Educating And Empowering Future Cameroon Leaders

by Develop Africa, Inc.
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

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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Dear Project Supporters,

The students at Bitame Lucia Nursery and Primary School (BLIS) are enjoying school thanks to your ongoing support through this project and other micro projects that has provided school supplies, books, and scholarships for them. 

Since school reopened, the older students are enjoying playing sports and excitedly learning in school.  The nursery students love playing, exercising on the playground and also learning in their classrooms.  The kids are so grateful for the opportunity to learn and prepare themselves for a bright future. You can see some of the photos in this report and more photos in the full album.

Thanks again for 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.  Your continued support to help us provide scholarships, school supplies and needed school improvements is greatly appreciated.

 With great appreciation,
The Develop Africa Team

Class 6 students
Class 6 students

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The students enjoyed Summer Music Camp
The students enjoyed Summer Music Camp

Dear Project Supporters,

Thank you for your continued support to for the students in Cameroon.  Throughout the summer children attended the 4-week CAPEC (Cameroon Association for the Protection and Education of the Child) Music Summer Camp. It was a wonderful four weeks of summer camp.  

Each week the teachers did a live performance to enable students to witness what they had been taught in the class.  The students and teachers became more ambitious throughout the four weeks and the students are very satisfied with the knowledge they have acquired. It was a very enjoyable summer camp for all who participated.   As you can see in the photos below the children had a wonderful time.  You can see the full album here.

As the children start the new school year, they are doing so with new school supplies that they received thanks to your generous donations.  You can see some photos below.

The founder and Executive Director of CAPEC, Collette, interviewed with Conatus News and said "I started CAPEC in order to protect and educate underprivileged children living in various communities across Cameroon. According to CAPEC, education is not only the main solution to poverty but it also stands at the heart of sustainable human development. Currently, CAPEC has the following schools: Bitame Lucia Nursery and Primary School (BLIS) and Bitame Lucia Secondary School (BLIC)"    

Thanks again for making a difference for these deserving children in Cameroon and helping us and Collette achieve the mission of providing all children with an opportunity to receive their education.  Your continued support to help us provide scholarships, school supplies and needed school improvements is greatly appreciated.

 With great appreciation,
The Develop Africa Team

Children happily receiving school supplies
Children happily receiving school supplies
School supplies being sorted to distribute
School supplies being sorted to distribute

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National Day Celebration
National Day Celebration

Dear Project Supporters,

Thank you for your continued support to help optimize educational opportunities in Cameroon for the students at the Bitame Lucia Nursery and Primary School in Nkolfoulou, Cameroon (BLIS).  Your donations have helped purchase school supplies, provide scholarships and cover expenses at the BLIS School.  

The students at the BLIS recently celebrated National Day. Photos included in this report show their parade in honor of National Day.

The Cameroon students are also working hard to finish classes before the end of the school year. They have enjoyed the school year, playing with their friends, learning new things and now they are looking forward to summer break.  Photos also show the BLIS students playing with their friends on the playground. Because of YOUR support, the students are able to learn and play in a stable environment. 

Thanks again for making a difference for these deserving children in Cameroon. Your continued support to help us provide scholarships, school supplies and needed school improvements is greatly appreciated. 

With great appreciation,
The Develop Africa Team

Students enjoying playing together at school
Students enjoying playing together at school

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Cameroon students at school
Cameroon students at school

Dear Project Supporters,

Thank you for your continued support to help optimize educational opportunities in Cameroon.  The students at the Bitame Lucia Nursery and Primary School in Nkolfoulou, Cameroon (BLIS) have had a busy and rewarding year so far. 

In December, BLIS held end of year celebrations where the students performed dances, skits and speeches for their families and friends. There was also national letter reading day where the children received letters from their partner school in the USA.  The most recent activity was the Youth Day Celebration which involves all the youths nationwide.

Take a minute to go through the photo album and enjoy the photos of the different activities that have been going on this year at BLIS.

Thanks again for making a difference for these deserving children in Cameroon.

With great appreciation,

The Develop Africa Team

Older students at BLIS
Older students at BLIS
Delighted to receive holiday gifts
Delighted to receive holiday gifts
Performing at the holiday celebration
Performing at the holiday celebration
Youth Day Celebration
Youth Day Celebration

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Develop Africa, Inc.

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