Education
 Cameroon
Project #17229

Help 200+ Girls in Rural Cameroon Stay in School

by AUMAZO, INC.

Summary

This project objective is to complete building the Aumazo first community-based pilot boarding high school for under-privileged girls in rural Cameroon. The school is located in Bankondji a village in west Cameroon. Our focus is to improve the infrastructure and provide girls with a school environment that is conducive to learning. An environment that fosters educational growth, helps girls stay in school and enjoy more successful lives as young adults when they leave our school.
$50,000.00
total goal
$19,972.00
remaining
142
donors
8
monthly donors
2
years

Challenge

Most high schools are located in towns and do not possess boarding facilities for girls and few parents can afford those that are available. In addition, many girls and young women often will not attend classes consistently unless they have access to clean private bathrooms. As a consequence of the high absenteeism, passing rates on examinations are lower among girls who attend secondary schools, with a high rate of repeats and drop-outs compared to boys and day students in towns and cities

Solution

Aumazo is building safe and welcoming boarding schools for girls, with well-equipped classrooms, adequate sanitation facilities, a gymnasium, a library/study and computer room. Access to a better infrastructure and an improved school environment for young women means: increased safety, a reduction in dropouts, improved learning, higher self-esteem, more self-worth, and the development of our future leaders.

Long-Term Impact

Aumazo's uniqueness is in its vision - the school is not just a facility to educate the 200-some girls who will attend each year. The building of schools is understood to be integral both to local community economic and social development, and to the advancement of women.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.aumazo.org
Empowering girls in Cameroon with High School ED
High School Education: Viable option for Girls
One-Stop-Shop for Construction Needs for a purpose
" Build the Future, Build a Rural Girl's Life "

Organization Information

AUMAZO, INC.

Location: SILVER SPRING, MD - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.aumazo.org
Project Leader:
Marie Anne Audige
Assistant Manager
SILVER SPRING, MD United States
$30,028 raised of $50,000 goal
 
324 donations
$19,972 to go
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