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
Every student should have a pencil