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
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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Mother
Mother's Love is Peace

Mother’s Day is that time of the year that I join the cohort of people around the world who pay tribute to mothers. After she passed away many years ago I mostly celebrate my mother’s gentle soul. As the years go by, I get greater insight into her life through my own actions. I realize that with patience, nothing is impossible. Consequently, on Mother’s day, I mostly rehash all the good things mothers do. I not only remember the special bond my mother shared with me, I also miss the love and care she gave my siblings and me.

'Mother Appreciation List'

A few years ago, out of curiosity, I experimented with something new. I decided to review the items that made my appreciation list of my mother. I had a stunning revelation. Everything on my list mirrored her life circumstances. It was about the small and big things she did. It was about the way she cared and loved us. It was about the reasons she forgot all the pains we caused her and forgave all the hurts life threw on her. She accepted everything even our problems with joy. Our dreams became her reality. Most of all she had never lost patience.

Throughout the years, I reflected on these values and virtues. I continued to wonder how she could have done it all. Even though I am now a mother myself, I really didn’t comprehend how my mother could have accepted and tolerated everything without getting angry, upset and bitter. I then met Raïssa last year and it became apparent to me that mothers are exceptional creatures.

A Mother and A Student

Raïssa is a 21 year-old single mother who joined our tutoring program at the beginning of the 2017-18 school year. She showed up with her daughter when we opened the door for the peer-to-peer tutoring class sessions in August 2017. When I asked her to tell us why she was showing up with her baby, she said, “I am persevering in my dream of becoming a journalist.” She also mumbled while hugging her daughter “ I would like to give her a better shot in life.”

She did not miss any session during the three days that I spent with them in classroom. She came every day carrying her daughter. She held her on her laps when she felt asleep and paid attention religiously. She walked out of the classroom calmly when the baby started crying. She came back in and continued to take note while holding her baby close to her heart. She did all of it with composure and dignity. She recognizes that patience and time will help her achieve her goals. 

Your Uplifting Mother's Day Gift

Today, as we celebrate and salute all mothers on this Mother’s Day, let’s not forget to help Raïssa strengthen her determination to fulfill her dream of becoming a journalist. Her unconditional love is what she can afford her daughter currently. With your unforgettable gift to our tutoring program in honor of a Mother in your life, you could turn things around for Raïssa by converting her dream into reality.

Your continuous support has allowed Raïssa and the other girls in the tutoring program in Bankondji to strive for a better future and greatness. Your gift today will keep on lifting their spirits and boosting their morale.

Happy Mother’s Day! And remember, patience is key to our success.

 

Sincerely,

 

~Jacqueline Audige and the Board

Building Trust through Smiles and Laughter
Building Trust through Smiles and Laughter
Our younger student is an eight-month old baby
Our younger student is an eight-month old baby

"I am persevering on my dream of becoming a journalist. Every time that I watch TV and see the lady journalist talking, I dream of taking her seat someday," Raissa said when she joined our tutoring program at the beginning of the school year 2017-18. She is a returning girl who has been out of school since 2014, when she dropped out of middle school because she lacked financial support for continuing her education. "I was bored and was playing around when I was out of school and out of sight," she mumbled while hugging her daughter.

A Journalist In The Making

Raissa is 21 and a single mother. During the three years that she was out of school, she met her boyfriend with whom she had the eight-month old baby girl. "I would like to give my daughter a better shot in life," she told us. Her actions show her resolve and determination to reshape her life. She came to class with her daughter when we opened the door for the peer-to-peer tutoring class sessions beginning in August 2017.

Raissa is one of the reasons we cannot thank you often enough for your support and your commitment to making the tutoring program a success. With your support, we have been fortunate to come to know the stories of girls like her and to give them a chance for a hopeful future. "The Aumazo tutoring program has revived my dream of becoming a journalist. I do not believe that having a baby is the end for me. To the contrary, I feel that my duty is to provide for my daughter and create better opportunities for her. Aumazo is turning my dream into reality for me and for my daughter."

Giving a Second Chance

Everyone deserves a second chance in life. And as girls such as Raissa in our tutoring program continue to count on your generosity that kept the program afloat, they also are very grateful to you for the phenomenal opportunities you have already offered them through the program. They recognized that you made it possible for them to continue to dream big as well as hope for a better educational future.

Successful Women In The Making

This International Women's Day (IWD), we are not only celebrating your commitment to Aumazo success, we are also commemorating the achievements that your backing of Aumazo programs make possible. Not only did you plant a tree that is growing, you also sow the seeds that will germinate. Like Raissa, many girls in the tutoring program pray and wish every day for their dreams to continue in school to become a reality.

Those who are in the second year of our tutoring program are determined to improve their ability to understand texts in reading comprehension, math and other subjects. Like Raissa, they all want to fly by passing the complex high school entrance exam required to enroll in any Cameroonian high school.

Support Our Girls On Women's Day

Your continuous support has allowed girls in the tutoring program in Bankondji to celebrate this IWD in unity with all girls and women around the world. Your gift today and throughout the month will continue to lift their spirits and give them comfort knowing that they will keep on flying.

Again and on behalf of our girls on this International Women’s Day, thank you for helping make a difference!

Sincerely,

Jacqueline Audigé and the Board

Passion and determination lighten up their faces
Passion and determination lighten up their faces
 

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AUMAZO, INC.

Location: SILVER SPRING, MD - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.aumazo.org
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Twitter: @aumazo
Project Leader:
Jacqueline Audige
Potomac, MD United States
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