After the last report Better Family Foundation (BFF) was opportune to raise additional funds and decided to sponsor an additional twenty two (22) students from secondary schools. In order to ensure transparency and fairness to all the students around, the BFF staff went round the government secondary schools in Fundong and its vicinity to sensitize all the students on all what it takes to benefit from Better Family Foundation sponsorship. This was later followed by home visits to the prospective beneficiaries in order to ensure that they are really from underprivileged backgrounds.
In cases were the parents had struggled to pay all the fee, we used the money to pay for children’s final year examinations or buy textbooks for the concerned with the money depending on the situation at hand.
It should be noted that we have also being holding evaluation meetings with the students to monitor the progress of the program.
BFF on behalf of the students and their parents wish to thank all our donors for helping to give hope for these needy Cameroonians.
Better Family Foundation has in recent weeks been very busy on the field screening pupils and students to select or retain those who qualify to benefit from the child sponsor program meant for the under privileged children. in the same vein a monitoring team was on the field to monitor and evaluate the performances of children already benefitting from this scheme.
As an outcome of the field work 27 students and 15 pupils were either retained or selected into the the program. Each of the pupils received textbooks and fees while those of secondary schools received only their tuition worth 25000 francs cfa or $50. This made the selected under priviledged children to smile like any another child because they now have an opportunity to attend school as well.
Better Family Foundation is adding their voice to those of the beneficiary parents to thank all the donors who contributed financially to make the less priviledged smile in the domain of education.
In order to help the under privileged children equally have an opportunity to go to school next academic year, Better Family Foundation has resolved to assist 40 children instead of 35 to go to school. These children have been selected from both primary and secondary schools.
So far the staff of Better Family Foundation have been very busy on the field selecting the deserving children and holding meetings with their parents and guardians. Presently, we have budgeted for the material to be bought and tuition to be paid for each student or pupil.
We are lobbying for funds from internal and external institutions in order to enable us meet our target for this academic year. We thank all who have be contributing financially in order to help us assist these under privileged children. We kindly appeal that you help us spread this information to your friends and relatives. God bless you. Thanks, Simon
BFF has intended to sponsor 35 children is primary and secondary schools for 2013/2014 academic year. This is to help mitigate the illiteracy rate in Cameroon society and boost school attendance rate.
At the end of the last school term BFF authorities in collaboration with the Shared World Visions which is one of the sponsors of this program invited all the students alongside their parents to an evaluation. During this evaluation meeting we discussed the difficulties encountered by the students. We also encouraged the parents and guardians to assist the children morally and equally help provide the children's basic school needs. Out of the 41 students of the program who sat for examinations in various classes only one had a failed average.
During this meeting, gifts from Shared World Visions like clothes and pens were distributed to all the children present. It was equally resolved that the parents or guardians should play an active role towards the improvement of the children's performance in the following term. BFF also pledged to do home visits, visit schools in order to be acqauinted with the students' difficulties and seek on the spot solutions. On the part of Shared World Visions a USA based NGO. the Coordinator promised to donate one million francs cfa ($2000) for admission of more students into the program during the next acadmic year.
In deed we are very delighted to our donors for the wonderful gesture they made to help these poor children to be able to continue their education. On be behalf of the children,their school administrators and BFF we wish to appreciate you very immensely for your support. Keep being part of it and a child will always smile somewhere.
BFF has sponsoring 40 children is primary and secondary schools for 2013/2014 academic year. This has helped to mitigate the illiteracy rate in Cameroon society. Initiately we intended to sponsor 39 children this academic year but the resources at our disposal have made it possible for us to increase the number of opportunities.
BFF authorities have been working in close collaboration with school authorities in order to ensure the effectiveness of this project. At the end of the last academic term, the beneficiaries of the scheme were brought together to evaluate their successes, find out their their challenges and develop strategies for the way forward.
In deed all the children who have benefitted from this scheme had very good results and this has been very encouraging to us. Some of the students who had difficulties in spite of their good performances were provided the necessary didactic materials in order to further improve on their performance this term. Parents were encourage to assist the children back home to study rather abandoning them only to the teachers.
BFF continues to thank all those who are contributing in whatever way to make this scheme a success.
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