The ongoing conflict in the two Anglophone regions in Cameroon has forced tens and thousands of women and girls to flee their homes into refugee camps, bushes and to other regions for safety. This has affected their lives adversely. The CTC4FP wants to identify and provide literacy and other fast track education to these Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), who have been deprived of learning. We urgently need funds to provide life-saving healthcare services and medical training.
Since 2016, the Anglophone crisis in the two Anglophone regions of Cameroon North West and South West has affected the lives of tens and thousands of women and girls including their children to flee into the bushes, refugee camps and other regions for safety. For these IDPs to integrate into their host communities, economically, socially, and through a process of mutual understanding is a crucial challenge.
The CTC4FP will give older girls a chance to catch up on years of missed schooling, and also give the women an opportunity where 1500 of them will be trained as community healthcare providers (CHCPs) on a fast track basis so that they can use these skills to support themselves and their communities. As an innovation, the IDPs will learn healthy behaviors through hygiene and sanitation practices. The CHCPs will be given tools to help the women and their newborns during their vulnerable hours.
300 of women will become literate and gain professional education which will give them greater opportunity for a better life. The older girls will choose to further their training on a fast track basis as community healthcare providers, tailoring and embroidering, ICT and linguistics at age-appropriate grade levels. As their minds open, they will understand that they can be leaders and contribute positively to the society.