Help Optimize Educational Opportunities - Cameroon

by Develop Africa, Inc.
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Summary

Education in the West African country of Cameroon is compulsory through to age 14 when 6 years of primary schooling are complete. Unfortunately parents are expected to pay for uniforms and book fees, which no doubt contributes to a 67% literacy rate that's skewed in favor of males. In partnership with the Cameroon Association for the Protection and Education of the Child (CAPEC), this project provides education facilities to underprivileged rural children in Cameroon.
$9,000
total goal
$4,207
remaining
65
donors
0
monthly donors
7
years active

Challenge

Nkolfoulou lies within a Subdivision (Soa), 12km from the capital Yaounde. It is a village outskirts of Yaounde in Centre Province of Cameroon with about 6000 inhabitants, mostly women and children. Their main economic activity is small farming and parents used their children in farms. This area is mainly rural and children face a lot of difficulties to obtain basic education. Even though the government created a school, it has not supported it with adequate infrastructure and teachers there.

Solution

The goal of this project is the provision of a decent education. The project activities comprise the construction of classrooms, a library, a staff room, a hall and volunteer hostel. It includes the provision of scholarships, books and school supplies for pupils. Investment in the early education benefits the individual, society and the world at large and it is among the most effective apparatus known to reduce poverty and inequity.

Long-Term Impact

More than 1,000 orphan and underprivileged children will get a decent education - transforming their lives and providing opportunities for growth, and contribution to national development. The school will benefit the entire community for life. In the long term, the project aims to provide education to the children of the rural area of Nkolfoulou, so they would not be deprived of education based on their locality or family financial circumstances.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.nkolfoulou.org
Develop Africa /​ CAPEC Partnership
Project site
CAPEC Site
Cameroon UNICEF Statistics

Organization Information

Develop Africa, Inc.

Location: Johnson City, Tennessee - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.developafrica.org
Project Leader:
Ajomuzu Collette Bekaku
Founder/Executive Director
Yaounde, Centre Region Cameroon
$4,793 raised of $9,000 goal
 
91 donations
$4,207 to go
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