Help Optimize Educational Opportunities - Cameroon

by Develop Africa, Inc.
Vetted
The children were thankful for the school supplies
The children were thankful for the school supplies

Dear Project Supporters,

Thank you for your support in providing the tools and opportunity for students in Cameroon to get an education.  

"Education is a powerful driver of development and one of the strongest instruments for reducing poverty, raising incomes, promoting economic growth and shared prosperity, and for improving health, gender equality, peace, and stability." (World Bank).

We were delighted to team up with US military personnel from Civil Affairs Team 8242 who delivered 16 barrels full of school supplies thanks to your generous donations to schools in Garoua. The donations effect children where the attendance rates of each school reach up to 2000 students and provide a better education opportunity for the students most vulnerable to recruitment by Boko Haram.

"It is essential that we understand local needs and adequately respond to them in a targeted manner", said Sylvester Renner, the President of Develop Africa. "This is why Develop Africa has been providing books, school supplies, scholarships and training for 10 years now", Renner said.  Read the full press release.

You helped bring necessary supplies to these children and made an impact on their future. Develop Africa welcomes additional school supply donations and donations of funds towards logistics on an on-going basis and around the year.

Thank you for making a difference!

With great appreciation,
The Develop Africa Team

These kids were thrilled to get supplies
These kids were thrilled to get supplies
For some it was their first set of school supplies
For some it was their first set of school supplies

Links:

Marveline and her younger sister
Marveline and her younger sister

Dear Project Supporters,

Classes have just resumed at the Bitame Lucia Nursery and Primary School in Nkolfoulou, Cameroon.  Thanks to you,  Marveline and her sister have received all their books for their new classes. They both passed their end of year examinations; Marveline came out with the 2nd best marks in her class and her little sister came out the best in her own class.  They started Class 5 and Class 3 this week.  

With hearts full of gratitude and faces filled with gleeful smiles, Marveline and her sister say a big "thank you" to YOU for your support. We would not have been able to help these deserving children without your support.  We are thrilled to know that they are in excellent form to do well this academic year.
 
Thank you so much for making the school year start out on a positive note for Marveline and her sister.

With great appreciation,
The Develop Africa Team

Students working hard on exams
Students working hard on exams

Dear project partners

The last quarter of the academic year was very busy for the pupils in and out of the school.The month of May is usually a very busy period for the pupils and students all over the nation.

Thanks in part to your generous donations they were able to go on field trips. They visited the museum and the multipurpose sports complex of the nation’s capital.  They also joined the other students of other schools for the national day celebration.

During the end of year ceremony tokens of encouragement and appreciation were given to parents who took good care of their children. Drama sketches were prepared and presented to the happy parents by the pupils. Teachers also received gifts of encouragement and appreciation for being the best during the academic year.

Thank you again for making this school year a success through your generosity!

Warmest Regards,

Develop Africa Team

Field Trip
Field Trip
National Day Celebration
National Day Celebration
End of the year celebration
End of the year celebration
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
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

Links:

 

About Project Reports

Project Reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to globalgiving.org by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.

If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you will get an e-mail when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports via e-mail without donating.

Get Reports via Email

We'll only email you new reports and updates about this project.

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
$4,848 raised of $9,000 goal
 
93 donations
$4,152 to go
Donate Now Add Project to Favorites

Help raise money for this important cause by creating a personalized fundraising page for this project.

Start a Fundraiser

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence

Snorkeler
Our
Impact

Woman Holding a Gift Card
Give
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle
GlobalGiving
Guarantee

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.