This projects sets out to ameliorate access to education to pupils (04-15 years old) by providing 200 two seater benches to 400 kids(internally displaced and refugees) in four rural public schools in Garoua Boulai , East region, Cameroon.
The general infrastructure situation in these schools are far below standard. Classes suffer from acute shortage of benches. In the four beneficiary schools we have a total of total of 2417 students for 458 benches making a ratio of 4 to 5 pupils for a 2 seater bench. Consequently, pupils fight over benches with some seating on the floor and on windows.This makes learning not only difficult and ineffective but also unhealthy. Such studying conditions contribute to the high rate of school dropout
A classroom, by government standards comprises 30 benches for 60 pupils. In public school Goza,for instance, in class one we have 77(two seater) benches for 450 pupils. This makes learning extremely difficult. 4 to 5 pupils occupy a 2 seated bench with many seated on the floor.This has far reaching consequences on the kids.Difficulties in writing, contaminated soils and dust expose kids to parasites, back and neck pain.We will provide 200 benches to 4 schools enabling 400 kids to sit comfortably
200 benches for 400 kids will tremendously improve the quality of education in Garoua Boulai. Education plays the central role in escaping generational poverty. In school kids develop the skills and values that build character permitting them get jobs that enhance their chances of leading successful lives. More benches will also mean less fights for girls, more girls will attend school. Securing a comfortable and safe learning environment for girls is indispensable in closing the gender gap.