Mar 30, 2020

Update For Women's Rights In 28 Villages

Greetings:

The purpose of this report is to update our sponsors, supporters and women in 28 villages about the continuous progress that our organization is making in order to promote human rights and fundamental freedoms for the women in our villages.  It is certain that following the expected impact of this project, the number of women participating in training programs on empowerment of rights, gender equality, and economic development will increase to a level that the inalienable rights of women and girls will be more respected and affordable.  We are assisting our clients to develop and set goals to become successful in the pursue of individual small entrepreneur, businesses and skill, vocational training skills and experiences.

Currently, we are collaborating with other NGOs and international groups using access to technology to continue our work with developing classes and projects to bring awareness of the needs of women and youth, especially those from the Meta Villages , Momo Division, NW/SW Regions in Cameroon, Africa.  

With the outbreak of the Corornavirus world-wide, we believe that our women will take the lead and play a positive role in leading our people during this crisis as they have led our people doing the ongoing war against the people from the NW/SW Regions in Cameroon, Africa.  Health and Sanitation is the key to reducing the spread of this virus.

Cameroon has about 200 tribes in 10 regions.  Each tribe has distinct cultural norms that discriminate and abuse women and girls.  Moreover there is a critical absence of "rule of law" leading to rampart abuse of basic freedoms and rights of  minorities like Anglophones who are marginalized and discriminated against by the majority government in education, legal, social, economic, political, and cultural rights. Our project is necessary to correct the injustice meted out on Anglophone women and girls.

Our goal and objective is to support the protection, mitigation, and responses to human rights violations and abuse of the most vulnerable, by strengthening human rights frameworks, institutions and oversight by providing support to local, and key international, human rights organizations and institutions with particular focus on women and youth.  Strengthen the capacity of community based organizations, including faith-based associations through civic education and citizen participation to advocate for education, legal, social, economic, political, and cultural rights for women and youth.

Outcome of our efforts will be to continue to facilitate sustainable education and awareness of rights that can enable marginalized and those discriminated against to learn new trades and economic activities to become self-sufficient and alleviate chronic poverty and diseases within a year given sufficient resources as requested.  Development will improve if people are liberated and provided with basic education, health, safety, a clean and protected environment, and empowered to represent and speak for themselves which are all alienable human rights.

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Mar 30, 2020

Progress Report on Displaced Families in Cameroon!

Displaced families on the run
Displaced families on the run

Greetings To Supporters and Donors;

Despite many challenges world-wide which are impacting our projects in the forest of Meta with more than 29 villages in NW/SW Regions of Cameroon, Africa, we have continued to move forward to secure and distribute needed food, medical supplies and other personal items including shelter for families who have been displaced by the on-going war and conflict in the NW/SW Regions of Cameroon.  We are humble and grateful for the supplies that have been coming in to support our humanitarian projects. 

Without jobs and economic development in this area, the need is great.  We continue to pray for light at the end of the tunnel.  Our greatest need at this time is to provide support for young mothers, babies without parents and mothers who are expecting children and living under desperate and unhealthy situations in our region. They do not have wellness products available to support prenatal care, new born babies or after care at this time.

Our goal has been to continue our programs using the latest technological skills to stay in constant contact and communication with our supporters, sponsors and displaced families as well as continue our weekly training of staff to include health and wellness classes. 

For example, we are working on completing a Memorandum of Understanding between Rotary Club, Yaounde, Cameroon, John Retreat Center Cameroon Association and John Retreat Foundation International, USA. We have plans for a major summit on April 11, 2020 to launch our agreement and projects.

The Memorandum of Understanding is made and entered into by and between the above captioned parties for the purpose of defining and determining its scope as well as establishing the terms and conditions on how the above groups will work in partnership with one another.  

As defined, the parties shall work collaboratively to promote and support mutually agreed projects and activities that will cover more than 29 villages and supporting neighborhoods within a mutually agreed upon scope of cooperation despite the ongoing war, coronavirus and other challenges that may arise as we move forward to provide clean water, food, medical supplies and other basic needs for survival in our society.

As a result of the MOU, an advisory board will consider many matters such as overall strategies, marketing, conventions, tours, etc.  Requirements and Responsibilities of the advisory board members include but not limited to participating in virtual meetings, advise on project development, finances, marketing and project recognition, give advice, reach out for financial support, giving presentations, making phone calls or emails to prospects or previously giving supporters and encourgaing participation.

The Rotary Club as the partner organization is responsible for the implementation of programs designated by the supporters and sponsors.  Club members will serve on the advisory board under the MOU.

Breaking News:  Our Main Fund Raiser and Educational Workshop scheduled for April 11,2020 had to be cancelled because our government has ruled that the Coronavirus has impacted our area and we have to reduce activities which has/will create additional hardship for our displaced families who are already suffering from lack of basic humanitarian needs.  We are hoping and praying for a solution and support for our displaced families to overcome this additional hardship!

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Jan 27, 2020

HIV/AIDS--Displaced Families in NW Region Cameroon

Greetings;

Happy New Year to all of our sponsors and contributors. 

As we begin a new year we are hoping for the best as we have had to survive many and various conditions since we have been the subjects of an ongoing war against the people from the English speaking NW Region of Camerooon.

We wish to state that we are grateful and humbled by the support that you have been providing for us here in Cameroon.

Please note that due to the displacement of our people because of the ongoing war, we have not been able to keep up with the demand for good quality medical support for our families who are having to deal with the affect of HIV/AIDS in the NW Region.   

We do not have specific data, however it has been reported that there has been a significat increase in the spread of HIV/AIDS among the families and members of the English speaking displaced families in Cameroon, Africa due to the living conditions  in which they have had to survive. There is no relief in sight!

Desperately needed medical suppplies have not been forth coming to the area or to areas where these families have taken refugee to avoid being killed.  Displaced families and others have been warned not to go into these areas that we represent for no reasons due to the fact that they will be placing their lives at risk. 

We are committed to work with over 200 displaced families from the NW Region in Cameroon, Africa.  We are striving to put together a container that we may be able to bring some relief by provinding a variety of medical supplies, food and personal care items for victlims who are settling in other areas including hiding out in the jungles.

The current situation for our displaced families are desparate and they can use any and all support from our friends and supporters.  Without this support, the number of victims will increase!

Currently  HIV/AID project shows there have been an increase in the spread of HIV/AID due to the displacement of families from their homes, villages and communities due to the effects of the ongoing war in the NW/SW areas in Cameroon. 

Because families have been displaced they have not been able to seek proper medications and medical care.  Recently we received a request for medical supplies, personal care items and food for our population who are suffering the impact of being displaced.  We are in the process within the next 90 days to raise funds in order to be able to send a container of these requested supplies to Cameroon, Africa.

Because of the ongoing conflict directed at families in the Meta, NW Region in Cameroon, volunteers have been told by the State Department to try and stay away from this area at this time.  Hopefully, if we can supply medical supplies, personal care items and food, it would be distributed to displaced families who are on the run and who have settled temporarily in other area in Cameroon or who are living in refugee camps in other areas of Africa. 

We will continue to work with other agencies and organizations to help reduce the impact of HIV/AID in Cameroon, Africa.

 
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