We are very delighted to report on this Project. Since the last disbursement, a lot of progress has been made. Though after exhausting the funds, some local fund raising was made. The funds were used for buying some cement and iron rods to cover the library section.
At this point in time, we have received a disbursement from Global Giving from one visitor who visited the Project and was very much impressed.
He visited the OVcs in the present dilapidated and in-conducive site and then the Construction Project.
We are expecting to move a step with his donations.
We are progressing with the available resources. Thanks to all our previous and current supporters.
We would like to report that the first phase has gone above 50% and if we are are still working on gaining support, so that this first phase is completed and put to use by September 2012. We give a lot of thanks to the lone donor of the month to the tune of 800 USD, which we have just received and looking forward to taking another great progress in the project.
It is our pleasure to report on the progressive nature of the Project Provide Education for 100 Orphans in Cameroon.
We were caught up by the dry season after moving a giant step with the last disbursement.
We were able to make the form work, buy some iron rods, paid the technicians to work on the Decking work.
We continue to receive Volunteers who are grateful to see where your support is going and actually what it is used for.
Below are the most recent Volunteers from UK who really appreciate the work with the Children in the rented apartment.
Rains have come again and hopefully we are soon to resume the decking work again.
However, we still need some support to enable us get on with the work and to eventually complete the first phase of the project. We are really very grateful to all our donors and wish them all the blessings.
Within the last three months and after the last disbursement we have been able to do much on the Construction Project. This is in a struggle to provide Education to at least 100 orphaned and vulnerable children yearly. We wish to appreciate the Global Giving and Donors and supporters of this project.
All the Orphaned and vulnerable children currently receiving training in the present unconducive structure were very happy to see and participate in the project. They participated and contributed enomousely in terms of labour.
We received a visitor who knew us through Stuff your Rucksack website and visited the project as you can see in the attached project pictures.
We also embarked on local fundraising before recording this jiant step. Since it needs quite a reasonable sum of money to deck the whole building once, we decided to partition the decking work in to two phases.
The first phase is currently going on with the available resources and progressively. We are still soliciting for our donors to use their face books and even the Project Page to recommend this project for support to enable us complete and put the building in to use by May 2012.
The Pictures here shows the work at the top of the building (Primliminary works) and another one shows our visitor from US who was very satisfied with the project and another shows the inner part of the building.
Thank you once more and May God Bless you through out this Christmas season.
We are delighted to give another report with sincere thanks to our donors and especially to Meg Dallet and Laurel Chor (GlobalGiving Visitors) July 2011.
We are convinced that their reports presented in our Projects site gave the donors the realities and in conformity with our previous reports. Since they left, we were anxiously waiting for funds to get on with the work.
The students resumed studies on the 12th of September after a three months long Holidays. They did much on the project together with the caregivers. They kept the project cleaned and worked on the road to the site.
Finally we received a disbursement of 290 US dollars equivalent to 131,000frs. With this, we were able to buy 0ne trip of sand at the cost of 120,000frs and with the local Fundraising, we added and brought the poles that were bought with the previous funds.
These poles are to be used in supporting the Form work of the Decking. Since we were not able to complete the 1st phase, we are still in the rented premises which is not conducive at all.
Now that students have come back from Holidays, we have again got human resources and more work shall be done. Once we are able to receive another disbursement, as we are also struggling with local Fund raising, we will be able to do much.
I wish to thank all the donors for their wonderful support. We will continue to do our best as we progress with the fund raising
My name is Meg Dallett, and I’m an In the Field intern with GlobalGiving in Cameroon this summer. I’m traveling around the country visiting all the GlobalGiving-partnered NGOs, and I’m writing this postcard to pass on some of what I’ve seen to the donors who have given to this organization.
It’s not easy running a small school for orphans and vulnerable children in Cameroon. They have no support from the government, and the students certainly can’t afford the expensive fees that keep some other private schools running around here. And landlords keep raising their rents—as a result, Self Reliance Promoters’ school has had to move at least three times in a little over a decade. That’s why their project to build a new school, constructed on their own donated land, will make such a big difference to the orphans who are trying to beat the odds and graduate.
Maxillene, Charlotte and Annette from Self Reliance Promoters’ NGO (SEREP) showed us around the building. They’re all former students from one SEREP program or another, and have now come back to teach classes and help manage the organization’s day-to-day workings. Maxillene told us that students (ages 12-16) come and help out with the construction—“They’re so excited,” she said. “They know that they are building a school that is theirs.”
They’ve definitely made a lot of progress in the last several months and are using the most efficient materials possible, but now the funding has dried up and so things have come to a halt. It’s going to take a few more donations before they can finish the building and students can move in! Even a little bit goes a long way; the teachers showed us a huge pile of materials that came from just $20. SEREP raises all its funding from GlobalGiving, so the donations they’ve received for the school have been a great cause for celebration. Maxillene was effusive about the donations they’ve received so far: “We are working very hard here, but we want to say thank you to the donors, and may God bless you.”
If you’re interested in SEREP’s other projects, take a look:
Feed a Cameroonian Family. SEREP’s Palm Oil Project
Help Mbosha Women Build a Primary Health Centre
Help Takija Build a Nursery School to Educate 60 Children
Give the Gift of Education—Sponsor an Orphan or Vulnerable Child
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