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
National Youth Day
National Youth Day

Dear Project Supporters,

During the second term of the 2015/2016 academic year, students at Bitame Lucia International School participated in and enjoyed many activities and celebrations.

In Cameroon, the entire nation annually celebrates National Youth Day mobilizing the next generation of leaders. This celebration instills them with pride and the knowledge that their uniqueness plays an important role for their future advancement.

During the week of National Youth Day, the theme in Cameroon was: YOUTH, CITIZENSHIP TO FIGHT AGAINST BOKO HARAM. Due to the instability of security around the country from terrorism, the government passed a decree suspending inter-school competitions for fear of gathering large crowds and thereby inviting insurgency of the Boko Haram terrorist group.

Thus, Bitame Lucia students only participated in inter-class competitions at the school – from the nursery section to the primary section. Quizzes were organized for Classes 3-6. For the pre-nursery to nursery and Classes 1-2, little interaction games such as “Pick and Drop” were organized. After the competitions, the best pupils were awarded prizes.

On February 11, 2016, Bitame Lucia International School went out to the stadium to commemorate National Youth Day with their counterparts from other institutions in the country. They participated in match pass alongside other schools that were selected to represent particular areas of every sub-division. Bitame Lucia was selected again this year because of their great performance last year. See the photos of the students proudly marching in their unique school colors.

Participation in inter-school competitions such as football (Soccer) games, handball for both the boys and girls, and school excursions is dependent upon each school’s financial ability to support extra-curricular activities.

This academic year, Bitame Lucia was able to provide their students with excursions that enriched them culturally. The children were afforded the experience of visiting the National Museum and the National Radio House. See the photos of the children on these excursions.

After a very busy period, from February 1st to the 11th, Bitame Lucia students are studiously preparing for their end-of-term examinations.

Thank YOU so much for helping our kids get the education they need. We are so grateful for YOUR continued support.

Bests regards,

Develop Africa team

National Youth Day match pass
National Youth Day match pass
National Museum
National Museum
National Museum - student excursion
National Museum - student excursion
National Radio House - student excursion
National Radio House - student excursion
National Radio House - tour
National Radio House - tour
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Child enjoying book in class
Child enjoying book in class

Dear Project Supporters,

Thanks to the donation of books and school supplies by the general public and YOUR financial support, the kids at the CAPEC school in Cameroon are now happily learning.

The books and school supplies were donated by individuals globally. Shipping costs were covered by Develop Africa and GlobalGiving donors.

In this video, Kids Enjoy Reading and Using School Supplies in Cameroon, you can see the children in class enjoying the books and school supplies they received.

We are very excited that we are helping boost and support the education of the kids in tangible ways.

Thank YOU, for your continued support. Because of YOU, more children at Bitame Lucia Nursery and Primary School in rural Cameroon receive the education they need.

In this video, Ajomuzu Collette Bekaku, the Founder and Executive Director of CAPEC Cameroon expresses appreciation to Develop Africa and GlobalGiving donors for support provided to CAPEC and the Bitame Lucia School in Cameroon. Over the years this support has included computer training, provision of books and school supplies and general support to the school.

Thank YOU so much for helping our kids get the education they need. We are so grateful for YOUR continued support.

Bests regards,

Develop Africa team

Kids in class displaying their new books
Kids in class displaying their new books
Kids in class displaying their new school supplies
Kids in class displaying their new school supplies
Children reading and enjoying their new books
Children reading and enjoying their new books

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Classroom studies
Classroom studies

Dear Project Supporters,

Thank YOU, for your continued support. Because of YOU, more children at Bitame Lucia Nursery and Primary School in rural Cameroon receive the education they need.

The new school year began with a big surprise. We received 7 big drums full of books, bags and other education materials. The kids now have the essential school tools they need for the school year and beyond. The supplies of books also enabled us to open a library and resource center. This center is going to serve the school and the Nkolfoulou community at large.

YOU made this happen! Thanks so much.

Also new in this quarter is the partnership between Ape Action Africa (AAA) and the CAPEC School. The pupils will learn more and benefit from the expertise and resources offered by Alaafin. An Education Officer for Ape Action Africa (AAA) will be visiting the school each Tuesday to teach the class 5 and 6 pupils on how to protect animals and their environment.

As partners, the pupils will also visit the Mefou Park to see and learn about chimpanzees and gorillas. This module provides examples of ways that learning outside the classroom can be appreciated and interesting.

CAPEC School also joined the rest of the world in the celebration of the International Literacy Day 2015. The theme for the year being: Literacy and Sustainable Societies - the children read stories from their books, answered questions on the importance of reading, etc.

The teaching staff of BLIS joined in the celebration of the International Teacher’s Day 2015. It is recognized that teachers are not only a means to implementing education goals. They are the key to sustainability and national capacity in achieving learning and creating societies based on knowledge, values and ethics. However, they continue to face challenges brought about by staff shortages, poor training and low status.

Despite the above-achieved success, the school and pupils still face some difficulties. We are aware that for any organization to grow, there needs to be continued training. We need training for our staff, especially on management and leadership. We would also welcome volunteers to work in our resource center and remedial classes.

Because of the increasing number of kids each new school session, we lack space to accommodate them. We need additional classrooms to accommodate up to 70 new pupils. As of now, we do not have chairs and tables in our school hall. This makes it difficult for us to hold meetings or workshops. These items are needed as well.

Thank YOU so much for helping our kids get the education they need. We are so grateful for YOUR continued support.

Bests regards,

Develop Africa team

Teacher instruction
Teacher instruction
Library meeting
Library meeting
School supplies received
School supplies received
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Atangana graduates primary school
Atangana graduates primary school

Dear Project Supporters,

Thank YOU, for your continued support. Because of YOU, more children at Bitame Lucia Nursery and Primary School in rural Cameroon receive educational scholarships.

We are thrilled to share a success story of one of our scholars. Atangana, despite the odds of being from a single-parent home and poor, he completed his primary education at our school and is ready to advance to higher education. YOU made this happen! YOUR financial support helps provide our children with a comfortable learning environment.

During the summer holidays, classes will continue to help children catch up with studies in English and math.

We are now able to accommodate more children in our communities with the addition of 5 new classrooms.

We are grateful for all YOUR support.

Bests regards,
Develop Africa team

School building BLIS
School building BLIS
New classrooms added
New classrooms added
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Happy to return to school and computer learning
Happy to return to school and computer learning

Dear Project Supporters,

Thank YOU, for your continued support. Because of YOU, more children at Bitame Lucia Nursery and Primary School are learning basic computer skills with the new computers we received.

Since our last report, the students enjoyed Easter break away from school. No activities were scheduled while school was closed for the holiday break. So, the children were happy to return to class to continue their studies and computer learning.

Books are one of the foundational tools for learning. Many of our children do not have any books at home. The school needs an adequate range of books that they could use to promote reading.

This video gives you a glimpse into the importance of books in the education of children in Cameroon.

The primary language of children in this area of Cameroon is French and by enhancing their knowledge of English, the children are being better prepared for life as global citizens.

We are grateful for all YOUR support. Through these books, the children are developing a love for reading and learning -- which are important keys to success in life.

On May 13th at 9:00 AM EDT - Give and get matched on GlobalGiving BONUS DAY is a great way to make your donations go even further. All donations up to $1,000 per donor per project are matched on May 13th until matching funds run out on that day.

Thanks so much. We appreciate YOU!

Best Wishes,

Develop Africa team

New computers, furniture and school supplies
New computers, furniture and school supplies

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Sylvester Renner
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