Project #10444

Send 85 Children to School for 1 Year in Cameroon

by Better Family Foundation
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.

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.


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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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