IRCCA Foundation wants to put up an agricultural community training center for 100 teenage single mothers in Kumbo Cameroon. The total reliance of these young girls on others for a livelihood has dangerously exposed them to acquire unwanted pregnancies. Because of the endemic poverty in the community they risk losing focus in life and becoming a serous problem to the community and a burden to others.
The Meluf community is typically an agricultural community; its inhabitants are poor and are unable to afford to send children to school. As a result more than 60% of young girls are not able to further education. They spend all their time on farms too old but are unable to produce enough to support them. They thus seek help elsewhere with the undesirable results-unwanted pregnancies. Some of these young girls have as many as three children.
Training them to practice sustainable agriculture together with other non agricultural activities will open them to huge opportunities thus enabling them to face the challenges on their own. We want to use this opportunity to prepare them to live constructive lives and be able to handle their problems. They will also be able to invest in other lucrative activities which should help them raise enough money to even further their education.
We have identified that these young girls get early pregnancies because of the need to sustain themselves. It is also because they are ignorant of what they can do to help themselves or because they are unable to afford education. We thus want to give them practical training in a field that is within their reach and which can enable them raise money easily to look up to other opportunities including furthering their education
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