Promote Proper Orphan-Care with CameroonONE!

by CameroonONE Vetted since 2018

Summary

CameroonONE is a Boston-based NGO that sponsors the educations, health needs and caretaker support of orphaned children in Central Africa. Through our new global project, ONETrack International, we are transplanting our Transition to Home orphan-care approach to other regions of the world. ONETrack already sponsors orphans affected by ebola in Liberia, orphaned children in The Gambia and Zimbabwe, and our Greek chapter is working with Yazidi refugee families separated by conflict in Iraq.

$35,200
total goal
$24,052
remaining
50
donors
1
monthly donor
3
months

Challenge

According to international laws and standards, orphaned children are supposed to be reunited with extended family members at a local level. In cases where no capable family members can be found, then homes should be made available within their community of birth. If all these options are exhausted, then (and only then) should international adoption become an option. However, these principles are routinely ignored. CameroonONE's mission is to promote these expectations of international law.

Solution

CameroonONE has developed a program to confront the current orphan crisis within Cameroon. We have established the first In-Home Child Sponsorship program to support both an orphaned child as well as his or her surviving relatives with the goal of keeping families together while relieving the orphan communes of unnecessary cases. Host families that accept this responsibility do so with the understanding that it will be conditional, as long as certain requirements of the child's rearing are met.

Long-Term Impact

This project can both reduce short-term poverty by directly providing a partial income to the impoverished and those most in need and ultimately fight long-term poverty by creating a more productive and competent future human capital among parentless children who may have otherwise received little or no education.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a DOCX file (projdoc.docx).

Resources

https:/​/​www.cameroonone.org
CameroonONE Website
CameroonONE Facebook
CameroonONE Twitter
CameroonONE Instagram

Organization Information

CameroonONE

Location: Boston, MA - USA
Website: https:/​/​www.cameroonone.org
Project Leader:
Anna Cavolowsky
Boston, MA United States

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