Nov 18, 2020

Women's Rights During Civil Crisis In The NW/SW

JRCCA Donated   hoes to Farmers in Toneku Village
JRCCA Donated hoes to Farmers in Toneku Village

Greetings Everyone,

Your help and gift has gone a long way to change the lives of displaced women during the Civil crisis in the NW/SW Region of Cameroon.  We are so grateful and appreciative that we have such wonderful God given supporters who believes in others above self.  We are blessed to have the understanding and leadership from the women in our tribes who are willing to work hard, sacrifice in order for the young girls and women  from our villages  will have the opportunity to live in a different world filled with joy and hope and free of the Civil crisis that our country is currently under going.  With our new attitude our girls and women will learn how to create opportunities to use their skills, abilities, passions and interest in serving others and sharpening their commitment to their village/community.

Despite the fact that we are displaced girls and women from our villages/communities and way of life, we are determined to find ways that we can utilize our strengths, abilities and titles to make a differnce that would enhance the lives of our girls and women in the future when we will be able to return to our homes and villages. 

Let me emphasize by saying that we have started this journey to empower our women by collaborating with the Rotary Club in Yaounde who is under the leadership of a female and other groups locally and internatioally to successfully network and collaborate with successful women all around the world.  For example we have been attending and participating with a group in the USA in a setting called the Garden.  The Garden is made up of individuals from around the world who offers their skills, talents and resources to assist others with a need. Love thy Neighbor and lets make the World a better places for our children and future generations..

Each Thursday we log in and meet in the Garden which is located in California, USA, by Zoom.  The Garden is open from 9 until 12 and the participants who have been personally invited can log in and share ideas, information and/or resources with the group.  JRCCA was referred to this group by our sister organization in the USA, JRFIUSA.  Since we have been a part of this group we have had the opportunity and pleasure to net-work with other individuals from around the world in the areas of health care, education, food security, banking and communications. 

The above stated areas are the areas that are drastically needed for the recovery and development of our girls and women skills, abilities and talents in the NW/SW Region in Cameroon, Africa.  We have been participating in training programs with our sister organization which emphasize SMART goals and Action Steps that will help our girls and women develop skills and knowledge in the area of small business development as the Credit Union is being developed that will allow the girls and women to secure small business development loans in order for them to invest in their own small business especially in the areas of Food Security and Health Care and learn the basic concept and principal of saving and investing in real money.

Currently we are offering small business opportunities in the area of food security, multi-level marketing, health care, education and online business development training.  Some examples of business opportunities would be Pig Farming, Quail Bird Farming, Honey Bee Farming, Multi-Level Marketing for consumer and business products, Coaching and SMART Goals and Action Education and Training Program at the "JRCCA American Corner in Mbengwi", etc.

In conclusion, our future SMART goals and Action Steps will include exploring the tangible leadership benefits of Community Service for our girls and women to include creating new relationships, developing their skills and abilities in a variety of environments, with the opportunity to investigate and identify the "causes" or areas of service that one can care about most, especially in the NW/SW Regions in Cameroon, Africa.

JRCCA Donated Piglets to Farmers in 5 Zones
JRCCA Donated Piglets to Farmers in 5 Zones
JRCCA Promoted Arts and Craft work
JRCCA Promoted Arts and Craft work
JRCCA Developed Quail and Chicken Farming
JRCCA Developed Quail and Chicken Farming
Nov 18, 2020

Emergency Funds For Displaced Families During Civil Crisis In NW/SW Region In Cameroon

Greetings All, 

We hope this report will meet you in good spirit and health. Although we are still under extreme and servere pressure to survive the many challenges that our people have had to endure for the past four years during the Civil unrest which disrupted the life styles of the people in the NW/SW Region of Cameroon, we are a faith based group of people who have hopes that we will survive. 

The Civil disruption is still ongoing with a lot of talk about being concern for our people with little action to provide human basic services such as food, clean water, medical and personal supplies while we have been in hiding in the bushes or escaped to other areas of Cameroon and to countries outside of Cameroon.  People and children are still dying and straving from lack of resources and efforts by rebels to keep our schools closed.

We are a hearty group of people and we are pressing forward despite the many and varied challenge to restore our life styles, economic development and educational system for our children who have not been able to attend formal education centers because of the Civil unrest. Children are our future and we need to provide them with the resources they need to get their education.

With the help of several organizations here in Cameroon and outside of Cameroon, we are reaching out to network and collaborate with these groups to bring information and resources that have been benefical to our organization and to the more than 200 displaced families that we are serving to develop ways to prepare for the future.  For example we have been networking with several group to provide Food Security, personal care and medical supplies for our displaced families. 

Please find below a summary list of accomplisments for the past 90 days.

Support for Farmers in TAAH Zone 1 by Donating 28 farm tools (hoes) to 30 women in Toneku village.  A women group who is providing group  farming in the TAAH Zone that would help feed many families.

Launched the Food Security Project at the JRCCA American Corner in Mbengwi to serve 5 zones in Cameroon with donation of food  supply to the Tuseh community to feed more than 38 families and children in the community in Zang Tabi village. 

Donated 12 piglets to members in the 5 zones; two piglets each to all Zonal directors of the 5 zones.Reached out to collaborate with the Rotary club of Bastos as well as met with Representative of C ASD and made request for partnership and collaboration in health care, and fundraising area of focus

 

  1. JRCCA Credit Union Project in Mbengwi with Barrister (Work in progress).
  2.  Launched the American corner in Mbengwi and invited the Mayor and City Council to collaborate in areas of shelter, food, technical expertise (Mayor donated office space).
  3.  Attend Weekly meetings with Garden in California and developed network and collaboration with  people in the Garden and request for economic and education partnerships. Connected with a member of the Garden to promote Honey bees project in Cameroon.
  4.   Meeting with Garden and received walkie talkies from the Garden to develop communication for our people in the jungle and requested Communication infrastructure in Mbengwi to serve the 5 zones. 
  5.   Networking with locals to create the Credit Union in Mbengwi  to serve more than 14000 people in the communities we serrve who will be encouraged to develop small businesses as a way of creating economical development to enhance our life styles.
  6.  Sent out JRCCA, JRFIUSA Corporate Sponsorship package to MTN Cameroon
  7.   Registration of 150 new JRCCA general members from all the five zones
  8. Scheduled and attend hospital visit for member for possible eye surgery in Yaounde
  9. Completed SMART Goals and Action steps for 2020-2021.
  10. Received and processed 5 proposals from the zonal directors for Food Security Development Projects.

Despite the many challenges from the Civil unrest our mission and goal has been and will continue to be to help our people survive and return to their way of life.  Hopefully this experience will teach our people how to build a better world and provide better services for our people and for our children who are the future.

We are truly grateful and appreciate all of the support that has been given our organization that will help our displaced families to enjoy a hot meal during the Holiday as we will providing a hot meal to celebrate the Western Thanksgiving Holiday and Toy for Tots for Christmas.  Our feed the hunger project for the holidays has become an annual event and this year we will be expanding to include over 30 children and staff from an orphanage here in the NW Region of Cameroon. Thank you and enjoy the holidays and stay safe!

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Sep 16, 2020

HIV/AIDS Field Reports

Greetings:

Although we are still operating our organization from a remote site in Cameroon, our JRCCA NGO continues to struggle to maintain and create sustainable awareness and education sensitization classes  on HIV/AIDs  despite our current situation of being displaced  due to the Civil War by offering weekly training classes and looking for local resources.  To the best of our knowledge HIV  started to spread along the historic trade of the Congo Basin in the 1920s. As we continue to Educate our communities on the negative impact of HIV/AIDS while in our new environment we have been able to stay in touch with many of our families and friends by use of technology such as phones and the internet and our old traditional word of mouth and offer them hope for a better day in the future. 

The good news is that our NGO has been donated a building in which we will be able to provide our HIV/AIDS services to the people who are still left in the area.  We are currently in the process of making repairs and cleaning the building.  Our greatest need remains to provide medical and personal supplies including food such as rice, beans and salt.

This deadly disease has been a subject of scientific research and debate since the virus was identified in the 1920s. Up till today there has been  no cure discovered and is coupling with Coronavirus has made our mission more complicated and more challenges especially with us in Cameroon where we are been attacked by many other diseases like Malaria and typhoid etc..

Also keep in mind that the English speaking people in the NW/SW Regions have been dealing with the horrific affects of the Civil War that has caused disruptions to our life styles and has caused many families to leave the area for survival reasons.  Those who have remained in the area are in desperate need of medical and personal supplies including food.

It is noted that we have the first cases of this deathly disease (HIV/AIDs in Cameroon in 1985 and ten years later, in 1995 an official total number of 2766 have been notified with a cumulative number of 8.14.In Cameroon in 2018 it was reported that they are 540,000 cases of infected persons. The number of new HIV infection among uninfected population over one year among the people of all ages was 1.02%.The percentage of people living with HIV among adults ( 15-49years) was 3.6%. We continue to Educate those in our Meta communities’ what HIV is all about; has no cure but can be prevented through sustainable education, sensitization and awareness in our villages and cities.

Main reason why our NGO is committed to the mission and vision of prevention of this killer diseases as we have loss love ones because of this disease. HIV is Human immune Deficiency Virus attacks only human persons, and can be acquired by blood transfusion, Semen, Vagina and recta, breast milk.

Here we are struggling to Educate and inform our local communities on Symptoms of HIV/AIDs which include; despite been displaced.. in our training and seminars we teach the youths , adults ,parents and communities on how to prevent and identify symptoms when occur. examples

< Fever< Chills < Swollen Lymph node< General Aches and pains< Skin Rash < Head Ache< Sore Throat<

Nausea < Upset Stomach< Diarrhoea < Fatigue < Vomiting. We make our communities to known that

there is not yet a cure for HIV/AIDs however people can prevent them selfs by choice of less risky

sexual behavior, use condom every time they have sex. Avoiding of many partners. Always good to

conduct tests and if found positive, they should follow Medical advice .They are also Educated on how tointeract with people who are HIV/AIDs positive and give them Maximum support.

As stated above the good news is that JRCCA NGO has received  a building from the Lord Mayor of Mbengwi City Council that we are working on renovating and equipping  with offices that will enable our NGO  to continue its mission and vision , operate our projects, to provide humanitarian services to more  than 28 villages in META and neigboring; who are displaced due to the prolong civil war were women, men, youths ,families have loss Jobs, businesses, lack basic education,  lack small entrepreneurial skills as theywill be returning into their lands after the Civil war and required basic human  urgent  needs such as Capital to start new business, buy food , water,pay rents,  shelter and medical needs. Our Team will need Mobile Van to execute its strategic Sustainable Education Awareness Sensitization on how to prevent HIV/AIDS plan in the next 120 days to enable them go out in villages and cities and continue to organize a mobile health team who will be trained.  We have to always be thinking about our safety as the Civil War is still ongoing in some areas.  Hopefully,

 

  • The mobile health team will move from community to community , village to village, tribe to tribe, city to city to give educative talk on HIV/AIDS to the population through in social groups like njangi in Tuseh, Zang Tabi, Toneku,  Meta,  Mbengwi, Yaounde, etc
  • They will give food, water, other basic needs 
  • They will organize voluntary free testing for HIV in the community
  • They will give wellness Prenal Products,  
  • Educate pregnant woman who are positive immediate on treatment to prevent the transmission to the child 
  • Give good care and treatment to people living with HIV/AIDS
  • They  will need contraceptives to distribute to the population to help in the prevention
  • Helping people living with HIV/AIDS financially to meet up with their annual medical test of viral load and CD4.

Items Needed for Sustainable Education and sensitization Awareness

Items cost per person per day in  $ and CFA

cost per person for 60days

1. Perdiam. For Supervisors (2)

($60 each) 30000x2 = $180

2.perdiam for interviewers( 25)

($20 each)10000 x25 = $120

3.perdiam for data collector

($20)10000x2=$40

perdiam for data analytic manager (2)

($40) 20000x2 =$80

perdiam for the driver

($24)1200x2 =$48

Transportation. Fuel for supervisors

($40) 20000

Equipment. Vehicle

$80

Ralms of papers

$100

food and water(30)

($6) 3000

Lodging for the supervisors and data manager(3)

($100)50000

 
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