Association for Community Awareness (ASCOA) has been working to support children in Tole, a village located in the South West region of Cameroon. Tole has been hard hit by the HIV pandemic and has seen many kids orphaned in the process. Most of the population is poor and living conditions intolerable. Guardians of these orphaned kids depend heavily on subsistence farming that brings in little to no income. These vulnerable kids are therefore forced into becoming street hawkers.
The project is especially intended to address the problems of children in Tole village especially in terms of health and education needs. The HIV epidemic in this village has increased the number of orphans and disadvantaged children and worsened their condition of living. The major goal of this project is to help orphans and other disadvantaged children get an opportunity to study for self sustenance and NOT depend on the community they live in.
The goal of this project is to provide high quality education and improved health outcomes for orphaned and vulnerable children in Tole, Cameroon. Specifically, ASCOA will partner with local health workers to host workshops educating children and parents about HIV/AIDs treatment and prevention. We will also provide transportation to treatment centers for vulnerable orphans and help pay for HIV treatment.
This project will be providing education support, training materials, and basic primary health care support. When all these are done, we can now have the following outputs: 250 vulnerable children and youths with school fees paid for on a term basis, access to scholastic and training materials on a termly basis, access basic primary health care and support through this project.