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