Help Optimize Educational Opportunities - Cameroon

by Develop Africa, Inc.
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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
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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Christmas performance
Christmas performance

The last three months were full of school activities, excursions, Christmas performances, and a visit to the hospital for vaccines. School examinations were written before the Christmas celebrations began, and the school enjoyed a two week break before the second term began in January 2015.

Class 5 and 6 pupils enjoyed an excursion to a brewery where they learned how soft drinks are produced and the school choir visited the Hilton Hotel where they took pictures. The parents enjoyed a Christmas performance by the pupils and teachers that included dance, music, nativity drama, rhymes and poems, a fashion show, arts and crafts display, and a journalism club news presentation. Children from 0-5 years old visited the District hospital in Soa to receive their polio vaccinations.

Our volunteers were very instrumental in making the school and Christmas activities successful. They also played a very important role for the children and teachers at our school during the school year. Several Christmas gifts were donated to the children by our friends and volunteers.


We are forever grateful to YOU for support of us through this GlobalGiving project. With your help, we are positively changing the lives of children in Cameroon.

Christmas presentation
Christmas presentation
Christmas dance performance
Christmas dance performance
Christmas traditional dance performance
Christmas traditional dance performance
New School Building
New School Building

Thanks to your generous support, we spent the last three months building our new school classrooms. Activities were focused on buying building materials - molding blocks and concrete - to get the classrooms ready for the next academic year scheduled for September 2014.

An excited group of kids arrived early on the 15th of September, the first day of school re-opening, and shouted “Wow” as they couldn’t imagine that they had a new building. Thanks in part to your support and the support of other organizations like EducAIDed Netherlands, Develop Africa and CAPEC, the students has modern, spacious and well ventilated classrooms.

The new classrooms enabled an additional 50 kids to attend school along with the 300 kids we had last year, bringing the total to 350 accommodated students. We look forward to adding a library and additional classroom to meet the demands of the new school.

Studies are going well so far, though we are just a month into the school year. Kids are keeping up with their lessons. In the next two weeks, class 5 and 6 pupils will visit Brasseries du Cameroon to see and learn how juice/soft drinks are manufactured by a brewery.

We sincerely thank you for your contributions. We need your materials, moral and financial support to forge ahead. With your help, we can positively change the lives of children in Cameroon.

More Happy Students
More Happy Students
Excited Kids
Excited Kids
New classroom construction
New classroom construction

It’s been a busy summer – full of progress so far.  To close off the year, we had our year-end exams. The class 6 pupils took the public exams which will enable them to move into Secondary School. They all passed and the school scored 100%.

It has been one month since we closed school for the summer holidays.  Despite that, we are still very busy with different activities in school. We have started the summer program, so far close to 50 pupils are undergoing remedial learning, and last week, they had the opportunity to visit the French Cultural Centre and learn some of the activities they carried out in Cameroon. They watched some films, played games, listened to songs and toured the entire centre.

The other good news is that, we started building the permanent structure at school. Since 2009, the classrooms have been temporary structures.  Partly due to your contribution and support, next academic year which will begin in September 1st 2014, we will have new classrooms.

We are more than grateful for all the opportunities our children are getting both academically and in extra curriculum activities. The chance to stay in school, learn and participate in several activities has been achieved only because of your recurring donations towards their education.  Thanks so much for your kind assistance

 

 

Taking down the old classrooms
Taking down the old classrooms
Children at French Cultural Centre
Children at French Cultural Centre
Browsing books at the Centre
Browsing books at the Centre
 

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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
$4,793 raised of $9,000 goal
 
91 donations
$4,207 to go
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