Emergency Funds For Displaced Families In Cameroon

by John Retreat Foundation International USA Inc (JRFIUSA-INC)
Emergency Funds For Displaced Families In Cameroon

Project Report | Oct 11, 2022
Updates On Emergency Funds For Displaced Families In Cameroon - #35655

By Bertrand, Ni Reuben, Celine, Giddy and Dr.Sam | Project Leaders

Greetings To Our Donors, Supporters and Sponsors;

The past period started on a good footing with members ready for action and to correct the errors from the previous period. There have been a workshop from the Women Empowerment department training the IDPs and other members how to prepare a traditional meal which will help them start up a small restaurant to earn a living, we also educated them on how to write a petit project and strategies to start a small business and finally health education. The organization through its IDP Director will be organizing another workshop from the cultural department on how to produce an authentic traditional dress with a case study called “Danshiki”. This workshop was scheduled to take place on October 8th 2022.  On October 4, 2022, we welcomed three New Members into JRCCA in Zone 5 ( One from BaliTribe, NWR,  one from Bakossi Tribe in SWR and One from Moghamo) in Douala, Cameroon. On October 7, 2022, we received a new member from Zone 5 in Yaounde, a student graduate from the Catholic University in Buea.

The Organization submits the following as their report:  On September 8th, we started by updating and reminding everyone on policies and procedures of JRCCA in which we posted on the forums "Here, we learn, teach and share ideas.  We also have Our SNT and Regular Business Meeting every Tuesdays and Wednesdays respectively. You are invited to attend. Open to the public.  Our JRCCA NGO Staff and volunteers at Branch Head Office (BHO) in collaboration with our sister Organization in Tyrone , Georgia , USA , JRFIUSA 501(C)(3) world HQ in Tyrone, scheduled and met with the Representative from the Ministry of Social Services at BHO office in Yaoundé during an Educational, training and awareness workshop. This was an opportunity that gave everyone the chance to have frank and open discussion with the representative who advised us on how to ensure that our NGO is registered with DO of District 6 Yaounde and we  are working on a partnership collaboration with other ministries like Basic Education etc. The Workshop ended with a Q&A and was well attended. Greet meeting and assistance from the Ministry of Social Services in Yaounde Cameroon. JRCCA Team Presented its Vision, Mission, Goals and Objectives, its Structure, flow chart made up of 5 zones focused on helping on working with indigeneous people in remote villages and communities in all 5 Zones . Bottom line is to create Jobs and Employment to help combat hunger, promote food security and serve on health and sanitation projects to make life better for all.

The JRCCA Team at BHO has also joined with Rotarians in Yaoundé and JRFIUSA in the USA to create a Satellite International Rotary Club in Nsimbock. The JRCCA/JRFIUSA Team is also working with the Garden, a group of good people from the Sillicon Valley in the great State of California USA to ensure that JRCCA NGO enforces all it's policies and procedures to include the enforcement of discipline measure on any one who breach the peace and order reigning in the JRCCA NGO which is an auxiliary of the Cameroon Government.  September 10th, After our deliberation with the BHO Team, we contacted  the Secretary at the Social Service Center of the Social Affairs Ministry. who attended to us when we visited to request from him when he could visit us. He told HRD Monday 12th was good and that as he had told us, we are to take charge of his transport and report typing fee.   The Secretary was overwhelmed with our vision, Mission and objectives. He further encouraged us to get a particular tagged in which we will be working with and he said he will be there to assist us in everything to see that we are on track as required by his Ministry.  To the fact that we need to visit the Authorities here in Yaoundé 6, it was recommended that we go through our Acknowledgment receipt by the SDO.

On September 18th, we continued to receive leadership training from JRFIUSA Partners. We had a Great training session with JRCCA Volunteers to include assistant Housing Manager at BHO, assistant Zone 1 Director, Zone 5 Youths and Sports Director and the Chairman of JRFIUSA. Through such training members are more uplifted and prepared to carry out their task especially Moderation of Meetings, Background about JRCCA, writing Goals and Action steps etc.  Takeaway from our training today to give back to others what we have learn and always organize training like this then encourage members to participate.

Through this training, we had more background information and updates such as the Thanksgiving celebration which is an event that is Celebrated in the USA annually every 24th of November and now it is being implemented here in JRCCA and in our 5 zones  with indigeneous people in Cameroon. Thanks to our sponsors and sister organization JRFIUSA.Also, the Toys for Tots (TFT) every December as we receive gifts from our Sponsors and Sister organization JRFIUSA for our kids anc churches. This event are being carried out through all the 5 zones that we serve and this year we will be working with pastors so as to get with all our JRCCA volunteers in the Zones and the JRCCA World HQ Guest House American Corner in Kwojeoh Tuseh TAAH META MOMO Division NWR Cameroon, Africa.  We're encouraging everyone to always join us during our sustainable Education,  training, and cultural Awareness leadership Training when announced more especially our Zone Directors (ZDs) including Liberia, DRC etc, AHRDs, SNT Leaders etc.

Thanksgiving Dinner for churches. Pastor must sign request in writing to participate with number of participants by October 1, 2022.  Extending the program to Liberia, Zambia and DRC with our JRCCA Affilliates in Africa.  Toys for Tots for children in Churches. - Pastors must sign request in writing to participate with number of participants by October 1, 2022. 

JRCCA would appreciate any donations however small to ensure that these families will enjoy a hot meal on Thanksgiving Day despite the ongoing civil conflicts because more and more families have gotten frustrated that the confilct which involved many innocent people has lasted so long without and resolution and have decided to return to their home in their village and the latest announcement by the State Department that the NW/SW Regions are still unsafe due to armed separatist activities that has led to increased levels of violence. 

The JRCCA/JRFIUSA Team received good new from the JRCCA Barrister in which it was announced during our meeting same day. In his words he wrote "FROM THE JRCCA NGO Legal Dept. Good news: On behalf of the joint boards of JRCCA NGO and JRFI USA, Inc. I ampleased to notify you that JRCCA NGO Cameroon has been accorded the status of SPECIAL Consultative Status at the UN this fall and this will be a major topic in the 3rd edition of the JRCCA NGO Newsletter to be published by October 1, 2022. In this regard I wish to extend my sincere thanks and appreciation to the chairman and president of the joint boards, not forgetting all those who made it possible for the vision and mission of our founding father and patriarch of JRCCA and his successor to be actualized; and may his soul continue to rest in peace perfect peace. And to Him is the glory". 

The meeting was very special beginning with an outstanding moderation by the president who gave the chance for everyone to give points on what wasn't discussed during our SNT meeting. Top on the points was the latest good news we received from the legal department by our JRCCA Barrister who informed the team and in his words that "FROM THE JRCCA NGO Legal Dept. Good news: On behalf of the joint boards of JRCCA NGO and JRFI USA, Inc. I am pleased to notify you that JRCCA NGO Cameroon has been accorded the status of SPECIAL Consultative Status at the UN this fall and this will be a major topic in the 3rd edition of the JRCCA NGO Newsletter to be published by October 1, 2022. In this regard I wish to extend my sincere thanks and appreciation to the chairman and president of the joint boards, not forgetting all those who made it possible for the vision and mission of our founding father and patriarch of JRCCA and his successor to be actualized; and may his soul continue to rest in peace perfect peace. And to Him is the glory". The chairman of JRFIUSA did an outstanding presentation on the good news from the legal department, clearly stating exactly the importance of JRCCA being granted/accorded the Special Consultative Status at the UN. The chairman also in his presentation, presented some background pictures of the guest house (World's Head Quarter) in Zang-Tabi Taah Meta Momo Division NWR Cameroon Africa, picture of the village library, picture of some Government officials who visited the guest house, current pictures of Members at the BHO who received the Representative from the social service center of the Social Affair Ministry, picture of the new ED at the WHQ etc.

In conclusion, we are still growing in our ability to help families who were displaced because of the Civil War more than five years ago, which is still ongoing.  Our vision is to support our families as they choose to return to their villages and home and begin a new life free of stress from being on the run for fear of being killed if they had stayed in their villages or homes.  Despite the unsafe and unhealthy conditions we are committed to make a difference in the lives of our families and friends.  Thank you for your donations and support which helps us to carry out our mission and vision.

 

Sincere Appreciation,

 

JRCCA

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