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Improve 70 Girls Education with Tutoring Program

by AUMAZO, INC.
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
Happy and confident
Happy and confident

“The more you sweat, the luckier you get,”  And “It requires a lot of courage,” Audrey concludes. 

Nine months ago, Audrey, a single mother of two, joined our tutoring program. She has been out of school for five years. She was scared and very apprehensive about participating in the program. Initially, when she returned to the day school in the village, she was placed in 8th grade. As the year progresses and the school was in full swing, the day-school principal realized that she was struggling and couldn’t keep up with her classmates. The struggle spilled over to the tutoring program and showed up in her frustration and aggressiveness toward other girls in the program. The final decision at her school was to demote her to 7th grade.

What a turn of events in less than a year! I talked to Audrey few days ago and was stunned when she said this: “I am lucky to have Aumazo and all the people who support me. I am equally lucky to have my classmates in my life now. We have become friends and we have respect for each other.”  

Audrey is one of the two single mothers that we have welcome to the program in the last three years. Her success in the program during this past academic year would not have happened were it not for your generosity. 

Audrey's Academic Journey

Raïssa, our first program single mother in the tutoring program, who had graduated a year earlier with her high school entrance diploma, inspired Audrey. She joined the tutoring program with one goal in mind, “To turn my life around and secure a better future for my two children. Today, I am happy and feel very empowered. I never imagined that I would turn down the offer made by my day school principal  to take the high school entrance exam while still attending 7e grade” said Audrey.

This is such a great come back and the story that Aumazo is proud of. Audrey slowly made a great comeback as a result of the school placement and the help of our tutors. She built her mental abilities and physical strengths. She understood her role in the classroom and her contribution as one of the students in the tutoring program. She also took control of her life situation. “At beginning of the school year, I was coming to school hungry and couldn’t really concentrate in class. With the help of the tutors, I regained my physical strength and was able to do farming after school and grow some crops. I harvested them during the school year and provide food for myself and my children.” Audrey stated.

Your unprecedented kindnessis working wonders for Aumazo programs. Your gifts are not only giving our girls such as Audrey the opportunity to change their lives, they are also transforming the lives of their families and forever shifting the course of history of their communities.

Keeping Tag on Dreams 

In order to continue creating these successful results, we still need your help and will greatly appreciate if you can mark your calendar today and participate in our GlobalGiving Bonus Dayon July 18, 2018 from 9AM to 11:53 PM Eastern Daylight Time.Your contributions will help us continue supporting Aumazo’s effort and work during the academic year 2019-20.

As a Friend of Aumazo, you have already turned this 14-year old dream into the reality and luck that single mother of two like Audrey deserve. Thank you for standing by Aumazo. 

 

Jacqueline Audige and the Board

Alida in our Tutoring Program in 2017
Alida in our Tutoring Program in 2017

“I am lucky to have Aumazo and all the people who support me and my fellow graduates in my life. When I joined the tutoring program three years ago, I would never have imagined that today, I will be this happy as a student. I do not know how to express my gratitude to all of you. Please, just tell everybody at Aumazo that education changed my outlook in life,” Alida hammered out these words Sunday morning when I had an opportunity to talk to her by phone.

Alida is one of the first tutoring program graduates and also one of the lucky scholarship recipients. Her success in the program during these past three academic years would not have happened were it not for your generosity. 

Alida's Academic Journey

She previously failed the high school entrance exams for two years in a row and was beginning her third year in 8th grade when she joined the tutoring program in 2016. It was her last chance to prove herself or risk being expelled from the school. Her parents’ tedious ultimatum of pass or withdraw was beginning to discourage her.

“Today, I am happy and feel very empowered. My student’s life is the most amazing one. I would never have been this smart if I had quit school three years ago. My understanding of education concepts and my public speaking skills have improved tremendously. I am no longer shy and have become an inspiration to my peers. I am currently coaching one of my classmates, helping her understand that shyness can make one feels like a second-class citizen. ” Alida said.

Your unprecedented kindness is working wonders for Aumazo programs. Your gifts are not only giving our girls such as Alida the opportunity to change their lives, they are also transforming the lives of their families and forever shifting the course of history of their communities.

Moving Beyond The Tutoring Program

Our work in Cameroon has a tremendous payoff. Alida’s update is a testimony to how persistent efforts could lead to visible and desirable changes. However, so much more remains to be done. The twenty-three girls that graduated from the tutoring program in the last two academic years could not enter our school because the buildings are not yet complete. 

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 curriculum, finding partners, and a host of other important tasks that the Aumazo organization does on a daily basis.

 Meeting Our Objectives

I know that we can achieve these goals together. In order to continue with our work, we still need your help and will greatly appreciate if you can commit to a recurring donation or an annual giving amountYour contributions will help us continue supporting Aumazo in the U.S. and Cameroon as we plan for the building and opening of our school in Cameroon in the fall of 2020.

As a Friend of Aumazo, you have already turned this nearly 14-year old dream into the reality that girls like Alida deserve. Thank you for throwing your support to Aumazo. 

Jacqueline Audige and the Aumazo Board

Alida today as an Aumazo Scholarship Recipient
Alida today as an Aumazo Scholarship Recipient
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
 

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AUMAZO, INC.

Location: ROCKVILLE, MD - USA
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Twitter: @aumazo
Project Leader:
Jacqueline Audige
Potomac, MD United States
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