Educating And Empowering Future Cameroon Leaders

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Educating And Empowering Future Cameroon Leaders
Educating And Empowering Future Cameroon Leaders
Educating And Empowering Future Cameroon Leaders
Educating And Empowering Future Cameroon Leaders
Educating And Empowering Future Cameroon Leaders
Educating And Empowering Future Cameroon Leaders
Educating And Empowering Future Cameroon Leaders
Educating And Empowering Future Cameroon Leaders
Educating And Empowering Future Cameroon Leaders
Educating And Empowering Future Cameroon Leaders
Educating And Empowering Future Cameroon Leaders
Educating And Empowering Future Cameroon Leaders
Educating And Empowering Future Cameroon Leaders
Educating And Empowering Future Cameroon Leaders
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Dear Project Supporters, 

The students at Kamawornie primary school and Kamawornie Secondary school in Northern Cameroon are thankful for your support.  The students in both schools received school supplies and tuition assistance for this school year and they are doing well and enjoying school thanks to the support they have received from generous donors.

You can see in this video their appreciation and see them learning and singing at school.

Your support is making a difference for these deserving children in Northern Cameroon.  We welcome your continued support to help provide additional tuition assistance and school supplies to more students. We encourage you to consider starting a monthly recurring donation here.  Even a few dollars a month will go a long way.  Please also share this with your contacts and invite them to consider supporting this ongoing project.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at GlobalGiving@developafrica.org. 

 

With great appreciation,

Amy & The Develop Africa Team

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Nebimi working at a garage
Nebimi working at a garage

Dear Project Supporters,

The students at Bitame Lucia Nursery and Primary School (BLIS)  are back in school and thanks to generous donors like you several students have received tuition support and school supplies.  One of the students that started school this year is Nebimi.  Ajomuzu Collette Bekaku – Founder and Executive Director of CAPEC, tells the story below about Nebimi who went from working at a car garage at the age of 11 to going to school this year.

On the way to my office, I saw a child working in a garage. I was shocked and decided to have a conversation with him. I asked him “how old are you and why are you not in school?”. He answered, “I am 11 years old”. At this point, a young man approached us and interrupted our conversation. He introduced himself to me as the owner of the garage. So, I asked him “why has he employed a child to work in his garage?”, and he said ... “the father of this boy is a refugee from the Central African Republic, and since he hasn’t any money to sponsor the boy in school, he gave him to me so that he can be trained and be able to take care of himself in the future.” I was emotionally broke and asked the garage owner if I could speak with the boy’s parents. To cut a long story short, before leaving the garage for my office, I asked the little boy what his ambition is and if he is happy receiving the training at the garage? He smiled and said “without education, I will have to forgo my ambition of becoming an influential somebody in society. All I dream of is going back to school”. With the sole support of CAPEC’s scholarship programme, Nebimi is now in school

However, CAPEC later found out that Nebimi has 3 siblings who are not attending school because their parents don’t have the means.

There are many such cases were children, from poor homes, are left on their own and found working in hazardous conditions in different communities. Formal education is the only thing these children are expecting from us. We are deeply convinced that your support can get back these children to school, enabling them to fulfill their full potential.

 

Donations from generous donors like you will help more children like Nebimi have the opportunity to go to school. Your ongoing support is greatly appreciated.  We encourage you to start a monthly recurring donation here.  Even a few dollars a month will go a long way.  Please also share this with your contacts and invite them to consider supporting this ongoing project.    If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at GlobalGiving@developafrica.org.   

 

Warmest Regards,  

Amy & the Develop Africa Team

Nebimi starting school
Nebimi starting school

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Dear Project Supporters,

The students at Bitame Lucia Nursery and Primary School (BLIS)  are enjoying their summer with summer sports and summer workshops.  One of the summer school workshops was on "My favorite Hero" and favorite Pet. The children had a great time participating.  There are also sports camps through the summer such as the CAPEC Community Sports Program, which works to improve lives through sports.  You can see more photos in the photo album

We appreciate your continued support for these children in Cameroon as they prepare to start a new school year in September.   These students need school supplies, uniforms, scholarships and some need help getting a nutritious meal each day.  

Your support is making a difference for these deserving children in Cameroon and helping us and the school achieve the mission of providing the children with an opportunity to receive their education.  We welcome your continued support to help us provide scholarships, school supplies and needed school improvements for BLIS and other schools in Cameroon.

 

With great appreciation,

The Develop Africa Team

Playing Soccer
Playing Soccer
Getting ready for school
Getting ready for school

Dear Project Supporters,

Thanks in part to your generous donations the students at Bitame Lucia Nursery and Primary School (BLIS) have had a very enjoyable second half of their school year.  Photos from the various sports activities and field trips can be seen below.  

On March 28, the secondary school students had their first ever social. There were lots of activities including sugar race, bag race, blind shooting, relay running, singing, dancing and ballet. The day ended with awards for the winners and light refreshments.

The International Day of Sports for Development and Peace celebrated on April 6th and was commemorated through an educational, awareness and sporting activity session. 

Class five pupils went on a field trip in April and visited Mvog-Betsi Zoo, where the students learned about wild animals. The Mvog-Betsi Zoo is situated in Yaoundé and hosts a wide range of species including reptiles, big cats, and birds of prey. 

World Malaria Day, April 25, was celebrated at school with a workshop.  The BLIS pupils and teachers are ready to beat Malaria!

Thank you so much for your on-going support that has made this school year so enjoyable for the students at BLIS.   We welcome your ongoing support for BLIS and other schools in Cameroon.

 

With great appreciation,

The Develop Africa Team

Field Trip to the zoo
Field Trip to the zoo
World Malaria Day Workshop
World Malaria Day Workshop
Sports activities
Sports activities

Dear Project Supporters, 

Your support has helped provide school supplies to the Bitame Lucia Nursery and Primary School (BLIS) as well as to other schools. Pencils and school supplies were distributed to the pupils of Nyabi Primary School. This school has 800 pupils, 400 which are refugees children from Central Africa and Nigeria. The families fled their homes due to violent conflicts in the Central African Republic (CAR) and increasing animosity between armed groups in northern Nigeria. 

The CAPEC Team also visited and donated some educational materials to Bape Mondial School. The school has 75 kids and functions out of a 3 hut with a roof made of palm leaves, no administrative block, no toilet, no running water and very few seats for the children - as seen in the included photos. When it’s raining season, these children cannot even go to school! 

In many of the rural schools in Cameroon, children are struggling to write without a pencil or pen. In one of the schools, 5 children shared a single pencil. The teacher explained the stress and unproductivity of waiting for a child to write notes, and then pass the pencil on to another child. Most of them lacked basic exercise books and basic school supplies. 

In response to the desperate needs, we will shortly be broadening the scope of this project to support additional schools and other areas of need. We want to ensure that many more children have their own pencils and the other basic school supplies.

The school in the following link badly needs a supporting structure and resources. The kids deserve so much more - and the opportunity of a decent education. Please join us in supporting the education of disadvantaged and displaced kids. Thank you so much for your on-going support!

With great appreciation,
The Develop Africa Team

This is the "School" the refugee children attend
This is the "School" the refugee children attend
Every student should have a pencil
Every student should have a pencil
 

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Develop Africa, Inc.

Location: Johnson City, Tennessee - USA
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Sylvester Renner
President, Develop Africa
Johnson City, Tennessee United States
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