Latest disbursement in the orphanage
This January 4th Rahim started his second semestre of the second year in university.
In order to manage scarce resources for the highest outcome, and according to our internal policies, Reach Out Cameroon is aiming to support the most promising students solely.
Unluckily, Rahim's grades weren't sufficiently well enough to be eligible for support by Reach Out Cameroon for another year, he still has courses pending from his initial year, we were waiting for these results to decide.
Rahim is a kind, humble and responsible young man, who has been doing as much as possible to do good in University, there are many explanations to his failure (lack of appropiate feeding, radical change of environment from the orphanage and medical problems that made him endure an operation during past year...), and we understand all of them, but still we cannot help the fact that in Cameroon there are so many other vulnerable people needing such support, managing similar circumstances and getting excellent grades. We hope you understand this very hard decision.
Nevertheless, Rahim's journey isn't over yet:
Father's House Orphanage is now able to provide enough funds to make a continuing stay of Rahim in the University of Buea possible, this has been feasable thanks to the sacrifices of the Orphanage director and FABASSO (the Faith Building Association) a group of women living with HIV that are supporting themselves and the orphanage, and made a pledge to ensure that Rahim will be able to continue his education.
We decided to give the last donations for Rahim directly to the orphanage, as they will be the ones supporting Rahim. They will be used on the orphanage's poultry to generate funds for Rahim and other orphans while improving their feeding and to provide legal birth certificates to many of the orphans. We hope you find this will spent, please bear in mind that these are necessary expenditures and liberating the orphanage from them will allow to better take care of Rahim.
We want to thank all the noble donors who gave Rahim an helping hand when there were no means to provide for him, you sparked his journey and you should be very proud of that.
Again, thank you for your kindness and your trust in Rahim.
P.D: You can stay connected to Reach Out Cameroon through our Facebook account: www.facebook.com/reachoutcameroon as well as other projects we have on Global Giving, the Keep a Girl Alive project, that supports a new generation of female micro-entrepreneurs: https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/make-an-impact-girls-education-cameroon/ and another orphanage, Mah Di´s orphanage: https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/madhis-orphanage-kumba/
Rahim's brothers & sisters dancing to say thanks
FABASSO, the group of women supporting Rahim