Project #10444

Send 50 Children to School for 1 Year in Cameroon

by Better Family Foundation

Since the last report Better Family Foundation (BFF) has kept on following up the children we are sponsoring in schools. In doing this, Better Family Foundation staff have been visiting the children in their homes in order to assess their living conditions and how far their homes are learner friendly.

During these visits, BFF staff had one on one meetings with parents/guardians as well as with the children concerned. Through these meetings we addressed the children's worries and helped to educate the parents/guardians on how to help their children study effectively.

In addition to the payment of fee that was done for the children earlier, we equally gave on the spot assistance to some of these childrenn in order to ameriolate their home situation thereby motivating them to learn.

BFF continues to apppreciate all those who have been supporting this program in order to help our communities kick off illiteracy.

Better Family Foundation has a deep interest in the monitoring and evluation of all the children sponsor in our child sponsor program. In this respect, our staff have been visiting school authorities and families of the children concern to find out the performances of these children.

After the last school term examination results, we invited all the children under our sponsorship program to attend a meeting in which we evaluated their performances, found out their difficulties and suggested solutions to help these children overcome the difficulties.

The parents and guardians of these children were excluded from this meeting in order to create a free atmosphere for the childrern to express their feelings. In all, 48 children out of 65 attended the meeting. It was realized that the performances of the children have improved in spite of the challenges some of them are facing at home.

We continue to appreciate all the donors who have being contributing to make this program a succes. In deed your donation has brought a smile on the face of a child here.

beneficiary students, parents and teachers
beneficiary students, parents and teachers

Better Family Foundation had been very busy updating the files of all the students and pupils who are benefitting from our scheme as well as screenng new cases for assistance since the last report.

Initially, for 2015/2016 academic year, we intended to sponsor 50 children in primary and secondary schools in Cameroon but our donors have acted so positively that we are able to sponsored 60 children instead (40 from secondary and 20 from the primary schools). On the average each child in the secondary school received $60 making a total of $2400 and in the primary school each child received $40 making a total of $800 and $500 had been set aside for home visits, school visits and feed back forums.

During last October, the tuition fee were paid out to the school authorities in the present of children and their parents or guardians. See picture of those in attendance on that day.

Better Family Foundation wish to thank all the donors for making this dream come true in a great way. We also wish to extend the appreciation of both the parents and the children to all the donors. Again we say thank you.

Better Family Foundation (BFF), has since the last report been mobilising resources and selecting children for the next academic year 2015/2016 school year. To realize our objective, the BFF authority has asked school authorities and other community members to identify children from humble backgrounds and propose them for further screening and possible assistance.

Atfer this preliminary selection has been done BFF, authority has worked on the proposed lists. (See pictures during our selection process). We are presently making preparation to carry out home visits to assess the level of parents' commitment, family socio-economic situation and then do ranking in order to assist the most needy.

BFF wishes to thank all those who are supporting this program because a child is smiling somewhere here in Cameroon because of your donation. Be sure that we are making sure that your money is put into effective use.

Better Family Foundation in an effort to assess the impact of the project on the lives of the benefaciary children and their families, organized an evaluation meeting bringing together all the children and their parents or guardians involved in the project.

During the meeting all the children's report cards were critically examined one by one. The children were asked to explain their strengths and weaknesses. Parents or guardians were equally asked to explain how the project has affected the lives of their children as well as that of their entire families.

Better Family Foundation staff sought to know the role of the parents/guardians in making the children to study effectively. Each of the parents/guardian stated the role he or she played in the education of his or her child. They equally pointed out some of weaknesses of the project and made possible recommendations for improvement.

The following outcomes were realised at the end of the meeting:

Only one pupil failed during the second term examination and the rest had excellent results.

Parents/guardians were happy that the project has improved on their economic status.

Parent also pleaded on BFF authorities to organize such evaluation meetings frequently.

They thanked all the donors towards this project through BFF.


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Organization Information

Better Family Foundation

Location: Fundong, Boyo Division, NW - Cameroon
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Mbeng Simon Nsah
Fundong, Boyo Division, Northwest Region Cameroon

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