot enroll in school because Hadija cannot afford the PTA levy of 3500 CFA (about $8) and the additional cost of making a uniform (about $ 8.00) for each of the child. Nascent has launched a “Give a Child a Chance of a Life Time Initiative” to assist needy children to in rural Cameroon to enroll and complete primary education. With a support of $18.00, you can give a child a chance in life.
Nascent Solutions is sincerely thankful to its donors, who contributed to “ Assisting Vulnerable Children in Rural Cameroon. The total donations of $188.50 raised between December 2015 and January 2016, put a big smile on Floriance Berinyuy Barah’s Face.
Born on March 19, 2006, Floriance lost his mother a single parent, at the age of seven and has since been taken care of by his grandmother, Mama Maria Yiwiri, a parishioner of Fr. Anthony Tangwa at the Catholic Mission in Ngondzen, in Bui Division. Floriance caught the attention of the Parish Priest through his exceptional good manners and extraordinary academic record through all his six years in primary school. Despite his demonstrated cognitive abilities and determination, his grandmother confessed to Fr. Anthony, that she was never going to be able to take Floriance beyond primary education. After several sleepless night of reflection on how to help this child, Fr. Anthony shared his ordeal with Fr. Daniel Ache, Coordinator of the Social Welfare Services of the Diocese of Kumbo. Fr. Daniel immediately contacted the principal of St. Francis’ Comprehensive College, Shisong and pleaded with him to reserve a place for Floriance in form one of the 2016 intake. By the start of the 2015 - 2016 school year, Fr. Daniel had raised only 50,000 FCFA (about $90) to pay an initial deposit to enable Floriance begin his secondary education along with other students on September 7, 2015.
With an outstanding balance of 196,000 FCFA, from the total tuition, fees, books and uniform of 246,000 FCFA per the year, Fr. Daniel reached out to Dr. Wamey, President and CEO of Nascent Solutions with a plea in October 2015. Fr. Daniel presented Floriance's story, and also indicated that his was one of more than a thousand cases in his area of work. He also affirmed that he would never give up trying, despite the enormity of the challenges because he believes that it was better to help one child than to sit on his hands. This among others cases, motivated Nascent Solutions to put up the call for assistance on the Global Giving fundraising platform.
Your generous response enabled Nascent to raise $188.50 (112,000 FCFA) which was sent to Fr. Daniel in January of 2016. Florriance still needs 84,000 CFA to complete his first-year fees at St. Francis Comprehensive College. We strongly believe that with your continual assistance Florriance will achieve his full potential.
Nascent Solutions thanks you immensely for supporting the organization to make a difference in a child’s life.