Greeting To Our Sponsors and Supporters:
We would like to thank all of you for the continuous support that has been provided to our organization that will help us educate our people to end or reduce the impact of HIV/AIDS in our 28 Villages in the NW English speaking region in Cameroon, Africa. We are still reporting that the NW region of Cameroon continue to be in civil crisis and is not safe for performing humanitarian work to the peoples at this time.
The sad news is that on March 10, 2021 the Elder, patriarch and Founder of our organization Pa John transistioned from Tyrone, Georgia to be with our Heavenly Father. Although this was a sad occasion, the people from our 28 Villages had an opportunity to come out and say good-bye. As arrangements were being made to transport his remains back to Kwojeoh Tuseh near TEHNAAM in Zang Tabi TAAH Meta Mbengwi Momo Division in the NW region of Cameroon for his last resting place, our JRCCA NGO continued to Educate our communities on HIV/AIDs, by defining the meaning of HIV/AIDs which is Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome.
HIV is a virus and AIDs is when all the anti bodies are affected. After educating them, we adviced and refer them to near by clinics in our four zones to go for screening. We have informaion about the point of contact at the Mbengwi health unit provided by our Executive Director at " JRCCA American Corner in Mbengwi Momo Division NWR" in Cameroon.
As of now, because of the crisis going on, we promise to meet with them in the nearest future to see their various status meanwhile, those that were already identified we encouraged them to continue with their treatment.
Here we will like to point out and say on the 19th of April 2021 when our founder Pa John's corps finally arrived in Cameroon at the NSIMALENE airport in Yaounde, we collaborated with the Cameroon Government, Governor of Centre Region,in Yaounde who approved authorization to bring the remains through Yaounde Airport to the Mayor and the DO in Mbengwi who authorized the remains to stay in the Mbengwi Mortuary for about a week and we're teaching people on hygiene and cleaniness which included HIV prevention. On 24 April we organized leadership meeting to plan for the celebration in Yaounde attendance from 5 zones ,more than 30 participants with representatives from United States of America;Prince, Linda and Giddy from the USA. Our health department was also present at MECUDA Cultural House where our founder's corps was laid at state for about 3 hours for the, viewing, speakers upon speakers revelations about PA John's life and Celebration of his life the kickstarted for all the local community members in the Yaounde; Capital of Cameroon to pay their last respect to our patriach Pa John.
The President of JRCCA did a powerful presentation, on our sustainable education, training and teaching on our programs activities to include food security, honey bee hives, women empowerment, livestock farming, hygyien,health and sanitation, Social distancing following DOs of Mbengwi's directions, about more than 100 persons and we continued to collaborate with the local government in Mbengwi where the DO and the Mayor of Mbengwi and council members also joined us by issuing a written authorization for the burial of the founder in his home town at Kwojeoh Zang-Tabi following conditions you can see in the attachment where by we continued to give advise at the burial on absteinance, used of Condoms so that our people can live a happy life.
At the burial, we share information from the DO proir to the event on 29 April and adviced all to followed the restrictions and prevention of the Cameroon Government issued by the Divisional Officer on social distancing, wearing of mask and limited number of persons at the Mbengwi mutuary and at the burial ground. There was safety and everything went on well at the burial compound .
An incident happened out of the compound where two women were fighting where one lady suspected the other to have had a deal with her husband and the President of JRCCA who is a member of our health committee was invited to come and resolve it. President went and counsel the two women on HIV /AIDs and prevention. From the time that Pa John's remains entered into the country our health team was on stand by due to the fact there were large crowds to eat, drink, greet and socialize for the return of a patriarch, native son of the soil. We are looking forward to providing our health services to the many visitors who will visit the Pa John Legacy and Memorial site to honor his legacy and humanitarian work in the NW Region. We are grateful and thankful for your continued support of this organization.