Refuge center for 20+ vulnerable kids in Douala

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Refuge center for 20+ vulnerable kids in Douala
Refuge center for 20+ vulnerable kids in Douala
Refuge center for 20+ vulnerable kids in Douala
Refuge center for 20+ vulnerable kids in Douala
Refuge center for 20+ vulnerable kids in Douala
Refuge center for 20+ vulnerable kids in Douala
Refuge center for 20+ vulnerable kids in Douala
Refuge center for 20+ vulnerable kids in Douala
Refuge center for 20+ vulnerable kids in Douala
Refuge center for 20+ vulnerable kids in Douala
Refuge center for 20+ vulnerable kids in Douala
Refuge center for 20+ vulnerable kids in Douala
Refuge center for 20+ vulnerable kids in Douala
Refuge center for 20+ vulnerable kids in Douala
Refuge center for 20+ vulnerable kids in Douala
Refuge center for 20+ vulnerable kids in Douala
Refuge center for 20+ vulnerable kids in Douala
Refuge center for 20+ vulnerable kids in Douala
Refuge center for 20+ vulnerable kids in Douala
Refuge center for 20+ vulnerable kids in Douala
Refuge center for 20+ vulnerable kids in Douala
Refuge center for 20+ vulnerable kids in Douala
Refuge center for 20+ vulnerable kids in Douala
Refuge center for 20+ vulnerable kids in Douala
Refuge center for 20+ vulnerable kids in Douala
Refuge center for 20+ vulnerable kids in Douala
Refuge center for 20+ vulnerable kids in Douala
Refuge center for 20+ vulnerable kids in Douala
Refuge center for 20+ vulnerable kids in Douala
Refuge center for 20+ vulnerable kids in Douala
Refuge center for 20+ vulnerable kids in Douala
Refuge center for 20+ vulnerable kids in Douala
Refuge center for 20+ vulnerable kids in Douala
Refuge center for 20+ vulnerable kids in Douala
Refuge center for 20+ vulnerable kids in Douala
Refuge center for 20+ vulnerable kids in Douala
Refuge center for 20+ vulnerable kids in Douala
Refuge center for 20+ vulnerable kids in Douala
Refuge center for 20+ vulnerable kids in Douala
Refuge center for 20+ vulnerable kids in Douala
Refuge center for 20+ vulnerable kids in Douala
Refuge center for 20+ vulnerable kids in Douala
Refuge center for 20+ vulnerable kids in Douala
Refuge center for 20+ vulnerable kids in Douala
Refuge center for 20+ vulnerable kids in Douala
Refuge center for 20+ vulnerable kids in Douala
Refuge center for 20+ vulnerable kids in Douala
Refuge center for 20+ vulnerable kids in Douala
Refuge center for 20+ vulnerable kids in Douala
Needs for the beginning of the academic year
Needs for the beginning of the academic year

ACADEMIC RESULTS ACADEMIC YEAR 2021/2022

Last school year ended with a global satisfaction at AGAPE Center: 8 students took the official exams and 6 passed.
Details are as it follows:
- 1/1 GCE “A” Level
-1/2 Probatoire exam
-2/3 GCE “O” Level
-2/2 first school leaving certificate


For intermediate classes, the results were mitigated: 2 out of 6 students passed to the next class.
At the beginning of the academic year 2021/2022, we presented 17 children in the list, among these children one who had obtained his GCE "A" Level the year before did not go to school, another child was still under observation because of lack of collaboration with the center’s rule and the last one’s placement did not happen as initially planned.
For this reason, we are presenting results for 14 children instead of 17.


PREPARATIONS FOR THE START OF THE 2022/2023 ACADEMIC YEAR

Preparations for the start of the 2022/2023 school year are underway. We are compiling information on the potential schools new children, evaluating the material and financial needs and approaching potential donors to solicit their support. Your support is more than welcome. Please find below the summary table of all these needs.

LIFTING OF CUSTODY OF YOUNG PEOPLE OVER 18 YEARS OF AGE AT THE AGAPE CENTER

Center AGAPE works in close collaboration with the Ministry of Social Affairs of Cameroon. The latter does not encourage a child over 18 years old to be taken in charge within an institution of which is his guardian. AGAPE abide to this policy that allows the children to become independent citizen and responsible individuals.
Thus, since last July, we have proceeded to return some of the young people who have reached the age limit to the home where they have relatives. We trust that they are now mature and grounded enough to stay off the streets and move on responsibly with their lives. We still continue to help them at the beginning of each school year, paying at least part or all their school or training fees. We encourage them earning a living while getting trained or studying and of course support them with advices to help them sound make decisions for their future.
Together we took most of them out of the street. Thank you for your support. We could not have made it without you!

WELCOMING NEW RESIDENTS TO THE CENTER

After the departure of the above-mentioned youngsters, we also proceeded to welcome 6 other children in distress whose ages vary between 5 and 12 years. We the AGAPE Center presently support
-14 children as externs
- 8 children as interns
It is with your support that we can and will succeed in giving them all a bright future.

ARRIVAL OF THE ASSOCIATION SOLENCA, PARTNER OF THE ASSOCIATION AGAPE

The main partner of the Association AGAPE has been in Cameroon for some days. Their stays are always an enriching moment for the children, staff and themselves. We work hand in hand with SOLENCA since 2014 years . The members brought to the young people school bags, shoes, sheets and towels. They are preparing with the young people an open day at the AGAPE Center which will take place on Saturday, September 10, 2022 during which, the children of the Center will present small scenes. YOU ARE INVITED AND WELCOME! Please share the word.

Lifting custody of a child
Lifting custody of a child
The newcomers
The newcomers
The partner with the gadgets for children
The partner with the gadgets for children
Distribution of school bags by the partner
Distribution of school bags by the partner
Invitation to the open house
Invitation to the open house
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Craft workshop
Craft workshop

Manuel worship to help the youth who have left the center to earn money while studying

The idea behind this creativity is to encourage these AGAPE children who have left the center to become independent financially while studying. These boys they have reached majority or these girls stay in difficult family situations. We were led to provide them with beads which they used to make jewellery. This project will eventually be extended to the manufacture of other substances such as soap, etc.

First aid

We have integrated a first aid activity into the AGAPE Centre. This activity allows everyone to give the right gesture either to themselves or to another person in case of a problem. With the young people, we studied the behaviour to adopt in case of a snake bite. Afterwards we simulated the use of Aspi-venom. We also demonstrated what to do in case of a fractured upper or lower limb before immobilising it.

Thank you for your support during the Little By Little Campaign

AGPE took part in the Little By Little campaign launched by GlobalGiving between 4 and 8 April 2022. These 5 days of campaigning allowed to solicit the heartbeat of any donor. You responded and we can but thank each of you who contributed and spend the work. Here the important thing is not the quantity, but any donation made in this period of time was multiplied by 50% before being transferred to AGAPE.

Presentation of the results of term 2.

The young people received the report cards for term 2 on 8 April 2022. The results were not up to our expectations for all the children. We understand that a more intensive supervision is needed in this school and area of Japoma. However, we note a slight improvement overall.

Securing the Centre in Japoma.

The continuation of the work at the Japoma Centre continues with the securing of the whole building. Grilles have been installed on almost all the windows in the upper block. Only the basement of the house was secured until now. Metal doors have also been installed in the upper block. The ceiling is installed on about 65% of the house area.

Tutoring

Félicité, a young Cameroonian with a degree in the Anglo-Saxon system, is volunteering at the Centre. She gives English lessons to the young people. She helps them with their homework, with the correction of old tests for those who are in exam classes.

Donations and fundraising


The visit of the Cadets of Mary Immaculate has enabled them to donate some resources to the centre, the UCB company regularly donates juice and flour. The visit of the president of the SOLENCA Association, our partner, last February enabled us to contact local businesses which we are now following up.

Ceiling laying
Ceiling laying
Fitting of the closures
Fitting of the closures
Some donations
Some donations
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Our best wishes for this new year! May it bring you happiness, health & success. Happy New Year 2022 to you and all your loved ones. May the next 12 months be synonymous with joy, laughter, good health, goodness, wealth and prosperity.

We all had a great year in 2021 with challenges and successes. Throughout this year, you have been champions who make champions at AGAPE. We are convinced that in 2022, we will all do better than 2021

The young people you support every day had a good holiday. Their school work did not live up to the expectations placed on them in the first term. The move could explain this. The construction of the Centre is still going on, although AGAPE is living on site. We are counting on you to complete this work this year of grace 2022

Once more HAPPY NEW YEAR 2022

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Although still under construction, we moved in at the beginning of August 2021. It was the only way for us to continue to help these children who need you and us so much.

The inauguration of the Centre took place on 29 October 2021 in the presence of the authorities of the city such as the Divisional Officer of Douala 3, the assistant mayor of the city of Douala and the officials of the ministerial department dedicated to social affairs. such as The Head of the Social Affairs Centre in Japoma, the Departmental Delegate for Social Affairs in Wouri and the representative of the Regional Delegate for Social Affairs in Littoral

We thank you deeply for accompanying us during our stay in New-bell. We also ask you to continue to assist us so that we can complete the Centre we are currently occupying.

We are now in Japoma in the locality of Douala 3, about 200m from the landmark known as "Maison Blanche" behind Eglise Ebenezer Yapoma .



AGAPE Association Vice President's Speech
AGAPE Association Vice President's Speech
SOLENCA, AGAPE partner speech
SOLENCA, AGAPE partner speech
D-O Speech
D-O Speech
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Table of requirements for the start of the school
Table of requirements for the start of the school

Academic Year 2020/2020: A successful year thanks to your many supporters.

The AGAPE Center had 
-Its 1st bachelier (Melveen, Baccalauréat A4) !!!!!!!!! 
-3 children (Jores, Keye, Yanick) passed their BEPC 
-1 other young person (Désiré) got his CAP (vocational training certificate) in commercial action
-1 child (Ibrahim) got his Probatoire A4 

THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! for having accompanied them to achieve these results. We ask you to continue to help them to go towards their destiny through your sponsorship actions.

 BACK TO SCHOOL ON SEPTEMBER 06, 2021


SPONSORING A CHILD AT CENTER AGAPE, A GIFT THAT CHANGES LIVES!


Since its creation 4 years ago, the school sponsorship program at AGAPE has helped more than 25 vulnerable children to grow up in dignified conditions and to better prepare their future.
The school sponsorship at AGAPE is
An education: providing a normal schooling through the provision of:
- School supplies, 
- Classroom clothing
- A sports outfit 
- School fees and official exam fees for children in exam classes.
Sponsor all or part of these items. The supervisors invest themselves on a daily basis so that the sponsor is not disappointed at the end of the year for his godchild.

Long-term support towards autonomy
Many young adults from disadvantaged backgrounds want to continue their education or vocational training. Without support, the risk that they will drop out of school prematurely is high given the precariousness in which their families find themselves. Continuing to support them at this crucial stage of their personal development is therefore essential to ensure that they have the keys to autonomy and social integration in hand.


School sponsorship can take two forms:
Individual sponsorship: your contribution is paid in the form of a grant that will cover the Schooling needs of a child. Your solidarity will make a lasting difference to his or her life!
Participatory sponsorship: the AGAPE Center pools the donations of several donors. Together, you multiply your generosity by supporting several children in need.
In the second case, a donor can also in the table of need for the start of the school year 2021/2022, choose to pay for all the expenses intended for the making of class outfits for example.

How to support the AGAPE Center?

1.    -In person at the Center. Contact: Gatsi Germain +237 699 028 310 and kemdjeu Ruth +237 675 340 868

2.    -In kind (notebook, books, uniforms...) by delivering or calling us to pick up. Gatsi Germain +237 699 028 310 and kemdjeu Ruth +237 675 340 868

3.    -By money transfer (MoMo 675 340 868 Kemdjeu, OM 699 028 310 Gatsi, Western Union to Gatsi Solefack Tefokem Germain Claude or Kemdjeu Fodzeu Ruth Pauline Flore)

4.    -By bank transfer: UBA 10033 05208 08064000023 52 

5.    -By credit card through the GlobalGiving website: Make a donation

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AGAPE ASSOCIATION

Location: DOUALA, LITTORAL - Cameroon
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Project Leader:
Adama Traore-Wega
DOUALA, LITTORAL Cameroon
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