Women's Rights in 28 Villages Cameroon Africa

by John Retreat Foundation Internation USA Inc (JRFIUSA-INC) Vetted since 2018 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit
Women's Rights in  28  Villages Cameroon Africa
Women's Rights in  28  Villages Cameroon Africa
Women's Rights in  28  Villages Cameroon Africa
Women's Rights in  28  Villages Cameroon Africa
Women's Rights in  28  Villages Cameroon Africa
Women's Rights in  28  Villages Cameroon Africa
Women's Rights in  28  Villages Cameroon Africa
Women's Rights in  28  Villages Cameroon Africa
Women's Rights in  28  Villages Cameroon Africa
Women's Rights in  28  Villages Cameroon Africa
Women's Rights in  28  Villages Cameroon Africa
Women's Rights in  28  Villages Cameroon Africa
Women's Rights in  28  Villages Cameroon Africa
Women's Rights in  28  Villages Cameroon Africa
Women's Rights in  28  Villages Cameroon Africa
Women's Rights in  28  Villages Cameroon Africa
Women's Rights in  28  Villages Cameroon Africa
Women's Rights in  28  Villages Cameroon Africa
Women's Rights in  28  Villages Cameroon Africa
Women's Rights in  28  Villages Cameroon Africa
Women's Rights in  28  Villages Cameroon Africa
Women's Rights in  28  Villages Cameroon Africa
Women's Rights in  28  Villages Cameroon Africa
Women's Rights in  28  Villages Cameroon Africa
Women's Rights in  28  Villages Cameroon Africa
Women's Rights in  28  Villages Cameroon Africa
Women's Rights in  28  Villages Cameroon Africa
Women's Rights in  28  Villages Cameroon Africa
Women's Rights in  28  Villages Cameroon Africa
Women's Rights in  28  Villages Cameroon Africa
Women's Rights in  28  Villages Cameroon Africa
Women's Rights in  28  Villages Cameroon Africa
Women's Rights in  28  Villages Cameroon Africa
Women's Rights in  28  Villages Cameroon Africa
Women's Rights in  28  Villages Cameroon Africa
Women's Rights in  28  Villages Cameroon Africa
Women's Rights in  28  Villages Cameroon Africa
Women's Rights in  28  Villages Cameroon Africa
Women's Rights in  28  Villages Cameroon Africa
Women's Rights in  28  Villages Cameroon Africa
Women's Rights in  28  Villages Cameroon Africa
Women's Rights in  28  Villages Cameroon Africa
Women's Rights in  28  Villages Cameroon Africa
Women's Rights in  28  Villages Cameroon Africa
Women's Rights in  28  Villages Cameroon Africa
Women's Rights in  28  Villages Cameroon Africa
Women's Rights in  28  Villages Cameroon Africa
Women's Rights in  28  Villages Cameroon Africa
Women's Rights in  28  Villages Cameroon Africa
Women's Rights in  28  Villages Cameroon Africa
Women's Rights in  28  Villages Cameroon Africa
Women's Rights in  28  Villages Cameroon Africa
Women's Rights in  28  Villages Cameroon Africa
Women's Rights in  28  Villages Cameroon Africa
Women's Rights in  28  Villages Cameroon Africa
Women's Rights in  28  Villages Cameroon Africa
Women's Rights in  28  Villages Cameroon Africa
Women's Rights in  28  Villages Cameroon Africa
Women's Rights in  28  Villages Cameroon Africa
Women's Rights in  28  Villages Cameroon Africa
Women's Rights in  28  Villages Cameroon Africa

The military interventions continue to disrupt the daily lives of the people in our villages in the NW Region in Cameroon. Despite the fact that the Women Empowerment Team has not been able to return to our homes in Zang Tabi Village and the Meta area in the NW Region in Cameroon, the team has continued to create opportunities for our group while we are on the run. 

For example, we have conducted educational workshop about the goals and objectives of our organization JRCCA to encourage locals to join us in creating and negotiating to develop economic opportunities here in Cameroon with investors and partners in the USA, especially in Tyrone, GA.  Our goals and objectives are to be prepared to rebuild our homes, hospitals, urgent care centers, provide clean water and promote and create jobs that will improve the economic development for the area and our neighbors in more than 28 villages when the military interventions are over and we are allowed to return to our villages.

We have organized a group of ten delegates who are scheduled to travel,  meet with and attend the annual Light of Cameroon, Legacy Proclamation in honor of our founders and leaders Ma Salome and Pa John, and the Leadership Economic Summit in Tyrone, GA. USA from May 11 through June 9, 2019.  The delegation will be led by the honorable Lord Mayor Beatrice of Mbengwi Meta City Counsel in collaboration with our honorable President Ma Comfort. The stated objective is to properly honor the Legacy and humanitarian work of Ma Salome over several decades in the NW Region of Cameroon, meet investors and tour businesses of interest that will help us to develop an economic foundation in the NW Region of Meta

The attached MOU explains the relationship established in the JRCCA Memorandum of Understanding with Mayor of the City Council of Mbengwi with regards to all activities including the main project of constructing the JRCCA American Corner in Tonekoh Zang Tabi Taah Meta to serve more than 28 villages for youths and creating jobs and employment to help deal with the growth and development of our youths.


Attachments:

Please see detail  updates report attached.

 Report by Ma Loveline Mufu and MA Comfort

 Mufu Loveline General Counsel member of JRCCA , Ambassador to all churches and culture , Madam Comfort Ticha President of JRCCA and Amundam Ruth Youth Ambassador visited (ZATACUDA) Zang Tabi Cultural development association meeting  in Yaounde Cameroon with a crate of drinks, to continue explaining to them more about our NGO.

We have to report at this time that the military conflict in the NW and SW Regions in Cameroon continues to make it unsafe for the displaced families to return to home and continue their way of life.  Despite the danger of traveling in the area, we continue to be aware of our fellow family members and friends who had to leave their homes and are still hiding in the bushes.  We are on the run and have been on the run from our homes and we are in an undisclosed place for our safety.  About six months ago, we were able to escape in the middle of the night to safety from the threat of being killed by gun fires or burned in our homes. 

We arrived there and went first to Pa Mbarica and the wife to have a brief discussion with them. We were very welcome; we informed them briefly of our intention of visiting the meeting and also about our fundraising programe. There after he gave us some guideline on the fundraising programe. He recommended that we need to have funding to secure a safe place as we ‘are going to invite dignitaries. He also advised us to understand that organizing fundraising is something that one may gain or loose so to plan well It will depend on the type of people we invite.  We are raising funds to support a trip to the USA to attend a leadership and training summit during the month of April 2019.  The purpose of this trip for members of our delegation is to obtain skills, training and make contact with USA investors who can help the people who are on the run and in the jungle to restart their lives.

After the brief discussion, we now proceeded to the ZATACUDA meeting hall. While in the meeting house, we were given very little time to talk and do our presentation Since the time was limited, I briefly introduced my team. A song was given by the president of JRCCA and the entire house sang! Then I went straight and explained to them the word “SWOT” and it meaning and how it will help in assisting with the implementation of our JRCCA Goals and objectives and our vision to helping in the rebuilding of our 29 villages and neighbors in the jungles of Meta where I was brought out from based on the presentation material that I had handed out to the meeting members and their leaders before I started my presentation to the more than 50 members and women, youths, boys,  girls, children and parents that were present .

I went on to explain the letters of “SWOT” for our JRCCA NGO as follows’ explained that Letter “S” Stands for Strength.  Letter “W” stands for Weaknesses. Letter “O” stands for Opportunities that our organization provides to all our people in the remote jungles deep forest of Meta with more than 29 villages and neighbors that we strive provide our humanitarian Relief services, like health, education, job training, etc.….Letter “T” Stands for threats affecting, challenges we face, and the people faces on daily lives in the functioning of our NGO in the jungles of Meta and Neighbors. 

I continued to explain the strength of our 29 villages and neighbors, Eg we have  encouraged farmers to plant American Palm trees that will grow at  very reasonable heights 16 feet, easy for the local farmers and the youths to be able  to conduct harvest without climbing very long Palm Trees which so many of them have now and when they fall many die and we currently have youths who we witness are suffering from injuries they sustained from falling from the long Palm trees that our great grandparents and founders planted in the jungles so that our families are able to  produces like Red Palm oil for survival. We also have cassava

Our farmers grow maize, coffee in Toneku villages, plantains, cocoyams, yams but using crude , old methods , hoes, (Cutlass) matchedes, and lack modern equipment causing hard labors on our families and farmers due to low productivity with no research to match the ever increasing population and poverty in Cameroon.

We also went further to explain weaknesses such as, lack of farm to market roads, crops destruction by some kind of diseases that no one has done research study, no opportunities to store and preserve our crops , no social services, no hospitals, no clinics, no medical doctors, no roads, no electricity, no internet, no library, no villages enterprise stores, no entrepreneurs businesses , there is extreme poverty in the jungles etc..

We went straight to explaining the vision, purpose of our fundraising to include support for our JRCCA Displaced Families on the run, providing education opportunities to train members of the JRCCA General Counsel, opportunity to invite others to join our organization and acquired the education and knowledge and many opportunities that our NGO provides and plan to provide to help left up our women, men, youths, families , villages and communities in the Meta and Neighbors in Cameroon like travelling to attend the JRFIUSA Global leadership Economic summit jointly organized by our JRFI sister organization in Tyrone, GA, USA. Great opportunity that will enable members of our NGO to acquire business, economic and social skills and knowledge that will equip them and support in the rebuilding process and rehabilitation of their loses, families, villages, communities, youths and neighbors when the returned home after the hostilities is over. I also informed them that this will also help the NGO support the Mayor of Mbengwi with city Council and the JRCCA delegation to attend the summit in Tyrone, GA, USA in April 2019 as well.

Again, we gave them copies of the SWOT share and see the things we explained which the Mayor and the delegation will bring to our sister organization in USA as our Wishlist for them to continue negotiations with our sister organization to invite investors to Meta rural villages, communities and neighbors in the future that will help create jobs for youths, families, villages, communities and neighbors in Cameroon

We explained opportunities that will results in opening more markets for exports as well, conferences, and workshops education training and awareness when our Multipurpose American Center is built in Tonekoh Taah Meta that will result in many job and employment creation for the youths, families, villages and communities.

Our JRCCA NGO greatly appreciated the vibrant leadership of this group lead by Mr. Christopher and his team for their support to our NGO. They have living testimonies  of the work that we do and participated in development  endeavors we conduct at the jungles in Meta  in and around our JRCCA HQ  “our American Corner in Tuseh Zang Tabi Taah Meta “Villages Cameroon prior to the crisis believe in the plan and vision that our founders have for the wellbeing of our rural communities, families that we support there.

Thank you ZATACUDA Yaounde. Mr. Christopher was able to answer questions and educated people about the vision, mission, policies and procedures of our Organization which he stated that is a legal entity in Cameroon that is also collaborating with our sister organization, JRFIUSA (501(c)3 an American based NGO with HQ in Tyrone, Georgia, in the United States of America. They are our Light of Cameroon, Africa and the World.

We know our father PA John Ticha and MA Salome co-founders of our great organization for their commitment to solving poverty and bring economic growth to our communities and have been providing these services from time immemorial to our Meta land and neighbors. Wishing him Happy 92nd birthday long life and prosperity.  He always collaborates with his fellow brothers PA Otengong, others and sisters in our land and make things happened for the good of the youths, families, villages and communities. A Good man. He’s our PA and MA.

MA Loveline  Mufu and Ma Comfort Ticha

General Counsel Member and President of JRCCA.


Attachments:
: Updates from the Field prayer request October 21, 2018
Praying for Replacement of new Health care Adminitor for Njah Etu village Health Center who was killed and his wife during the Crisis.  In meantime JRCCA team is continuing while on the run working on the project that will be implimented at the JRCCA MPC American Corner in Tonekoh Meta Cameroon ..Patricia brought un Medical Doctor who distributed some few medication to the team.
see Report below  from JRCCA Team, received from Cameroon today October 21, 2018 

From: will ticha <tichawill@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, Oct 21, 2018 at 10:29 AM
Subject: Report from jrcca displaced families Cameroon.
To: Gideon Ticha <johnretreatfoundation@gmail.com>


Reports from the appeals by JRCCA
Appeals to the churches ( Ma Comfort, Ma love line, Md Wil,Ma Rose.)
We submitted Appeals with a budget of needs for more than 40 displaced families  to Presbyterian church and Cameroon Baptist convention church in Simbock Yaoundé Cameroon. After  two week we went and met with Pastor and staff, appointment respected we went to the pastors but no assistance given yet.
  We went an submitted request for assistance to the UN office in Yaoundé ( Ma Comfort, Ma love line, Mr Tito, Mr Richard) and  we are still waiting to see if they will assist us in any way. Copy of our request is attached. We went to the UN office in Yaoundé and met Mr Bouba to whom we presented our request for basic human needs and budget for more 40 families and children  displaced that we are assisting in Cameroon. After respecting several appointments no assistance yet. As of today October 21, 2018, we are still following up. List of our people can be provided upon request.
Reports from other institutions, Dangote Company( Mr Richard) on- line contacted this company on-line with the budget for 40 displaced persons in Cameroon for which up to now no reply yet. 
Madam Will contacted Ayah Ayah Foundation on-line with the budget for the displaced persons in Cameroon but Ayah Ayah Foundation said are studying  but nothing for now.
Me René equally went to D.S.MAS International a company in Yaoundé Elig-Essono, that deals with marketing of products they said will study but for now nothing.
We will also like to contact  US embassies, British Embassies in Yaoundé for assistance next week
REPORT FROM THE E-mail.
1- Following our JRCCA organizational Flow chart, we plan to have the General Counsel Chair persons to provide us with a final list of all the zonal directors that they have identified and we will add more affiliates who will serve the individual community members in the more than 28 villages and communities that we serve.  For now we are in the time of war so shipping of needs now by Jrfiusa to Jrcca will be a be distributed to all that we're currently able to reach, locate and contact, that's how the things will we distributed to them.
2-In the time  we suggest that the carrier we can identify now is CAMSHIP Douala. Detail report to come when we contact Madam Patricia and do more research on shipment of container that will also ship Craft , arts work from JRCCA HQ to JRFIUSA HQ
3-As concerns the JRCCA immediate needs we have :
A-We do not still feel safe and requesting Evacuation of us(jrcca team) from here until when calm is return we like to go back to our JRCCA HQ and continue our work .
B- Food for the next three months , and basic medical needs for children who are sick of malaria etc..
C-Rent, expire by end of October
D-Education, Need laptop to type and other workshops training materials to teach our children and our leadership, women empowerment etc
E-Health- and need for drinking water and medicine
F-Communication
G-bills
4-Restitution to status a quo when we return to JRCCA HQ
5-Suggestion of shipping produce from jrfiusa to jrcca for the displaced persons is greatly appreciated .
a-procedure for custom clearance : We will research the following:
-tax exoneration
-performance invoice of products
-transport and insurance (fret)
-choice of carrier.
b-recommend JRCCA should apply for an importer's licence (requirements from minister of Trade (commerce).
NB:looking that there are still parliamentary and councils elections our EVACUATION from here is necessary.
Signed MR RENE
Present in this meeting are Mr Richard, MA Comfort, Mr Tito,MD Wil, Ma love line, Ma Rose. Youth ambassador Ruth Amundam, ni  Ruben.

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Training local women leaders on proper hygiene
Training local women leaders on proper hygiene

 

  • identified many challenges that women are facing especially during this time of crisis in Cameroon where most of the women are been driven into the bushes and some killed
  • Action Taken:
  • Conducted 4 workshops , conferences and seminars
  • Provided basic health and sanitation training to local women leaders who go out to the forest and help trained other women and girls on basic  hygiene methods, body wash, simple ways  brush teeth.
  • broght the women and young girls from the forest to the center and feed them, tought them and pray with them
  • Planned and tained  health and sensitization education awareness educators at the center. 
  • Fed and Teach the kids at the center as well as provide adult literacy classes to local women at center. 
  • Made arrangements to bring health care experts to focus on education and sensitization on HIV/AIDS  killer disease amongst community members and youths in villages and forest during this time of crisis in Cameroon. Identified other diseases plaquing the community and plan on strategy to come up with preventative ways.
  • Identified major concerns , issues and challenges amongst women , lack of basic neccessity for women and you girls, water and energy, lack of road infrastructure, lack of Wells to fetch water and supply to the center, lack of energy, lack of internet, computer, generator
  • Plan, conferenced workshops seminars to train on job creation, training opportunities for local small entrepeneurial spirit, 
  • JRCCA team Met with mayor of Meta and planned visit to bring local women from the villages to attend JRFIUSA Leadership economic summit in Tyrone, GA, USA, Purpose is to teach them how to fish, 
  • Provided education assistance  to 10 volunters who attended and participated at the JRCCA Workshop at the JRCCA HQ.
  •  Our plan is to reach out to more than 28 villages  to help provide  access to basic sanitation and safe water  with improved hygiene  in disadvantaged households, schools and churches, markets places and JRCCA center.
  • Met with local Mayor of Meta and invited her to chair our major project that will resulte in  municipalities.
  • Invited expert to come and conduct HIV/AIDS education and training.  The first phase of the  of thiis programme started of the launching of the basic health and sanitation training program on July 11, 2018 by Will, Comfort, Richard , Tito, and Ruth that demonstrates increased household demand for  basic health and sanitation services, increasing access to these services will  improving hygiene practices. The second phase focuses on advocacy, support, and sharing of resources to sustainably scale up successful approaches,event plan for August 11, 2018. Work is going on great.
Women
Women's Rights begins with education and awareness
JRCCA Executive Director teaching kids at center
JRCCA Executive Director teaching kids at center
JRCCA Construction and renovation committee plans
JRCCA Construction and renovation committee plans
JulyHealth and Sanitation Training conducted at HQ
JulyHealth and Sanitation Training conducted at HQ
identified source of drinking water
identified source of drinking water

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John Retreat Foundation Internation USA Inc (JRFIUSA-INC)

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Gideon and Celine Ticha
Tyrone, GA United States
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