Community Initiative Partners of Cameroon, CIPAC after a survey has elected to donate desks, masks and new ceilings to 350 pupils of Government Bilingual Primary School Mutengene, in the English-speaking region of the South West of Cameroon. Through this help, we will reduce overcrowding, create a conducive learning environment and protect kids from infectious diseases. As refugees of the Cameroon Anglophone armed conflict, these pupils will be able to meet their educational and health dreams.
The minority English-speaking part of the majority French-speaking Cameroon has been complaining of marginalization by their francophone counterparts. The latest iteration of civil strive and call for independence was a teacher-lawyer nationwide strike that complained of domination of English courts and schools by French speaking Cameroonians. This has degenerated into an armed conflict and the displacement of hundreds of thousands of English-speaking Cameroonians including innocent kids.
The desks, masks, and ceiling supplied by this project will help reduce overcrowding, spread of infectious diseases, improve learning conditions and help kids meet their aspirations. Ebude Elizabeth an internal refugee from Muyuka aspires to be a lawyer. She has suffered nightmares from seeing snakes appear on open ceiling tops during live classroom sessions. Most of the time she take notes while sitting on the floor. This project will improve learning while protecting her from covid-19
Over 350 desks, and masks and the renovation of two classrooms will be a big face-lift for the pupils. This will drive up motivation, raise their hopes and enhance the possibility of Ebude and other school mates meet their life-long goals. The quality of teaching will improve as students will take good notes, stay healthy and regain a sense of hope which at the moment is completely lost. Ebude and her mates will feel there is at least someone somewhere who listens and cares for their future.