Teen Mother Empowerment in Cameroon

by Social Development International
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GBPS pupil during Girl week 2015
GBPS pupil during Girl week 2015

Friends, Donors and Supporters,

3.5 Million Children are illiterate (either undereducated or uneducated) in Cameroon and 60% are girls (UNESCO 2015).

On December 19, 2011, the United Nations General Assembly adopted Resolution 66/170 to declare 11 October as the International Day of the Girl Child, to recognize girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world. This year, as the international community assesses progress under the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) since their implementation in 2000 and sets goals to be achieved by 2030, girls born at the turn of the millennium have reached adolescence, and the generation of girls born this year will be adolescents in 2030.


In recognition of the importance of investing in adolescent girls’ empowerment and rights, both today and in the future, the theme of International Day of the Girl Child for 2015 is: The Power of the Adolescent Girl: Vision for 2030.
For three days, October 9, 10 and 11, 2015 SODEIT Cameroon was able to mobilise a social Group - ABLE Brothers and Sisters and young university volunteers made up of 7 young and vibrant girls, 15 mothers, uncles, fathers and Aunties to educate their communities and primary schools pupils in Bokwai, Bokoko, Bonduma, Misilili and Boasa likomba on " The Power of the Adolescent Girl: Vision 2030".


The empowerment and social mobilization campaigns was sponsored by the "Girl Effect Fund" triple down effect from “The Girls Tech Documentation Center “ proceeds and donors to our Teen Mothers Empowerment . US$2 250 was spent for the three days covering transportation, feeding, networking and ECI materials covering right to education not early Marriage, Health, and Social Inclusion to end poverty before it starts.


90 houses and five primary schools were targeted for the three days but passed the target with ninety-five houses visited with a population of over four hundred in the five towns were effected and impacted. Thank you "Girl Effect Fund" for the seeds planted and "Teenage Mother Empowerment" projects supporters, friends and donors.


We look forward to 2016 International day of the Girl Child and; be on the alert for our next reports on Girls mentorship and, our Girls Tech Documentation Center, Teenage Mothers Institute continued support to Girls and Women in Cameroon.

We look forward to your continued support, without which the future our Sisters and Mothers is in ruin.

Join us to salvage the Cameroon girls and women.

Linda on Desk at the Center
Linda on Desk at the Center

Friends and Supporters,


Linda Akwang - a teacher by profession volunteered to manage the Girls Tech Documentation Center since May 2015. She introduced and managed the ICT Holiday Classes with six children (4 girls and 2 boys) with average age of 6.

Then, she introduced Girls Tech Learning Outreach and recruited 4 University ladies to reach out to needy children in the surrounding villages with TTRS training software from GlobalHand, Honk kong.

Seven homes and nine children have been reached so far in Bokwai village targeting three villages- Bokwai, Bonduma and Bokoko villages for 20 children.

Resource constrait limits the number of volunteers, children and target communities for our outreach program.

We count on your continued support to achieve our dream..reaching out to needy children with ICT,

Linda is motivated. Lets help her achieve.

Cheers

Girls Tech Doc Center Logo
Girls Tech Doc Center Logo
Teenage Mothers and Adolescent Girls on 08/03/2015
Teenage Mothers and Adolescent Girls on 08/03/2015

Dear Friends, Donors and Supporters,


We are making it happen in Cameroon on gender and capacity building. Do you know we had 50 adolescent girls and teenage mothers’ volunteers to spread the news on “Gender and Capacity Building” for close to two weeks March 01 to March 10, 2015 in Great Soppo, Bonduma, and Molyko surroundings. Brief training on house hold family presentaions, direct communication and community mobilsation was given to them before the start of the international womens day week.


500 Reproductive Health leaflets, 300 HIV/AIDS leaflets, two days Revival Community Radio talk shows on young women and Entrepreneurship and more than 88 families reached on the Role of the Girl Child on Post 2015 development agenda.

Twenty two teenage mothers and adolescent girls join the South West Region women groups on March 08, 2015 at Bongo Square, Buea, Cameroon in celebrating the 2015 International women’s Day.
See them on their women’s Day clothes – Pictures attached. We can do more with your support.

 Thank you.

Teenage Mothers and Adolescent Girls on 08/03/2015
Teenage Mothers and Adolescent Girls on 08/03/2015
Womem help women on followup in Buea
Womem help women on followup in Buea

Friends, Donors and Supporters!

The “GIRLs’ TECH Documentation Center” established with eight computers costing, one photocopier costing, three long tables costing and ten chairs costing, internet equipment, installation and three months usage bill, International call box costing, Scanner costing, Fridge. This center is geared towards equipping girls and young women with practical secretariat documentation skills, knowledge and aptitude (SKA) for self-employment and jobs in Computer, Information technology, clerical duties and secretary ship. Total US$5 205

In the months of November to December 2014 and January 2015, we were able to monitor and follow up the activities of four women groups in Tole, Tiko, Mutengene, Mamu Villages and five teenage mothers groups in Bolifamba, Muea, Tole, Tiko Villages on implementation of entrepreneurship and financial literacy training SKA.
During these visits we were able to assist them; draw up implementation plans for group businesses and plans for sourcing seed money within Cameron micro finance Institutions, while hoping to get funding from our supporters, friends and donors. Seed money of US$ 450 has been given to four teen mothers to start self-reliant ventures in Bonduma and Tole villages.

2014 Achievement in brief:
1. Well-equipped Teen Mothers’ Institute situated in Buea, up and running smoothly;
2. 80 teen mothers get medical coverage for a year;
3. One hundred and fifty teen mothers trained on life and livelihood skills, knowledge and aptitude;
4. A handicap family girl child sent to school in Tole village;
5. Sensitization, education on the plight of the girl child on International women’s day and international day of the Girl Child; with radio discussion and hand bills distribution.
6. Twenty-five women groups trained on Entrepreneurship and financial literacy in Buea, and Tiko subdivisions.
7. Three trained teenage mothers given jobs at the Teenage Mothers Institute, etc.

We can do more with the continued support of THE GIRL EFFECT FUND and our project supporters, friends and donors.

A section of the Girls TECH Documantation
A section of the Girls TECH Documantation
A group of 3 women on October 11, 2014 in Buea
A group of 3 women on October 11, 2014 in Buea

Dear Donors, Friends and Supporters,

In 2011, a United Nations resolution established 11 October as the International Day of the Girl Child (IDGC), a day designated for promoting the rights of girls and addressing the unique challenges they face. The inaugural day in 2012 focused on the issue of ending child marriage. In 2013 the theme was “Innovating for Girls’ Education.”

2014 Theme -  "Empowering Adolescent Girls: Ending the Cycle of Violence", in recognition of the importance of investing in and empowering adolescent girls and, of preventing and eliminating the various forms of violence adolescent girls experience in line with the post 2015 MDGs,ending poverty with empowering Girls and Women.

For two days,  October 10 and 11, 2014  SODEIT Cameroon was able to mobilise a social Group- ABLE Brothers and Sisters made up of twenty mothers, uncles, fathers and Aunties to educate their communities in Muyuka and Buea on "Empowering Adolescent Girls: Ending the Cycle of Violence". The empowerment and social mobilisation campaigns was sponsored by the "Girl Effect Fund" through their continued support to SODEIT Cameroon "Teenage Mothers Empowerment Project" in Buea, Cameroon. US$1,650 was spent for the two days covering transportation, feeding and ECI materials covering RAPE, INCEST, Girl Child Education and Social Inclusion.

Sixty houses were targeted for the two days but passed the target with seventy-five houses visited with a population of over three hundred in the two towns were effected and  impacted. Thank you "Girl Effect Fund " and "Teenage Mother Empowerment" projects supporters, friends and donors.

We look forward to 2015 IDGC and; be on the alert for our next reports on Women in Financial Education and Entrepreneurship and, our  Teenage Mothers Institute new Innovation with Adolescent Girls Empowerment on ICT in Cameroon.

 

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Social Development International

Location: Buea, South West Region - Cameroon
Website: http:/​/​www.sodeit.org
Project Leader:
Suliaman Turay
Founder and CEO
Buea, South West Region Cameroon

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