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 | Feb 3, 2023
Update: Emergency Funds for Displaced Families

By Giddy, Celine, Sam, Bertrand, Rose | Project Leaders

BHO Honoring our JRCCA Founders
BHO Honoring our JRCCA Founders

Greetings To Our Donors and Supporters;

Kudos to our Human Resource Departmet, Women Empowerment Team and our Governance Council for actively devoting their time and energy on activities this quarter that put a smile on the faces of many happy children of IDPs who have been victims of the on going Civil crisis in the English speaking NW Region of Cameroon, Africa.  Our NGO is a grassroots organization that derives its legitimacy from its constituents and beneficiaries or communities they serve based on development needs and organizational priorities and goals.  We are happy to report that our volunteers were busy putting a smile on the faces of over 500 children throughout the five zones that we serve in the English speaking NW Region of Cameroon in Africa.  Each of our five zone directors contacted  their SNT Chairperson for the names of churches and organizations working with children to determine if they wanted to participate in our Toys For Tots Program.   Several organizations submitted proposals with the number of children that they wanted to provide this opportuity to participate in during the holiday seasons.  We were able to fund all of the organizations who responded to our call for action to put a smile on the faces of children who were experiencing the ordeal of living through a civil crisis and who may not have had the opportunity to enjoy the holidays as children around the world.

Also in November, 2022 we were able to provide funds for a hot Thanksgiving meal for over 500 children and adults to be able to share some time fellowshipping with each other including some individuals who are still hiding out in the jungles because they are afraid to return home because of the civil war.  The Thanksgiving celebration was spreaded throughout our five zones.  SNT Chairpersons submitted proposals from organization who requested to participate.  A special celebration was held at our BHO headquarters for staff and family members and some invited guest.  This tradition of providing a hot meal for our IDPs begin more than five years ago when the IDPs had to leave their homes for a safe place to stay.  Many of the IDPs escaped with only the cloths on their back and were able to settle in the Capital City in a make-shift shelter.  They were able to give thanks to God for their safety and a hot meal.

We were also able to provide hospitality funding for some individuals to be able to go to a hospital and receive some medical care for various illiness and broken bones.  Many people do not receive medical attention because they do not have any income and are unable to pay for medication and hospital care.  We received notes of appreciation and thank you for our being able to provide some financial help which allowed them to be able to go to a hospital for some limited services and support.  We continue to grow in our ability to help IDPs who have been displaced because of the ongoing Civil coflict in the English speaking area of the NW Region in Cameroon, Africa.  We have received a small grant to help farmers purchase seeds so that they can grow crops to feed their families and maybe sell at the market to buy supplies needed by their families.  We have requested that Zone Directors from each zone have their farmers submit proposals for seeds for their gardents.  The funds will be distrubuted equally to each zone in order for us to provide some limited services to our farmers who are on the bottom of our economic scale. 

Since our last report, the BHO team in Yaounde, the Capital City, has been working very hard preparing themselves to be sponsored and inducted into the Internatioal Rotary Club of Tyrone, GA-USA.  The President of the International Rotary of Tyrone, GA-USA has invited volunteers of JRCCA to become members of an International Satellite Rotary Club in Cameroon.  Members of our organization have been working with our host and supporter via zoom to become familar with the International Rotary Club's Four Way Test, Objectives of the International Rotary Club and the 20 reasons why we should become members of the International Satellite Club of Tyrone GA-USA in Cameroon, Africa.  Currently the International Rotary Club in Tyrone, GA-USA is going through the registration process for new members and we were informed this week that our host, the International Rotary Club of Tyrone, GA-USA will performed an induction ceremony for our new members the first week in March, 2023.  This is great news for us because our membership in the International Satellite Club of Tyrone GA-USA in Cameroon, Africa will provide us with more services and resources and expose us and our needs to people around the world who are in a position to assist us with our goals and mission to provide humanitarian services to our people in need.  We welcome and accept help and support from this impartial, neutral and independent international organization whose humanitarian mission is to protect the lives and dignity of victims and to provide them with resources and assistance world-wide.

The establishment of the International Satellite Rotary Club of Tyrone GA-USA in Cameroon, Africa will bring development closer to the META people in 28 villages in the English speaking region of Cameroon, Africa by providing them with knowledge and awareness of rights, to empower and to enable them become self sufficient in business enterprise or job creation and development, to guarantee sustainable development as visioned by our founder the late Pa John Ticha for whom the volunteers are busy planning and making arrangements for the second Memorial Celebration at the Guest House, Bee Sancutary and Flower Garden in Zang Tabi, Cameroon, Africa.  The IDPs will be given the opportunity to find ways to help pull themselves up by their boot straps and build a life and future for their children for generations to come.

We invite and encourage our donors and supporters to continue to reach out and support our IDPs as they are struggling to get on their feet and return to their way of living prior to the onset of the Civil unrest.  Any amount that you contribute to supporot our program for IDPs is not to small or too little.  Every little bit will bring joy and smiles on the faces of so many people who are victims of the Civil unrest.  We thank you for all past, present and future donations and support.

Sincerely,

BHO Team

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Giddy and Celine Ticha
Tyrone , GA United States
$9,387 raised of $90,000 goal
 
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