Improve 70 Girls Education with Tutoring Program

by AUMAZO, INC. Vetted since 2014 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit Project of the Month
Improve 70 Girls Education with Tutoring Program
Improve 70 Girls Education with Tutoring Program
Improve 70 Girls Education with Tutoring Program
Improve 70 Girls Education with Tutoring Program
Improve 70 Girls Education with Tutoring Program
Improve 70 Girls Education with Tutoring Program
Improve 70 Girls Education with Tutoring Program
Improve 70 Girls Education with Tutoring Program
Improve 70 Girls Education with Tutoring Program
Improve 70 Girls Education with Tutoring Program
Improve 70 Girls Education with Tutoring Program
Improve 70 Girls Education with Tutoring Program
Improve 70 Girls Education with Tutoring Program
Improve 70 Girls Education with Tutoring Program
Improve 70 Girls Education with Tutoring Program
Improve 70 Girls Education with Tutoring Program
Improve 70 Girls Education with Tutoring Program
Improve 70 Girls Education with Tutoring Program
Improve 70 Girls Education with Tutoring Program
Togetherness is beautiful
Togetherness is beautiful

The year 2018 is about to bow out but we are not talking about the “final moments” to give. I don’t think that is the feedback you want to get from us after all we have built together during this year. I am sure that you want to know that we would not stall after all the progress we have made in 2018.

That is exactly why we are talking about recurring donations instead. It is the ultimate way of making the most of your year-end gift to Aumazo.

2018 – A Year of Milestones

Your unprecedented generosity worked wonders for AUMAZO, INC in 2018. The increase in donations from your hearts is tiny seeds of hope that you have sown in the minds of the girls in our tutoring program. We have successfully tutored 88 girls so far, with more than 80% of them passing the high school entrance exam this year. That number far exceeds the previous local average where only 23% of students have successfully passed the exam.

Opening The School in 2019

Our work in Cameroon is paying off tremendously, but there is so much more to be done. The 23 girls that graduated from the tutoring program for the last two academic years could not enter our school because the buildings are not yet complete. Our goal for next fall is to open the doors of our school where we will enroll 50 high school girls, giving them the opportunity to change their lives, as well as the lives of their families and forever change the history of their communities.

As we prepare to build the school, we must continue to provide ongoing support for our operating budget, which includes planning for the school construction, continuing the tutoring program, developing a curriculum, finding partners, and a host of other important tasks that the Aumazo organization does on a daily basis.

Build With Us

I know that we can achieve these goals together. In order to continue with our work, we need the help of friends like you to commit to a recurring donation or an annual giving amount and help us continue to support Aumazo in the U.S. and Cameroon as we plan for the building and opening of our school in Cameroon in the fall of 2019.

Token of Appreciation

Our token of appreciation to you as a friend of Aumazo who commit to $500 and more per year, will be:

  • Acknowledgment on our website
  • Acknowledgment on our social media outlets
  • Your name on the walls of our school library when the school opens
  • An invitation to visit the school

You can make a one-time annual donation or a recurring monthly giving throughout the year.

Friend of Aumazo, turn this nearly 14-year-old dream into the reality that each of the girls deserve! Thank you for choosing Aumazo. You are awesome.


Happy New Year to you and yours in 2019!


– Jacqueline Audigé and the Board

 

 

 

 

Expression of Gratitude
Expression of Gratitude
Proud mother of two and happy Aumazo student
Proud mother of two and happy Aumazo student

We do not give thanks to you just on Thanksgiving Day, but every day of the year. During the past two years since we introduced you to the Aumazo tutoring program, you have given with much love. Your gifts have created greatness and made a big difference in the lives of the girls such as Audrey, who lives in Bankondji village in Cameroon.  

Please meet Audrey (https://youtu.be/qFqwCs6J3sg). She is the new single mother of two who joined our tutoring program early in academic year 2018-19.  She has been out of school for the past five years. Audrey said that she got the inspiration to return to school from her former classmates. Many of them who were enrolled in the program in the past two years, successfully passed their high school entrance exams. Currently, they are all attending a high school of their choice given that we have not completed building our own school. 

Our Method Yielded Fantastic Results

We have worked together with you to grow our program’s success, making it a billion times stronger than what we have anticipated at the beginning of the Aumazo project. The past academic year 2017-18 81.25percent of the girlsin general education and 50 percent in technical education who took the exam passed the high school entrance exam

These results are in a large part attributable to the application of our methodology, which emphasizes mutual respect between the students and teachers as well as collaborative learning. Our teachers are also trained to give individual attention to students’ learning and emotional needs. 

Successful Students Inspiring Others

It is clear, as Audrey stated, that these attributes played a big role in her decision to return to school and join the tutoring program. She also got the inspiration from our first single mother Raïssa, who entered the program and succeeded in the high school entrance exam last year. These fantastic results stimulate our increasing trust in the brighter future that lies ahead for AUMAZO, INC. We are very confident that, together, we will tackle all the new challenges that come with the success. 

Our Very Impactful Campaigns

You have a unique opportunity to make even a biggest difference in the lives of our girls this giving season. It starts with #GivingTuesdayonNov. 27, 2018, at 00:00:00 ET and end at 23:59:59 ET on Nov. 27, 2018and the Year-End Campaignthat begins at 00:00:00 ET on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018, and ends at 23:59:59 ET on Monday, Dec. 31, 2018.

Our Funding Goals

We have to raise $70,000+to complete the first four classrooms; the workshop and materials store room, to get ready to welcome the next cohort of graduates into our own school building by fall 2019. In addition, we have to finish work on the sanitation and water project that started two weeks ago. The twenty-three girls that graduated from the tutoring program for the last two academic years would have entered our school if only we had the buildings and water system in place. 

Please mark your calendar now with the dates above. I really would not want you to miss out on the #GivingTuesdayandYear-End Campaign.Together, and in harmony, we will rise to the challenges and help Audrey succeed in her high school entrance and enter Aumazo’s high school to stay close to her community and raise her two children. This is the best present we can give her and her children.

 

Again, thank you and Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

 

Sincerely,

 

Jacqueline Audige and the Board

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Our new single mom and her children
Our new single mom and her children

I have told you so often, on behalf of Aumazo’s board of directors and myself, that your partnership is the greatest asset that AUMAZO, INC possesses. We have worked together with you to grow our program’s success, making it a billion times stronger than what we have anticipated at the beginning of the Aumazo project.

Academic Year Results

This strength is demonstrated by the results of the past academic year (2017-18) when sixteen girls out of the twenty-two in the tutoring program who took the exam passed the high school entrance exam. The 73 percent pass rate consisted of 81.25percent for general education (13 girls out of 16) and 50 percent for technical education (3 girls out of 6).

These results are a great improvement compared to the program's first year when the pass rate of the high school entrance exam was 35 percentfor general education and 0 percent for the technical education. We attributed a large part of the improvement to our methodology, which emphasizes mutual respect of students and teachers as well as collaborative learning. Nevertheless, we also recognize that this would not have been possible without your unprecedented generosity. 

 Another New Single Mom Joins the Tutoring Program

Those increased donations from your hearts are tiny seeds of hope that you have sowed in the mind of girls in our tutoring program. New girls are coming on to replace those that are leaving. No later than this morning, our tutoring program teachers shared extraordinary news with me. They said that at the beginning of this academic year (2018-19), they welcome Audrey in the program. She is another single mother who has been out of school for several years. She has two young children.

Her younger sister is one of the first beneficiaries of Aumazo tutoring program. She passed her high school entrance exam this year and is currently enrolled in the high school of her choice supported by the Aumazo tuition award program for the girls who successfully passed the exams. Audrey must have gotten her inspiration from her sister, or it could be from our first single mother Raïssa, who joined the program and succeeded in the high school entrance exam last year. No matter what were her reasons for joining, one thing that is clear to us is that jointly with AUMAZO, INC, you are making ordinary moments extraordinary. 

 Our Boarding School's Status

How can we not continue to have strong faith in the future of AUMAZO, INC’s project with such terrific results? We are supremely confident in our own ability to preserve this success. Our hunger in new challenge is stronger than ever for very good reasons. The twenty-three girls that graduated from the tutoring program for the last two academic years could not enter our school because the buildings are not yet complete. Our current focus is to finish the sanitation and water project as well as four classrooms to welcome the next cohort of graduates into our own school building by fall 2019.

 A Classroom With YOUR Name On It

You have an opportunity to make an even bigger impact by funding and putting your name on one or more of the classrooms on the floor plan. You will notice that few rooms are already taken.

Return a copy to us with your chosen classroom(s) and the name you want us to engrave on it. We will do the rest.

Together, we have already turned the challenges facing 23 girls into opportunities through the tutoring program. Our greatest gift that is the love of AUMAZO, INC will never subside. It is palpable throughout the program. Let it continue be quite infectious!

 Again, thank you for being Aumazo’s # 1supporters.

 

Sincerely,

 

Jacqueline Audige and the Board

Aumazo School Construction FloorPlan
Aumazo School Construction FloorPlan
Raissa
Raissa's determination is contagious

The good news is that you already made Raïssa and 20 other girls dreams in our tutoring program come true. By participating in our Bonus Day heretoday July 18, 2018, youupheld that truth to be self-evident. that every girl in rural communities in Cameroon and around the world is blessed with the unalienable rights to education and the pursuit of happiness. 

You can express it even better today with your 50%match donation to AUMAZO, INC. All donations to our cause up to $500are matched until the funds run out. Do not miss out on this opportunity that starts at 9:00 amsharp and ends at 11:59 pmtoday.

 Bonus Day Gift

Your generosity will foster a stable future for Raïssa and the girls graduating from the tutoring program, the girls promoted into the second year, and the incoming girls into our tutoring program in Bankondji Cameroon during the next academic year 2018-19.

Raïssa's Working Toward Her Dream

Raïssa is a 22 year-old single mother who joined our tutoring program last year. She showed up with her daughter when we opened the door for the peer-to-peer tutoring class sessions beginning in August 2017. When I asked her to tell us why she was showing up now with her baby, she said, “I am persevering on my dream of becoming a journalist.” She also mumbled while hugging her daughter “ I would like to give her a better shot in life.”

Sure enough! She is on her way to fulfilling that promise she made to her little girl. On Wednesday July 4, 2018, I had a conference call with her. She said: “I do not know how to thank Aumazo and all the supporters of the program. What can I give them that would be of significance to them other than my prayers? I can only pray and ask God to bless them more.”  I asked her to tell me how she feels now that she passed the exam that seemed so far-fetched to her in August 2017.

She continued: “Frankly, words cannot express how I feel now. All I know is that I still want to pursue my dreams of becoming a journalist. I also want to stop the cycle of poverty and give the best life to my daughter. It starts with my achieving my great potentials and getting my education.” From the first day that she came to our tutoring program, Raïssa understood that patience and time would help her attain her goal. 

Your Support Makes A Difference

Together, we have already turned her challenges and those of the other 20girls in the graduating class (second year) of the tutoring program into opportunities. Let’s persist in helping Raïssa strengthen her determination to realize her dream of becoming a journalist. During our discussion, she mentioned that without your financial support and the motivation she got from our teachers, she would never have made it this far. 

Her unconditional love isn’t the only thing she can afford to give her daughter at present. Your unforgettable gift to our tutoring programhas already transformed Raïssa’sdream of education into reality.

 Let's Make Dreams Come True

Remember that we appreciate your passion for the peer-to-peer program. It is absolutely crucial to Aumazo accomplishing its important mission. Your continuous support will transform Raïssa into a journalist and allow other girls in the tutoring program in Bankondji to aspire to greatness and a better future.

Thank you for being an important part of Raïssa's story.

 

Sincerely,

 

~Jacqueline Audige and the Board

Raissa
Raissa's growing confidence is showing

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Together We are Winners
Together We are Winners

I started my workday on Monday July 2, 2018 with my usual morning routine until my phone rang. It was a call from Cameroon. I picked it up and at the other end of the line was our Aumazo/Zoma COO Mr. Franck Olivier Zouabet. He kept shouting: “Celebration! CelebrationCelebration!”  What celebration? I asked. He finally regained his composure and said: “We hit a jackpot this year. Sixteengirls out of the twenty-two in our tutoring program who sit the exam passed the high school entrance exam.”

At this instant, I jumped off my chair and started screaming with joy, alerting everyone around me. I wanted to yell the news to the world from the rooftop. Right away, I also wanted to call you and share the news with you and every supporter of our program. I could barely contain myself but resolved to do so and gather more information about the results before spreading the word. 

A Collective Win

The 73%pass rate comprises 81.25 %for general education that is 13girls out of 16 and 50%for technical education also 3girls out of 6.

These resultsfrom the second year have completely reshaped the future of our tutoring program and the Aumazo project as a whole. They demonstrate a quantum leap upward compared to the program's first year during which the pass rate of the high school entrance exam was 35%for general education and 0%for the technical education.

The improved performance is due to our methodology, which emphasizes mutual respect of students and teachers as well as collaborative learning. We also credit our success to your unwavering support. Thank you for being a member of our winning team. We could not have done this without your continued contributions. 

Outstanding Results From Our Tutoring Program

Although we noticed some improvement in testing results for girls throughout rural Cameroon, the performance of girls in our tutoring program is outstanding. We checked the results of the general education from other schools in the neighboring villages. In Baboutcheu-Nintcheu the closest village to Bankonkji, fifty-one girls sit the exam and thirty passed. That is 59%pass rate. Also at St Paul’ in Bafang town (where most of our girls who passed the exam will enroll in the high school next school year) seventy-six girls sat the exam and fifty-six passed. That is 74%pass rate.

Our81.25%pass rate for general education really calls for celebration. Impassible dirt roads during the raining seasons did not stop our teachers from traveling to the village to teach the girls. They went beyond their normal Math, English and French lessons to provide Social Studies lessons to the girls whose day school Social Studies teacher was absent since November 2017. 

Your Fruitful Support

Thank you for being part of this magical moment. Honestly, your continuous support made this happen.  The impact of your gifts is palpable.  We count on your generosity again during our 50% MatchBonus Day on July 18, 2018.

Again, thank you for being Aumazo’s # 1 supporter

 

Sincerely,

 

Jacqueline Audige and the Board

We Can All Learn
We Can All Learn

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AUMAZO, INC.

Location: BETHESDA, MD - USA
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Twitter: @aumazo
Project Leader:
Jacqueline Audige
Potomac, MD United States
$66,477 raised of $99,950 goal
 
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