By Giddy , Celine, Comfort and Tito - Project Leaders
Happy (2021) New Year to all our sponsors and contributors. We are humble and grateful for the encouragement and support during 2020 as we continued to make some progress in providing services to our displaced families who continue to be impacted by the Civil unrest in the English speaking region of Cameroon and the spread of both HIV/AIDS and CO-19.
Despite these main three challenges, our field workers continue to educate those in our Meta communities about what HiV/AIDS is all about; HIV/AIDS has no cure but can be prevented through sustainable education, sensitization and awareness in our 28 villages. HIV/AIDS is the main deathly sexually transmitted infection and reports from the field indicates that the infection is on the rise due to several factors despite efforts to continuously make the displaced families aware during the Civil unrest for the past four years which has added significantly to the challenge for the mobile health team project. Despite having to deal with HIV/AIDS, the team is also dealing with the impact of CO-19 and the Civil War. Men, women and children are still being killed as a result of the Civil unrest.
Our field workers are to be commended as they were able to get behind the scenes in the field and provide some much needed food supplies to our displaced families through our feed the needy program during the celebration of our USA Thanksgiving Holidays and they were able to follow up with "Toys For Tots" during the Christmas Holidays. The families were very receptive to the humanitarian visits by our mobile field workers. We have divided the Region into Five Zones with an appointed Zone Director in each Zone who reports to an Executive Zone Director who in turns reports directly to the President in order to be able to better coordinate serives that we provide for the 28 villages.
In the meantime, we can report that our sister organization in the USA has obtained some much needed medical equipment and supplies to be shipped in a forty feet container to our Meta area around the end of April and May 2021 which will benefit the health centers that will be providing services. We are grateful for our USA supporters and contributors who are making available the necessary funds to cover the cost and expense of shipping such a large container with humanitarian supplies for our displaced families. Our field workers have requested a van or truck that will allow them to move throughout the five zones and provide services to our displaced family members that will help to control or reduce the infectious HIV/AIDS outbreak as well as the CO-19.
Because of the challenges mentioned in the report above, we have been unable to complete the renovation of the office building that was provided for our use due to the lack of being able to purchase the needed material that is needed to make the repairs. We have volunteers who are willing to pitch in and help make the repairs in order for us to make the space available for much needed services to our 28 villages. We are committed to providing a lifelong sustainable opportunity to all people in the English speaking region in the NW area of Cameroon despite the many challenges that we are having to deal with at this time. Again, thanks to our supporters and contributors for all that you do to make a better world in Cameroon.
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