Help Optimize Educational Opportunities - Cameroon

by Develop Africa, Inc.
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Global Hand Washing Day - Children Watch Video
Global Hand Washing Day - Children Watch Video

Warm greetings

We are continually grateful for your on-going support that helps provide a platform of growth for the school - supporting miscellaneous school and administrative expenses, purchase of school materials etc.  Through your support we continue to provide education to these deserving children - who otherwise would not be able to go to this school - conveniently located in the community.

The last three months have been a very busy period in our school, full of excitement and events.  Firstly, we want to announce the completion of the first permanent structure in our school. The classroom was donated by the US Embassy Cameroon. So far, this is the only block building at school. As we struggle to change the plank / wooden building to permanent structures, we count on your support to enable us buy building materials.

We are also happy to inform you that a delegation of 10 persons from Kenya and UK visited our school under the Connecting Classroom project. While at the school, they all taught in different classes and also planted a tree in the school. The school choir sang and dance and also presented the delegates with some gifts.

Early this month, we celebrated two activities at school, the first once being World Teachers day and the second being Global Hand Washing Day. The Health Unit of the US Embassy visited the school to celebrate this day with us. They brought us some soaps and hand towels. The children were able to watch a documentary on the important of hand washing.  At the end of the film, the children asked some questions. They day ended with a group picture.

As you can see, there is so much on-going learning and growth going on at the school and we are delighted that you are a part of making this happen.  Together we are creating a bright future for these children and Cameroon.  Thanks so much for your support. 

Children outside at Hand Washng Day
Children outside at Hand Washng Day

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Cameroon National Day Celebration (20th May)
Cameroon National Day Celebration (20th May)

Dear donors, friends and well wishers

It has been a very successful and fantastic year of good health the School given that none of the children registered any major illness and am so excited that they all got to perform well in their academic work and have been cleared to join the next classes respectively at the end of September 2012. Apart from the academic achievements, the kids took part in excursion and other recreational activities. During the trimester, the children visited a brewery company to see how soft drinks are made, we also took part in the 20th May Celebration, which is the reunification day in Cameroon, thanks to all of you for making this happen.

The children completed their third term of the year in May, with the Nursery 2 pupils promoted to Primary One .Children are now on summer vacation, and will begin holiday classes on the 15th of July 2012.  We are also thankful for our volunteer Katharina Herger, who has spent one year working with the kids in our school.

We want to thanks our donors, friends and well-wishers for the sacrifices they make to ensure that our project is alive. Thank you so much for the donations both in cash and kind and May the good Lord continue to Bless and reward you.

We continue to request for your support as we enter into another year. The challenge is still on and everything that you give is of great importance and is well appreciated. There is going to be increase in population for both boys and girls the new academic year. We have already identified close to 20 girls ages (5 -15yrs) who are just sitting at home doing nothing, we intend to register them in our school. We will need your support in term of school and material suppliers for them.  Kindly help us spread the word about this project to family members and friends too.

With the best of wishes

Excursion to a local brewery
Excursion to a local brewery
Graduation of Nursery II Pupils
Graduation of Nursery II Pupils
Children visit cultural center
Children visit cultural center

Dear Donors,

Here's an update on what has been gping on at the school over the past months. 

The children at the CAPEC school have benefited from a series of trainings. One of such training was on girls self-esteem organized by Peace Corps Cameroon and US Embassy Cameroon. On the 21st of February 2012 at 3.00pm, a delegation of women from Peace Corps Cameroon and US Embassy visited the Bitame Lucia Nursery and Primary School to speak to the girls about Self Esteem.  The women who visited were, Mignon Turner, Cultural Affairs Officer, US Embassy, Cameroon, Mrs. Viban Gladys, Cultural Affairs Specialist, US Embassy, Cameroon, Mathis C Susette, Community Liaison Officer, US Embassy, LaHoma Smith Romocki, Country Director, Peace Corps Cameroon, Victorine, and Rozalia Romocki from USA.  The one day course consisted of presentation about color, drama, fashion parade and dancing

The program began with an opening prayer and a welcome song lead by Mrs Viban Gladys, after which she introduced Rozalia Romocki, the brain behind the project who discussed about “Color” while illustrating in a chat. She told the children to be proud of their color, black is beautiful. They should accept and love themselves as they are. She talks about their self image and the confidence built, for the children to retain and carry home this message, a short sketch was performed for them to know what is meant by loving and accepting their color.

The children at school also had the opportunity to visit “Salon International De L’artisanat du Cameroun”, International Arts and Crafts exhibition. The aim of this visit was to exposure and widen the perspective / horizons of the children on the important of art and craft - which has been introduced as a subject in the school curriculum. 20 pupils selected through random sampling technique accompanied by the following teachers: Mr. Achakeng Vincent, Madam Shuri Gladys, Mr. Toh Sylvester and Madam Katharina Herger. These teachers were assisted by the Manager of Bitame Lucia, Mr. Leonard Ngenfue and the proprietress Madame Ajomuzu Collette. The first exhibition stand we visited was “The Plantain Leaves Guy”. The architect explained how he came out with such wonderful work. He also presented a book made from leaves of plantains and bananas.

Your funds help to support such training and their total education, ensuring that the opportunities of the children are truly enhanced.  Thanks for helping us enrich and make a huge difference in their lives.

With the best of wishes

Ajomuzu Collette

 

 

cultural center group photo
cultural center group photo
Visit by Peace Corps - training on self esteem
Visit by Peace Corps - training on self esteem
Girls dancing
Girls dancing

Dear Friends,

The month of December was very exciting for children at the Bitame Lucia School who shared their holiday together for meals. We had a total of four volunteers from UK, Estonia, Germany and Sweden. They all introduced to us different skills from their different countries. We receive letters from pen pal friends from United Kingdom and also some Christmas gifts from our linking schools in Kenya and United Kingdom.

This party helped to motivate and encourage the students to do even better.  Rainer, who was our Santa Claus, gave us a lot of sweets and chocolate. We all had a tremendous time together with the school administration and some parents who joined us for the Christmas party. We were also privileged to welcome Mignon Turner and Mrs. Viban Gladys both from the US Embassy in Cameroon at our Christmas party. 

January 2012 - The new semester is off to a great start and it's great to see the children all back in school.  They are making steady progress with their studies.  The children are all so eager to learn. Thanks to your support, we are providing this opportunity for them in their community.  We are truly helping to shape not their destinies, but also that of the nation of Cameroon and this is truly significant.

Thanks for your on-going support in helping to make change happen.  We wish you the very best for 2012

presents for the kids
presents for the kids
distribution of presents
distribution of presents
Merry Christmas
Merry Christmas
More presents
More presents
Thanks GlobalGiving Donors!
Thanks GlobalGiving Donors!

Dear Donors and friends of CAPEC,

The school academic year, 2011/2012 is off to a great start for the kids of the Bitame Lucia school and the Nkolfoulou Community as a whole.  Your constant donation, support and encouragement have taken us to another level.  For this we say, “A Big THANK YOU.” 

This year, we were able to admit 60 more orphan kids and two refugee kids from Rwanda. The children had bright and shinning new uniforms, new sandals, new books, and a lot of school materials and toys.  Our teachers are very eager to work and continue to be very punctual at school.  This is because they also had their stipend provided on time - and that encourages them.  All this is possible because of your constant support. 

This academic year, we have three energetic, dynamic and committed volunteers - Katie Richards from UK, (who is teaching Class 2), Katharina Herger from Germany, (who is teaching Nursery II and also helping at the office), Carolin Laubree from Estonia (who is teaching Nursery 1 and also help to make some postcards for Christmas).  Each and everyone of you who support our project on GlobalGiving are a blessing to us. 

We’re somebody today because you care to share what you have with us.  We pray that, as we go through the struggle and challenges of this academic year, you will constantly be by our side to support and encourage us.  As the children increases, the challenges becomes bigger, the demand becomes more.  But we know with your support, we are going to reach the peak.

Thank you for investing in CAPEC School. The kids are inspired and the teachers feel deeply encouraged. Please continue helping us, support them, and give them a way to achieve their dreams.  Your donations are making real change happen. Thanks again for your continual support! 

Very cute...and full of potential
Very cute...and full of potential
Group photo
Group photo
 

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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
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