Women's Rights in 28 Villages Cameroon Africa

by John Retreat Foundation Internation USA Inc (JRFIUSA-INC)
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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
JRCCA Special  Cameroon Food  Dish Callled Achu
JRCCA Special Cameroon Food Dish Callled Achu
recent information circulated on social media in Cameroon calls for an increase in violent attacks in the Northwest and Southwest Regions of Cameroon and expresses anger at the international community.  The State Department’s latest Travel Advisory for Cameroon recommends that U.S. citizens do not travel to the Northwest and Southwest Regions due to armed separatist activity that has led to increased levels of violence.  The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in these regions due to current official travel restrictions.

Actions to Take:(1). Monitor local media for updates (2). Avoid crowds(3). Keep a low profile(4)  Be aware of your surroundings (5).  Review your personal security plans (6). Stay alert in locations frequented by tourists/Westerners (7).  Carry proper identification, including a U.S. passport with a current Cameroonian visa(8).  Have evacuation plans that do not rely on U.S. government assistance.  We are aware that this are action steps that the local people should observe as well as several local people have become victims of violence which has resuted in local people been subjected to "Ghost Days".  During "Ghost Days" we are not allowed to venture outside our homes, however with our new leadership training we are able to stay connected using the internet and zoom for meetings and personal training.

SMART GOALS and ACTION STEPS  for Women Empowerment Department at BHO in Yaounde

  1. I want to organise and carry out a workshop program on Tuesday June 28th 2022, on the following topics:(A).  Health Education (general sanitation) (B).  Training on how to draft and prepare a local business plan (C).  How to prepare an authentic traditional dish call “ACHU”.This workshop will go a long way to empower women and girl children, educate them on how to care for their body and their environment and also, provide them with the tools necessary to be self-employed.  

Action steps: 

  1. I will form a committee to which I will be working closely with 
  2. I will get with a doctor and invite him/her to come give lectures on health education (General Sanitation).
  3. I will provide notes on how to draft a local business plan and submit to the board
  4. I will draft all the steps on how to prepare the traditional dishes and submit to the board on or before Saturday June 18th 2022.
  5. I will send out information to Churches, Njangi groups etc, and invite women to come and learn. 
  6. I will send an invitation to the Cultural department of the us and Japanese embassy , etc
  7. I will prepare my budget and submit to the Board 
  8. I will be submitting my reports after every action taken. 

 Propose plan of action 

This workshop program will be carried out once every month, precisely last Tuesdays of every month. I will also propose and wish that at the end of each program, a bag of rice should be shared to the women/persons that have fully participated and as mentioned above, this workshop will go a long way to empower women and girl children, educate them on how to care for their body and their environment and also, provide them with the tools necessary to be self-employed. 

Proposed budget - Requirements  (1).  A doctor to come teach  (2). Chairs (3).   Writing materials  (4).  Cocoyams (5).   Red oil (6). Meat,  (7).  Canda,  (8). Smoke fish (9). General ACHU spices (10) and (11).  Firewood.(12) Hand washing, tooth brushes  etc..

We will address question from the board to us from our presentation to include:

What is the fund raising goal for this project. (2).  Will this project fit into the proposal by the Barrister? (3).  Every project must have a local fundraiser goal to raise funds to help defray the cost of the project. (4).  Each project should set up an account with the accountant to track the funds of the project and keep them separate. (5).  Where will this project take place? (6).  How many people? (7).  Ages? (8). What is the total annal budget for the project?

We are excited to begin the organization of a system using SMART GOALS and ACTION STEPS to change the mindset of  the women in more than our 28 villages to begin to realize that we can impact the future for women for generations to come as envisioned and expected from our leader and founding father Pa John Ticha who we honor and love and will be celebrating his "Legacy" each year as a reminder that we can become whatever we want to become with God's help.  Thank you for your continued support and donations that will help us to continue our daily growth.

Kindest Regards,

JRCCA Village Library at World HQ American Corner
JRCCA Village Library at World HQ American Corner

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Greetings To Our Donors and Sponsors;

After having a successful "Feed The Hunger" feeding project for families in all five zones to celebrate Thanksgiving with our partners in the USA we were off and running to follow up with our annual project of Toys for Tots for Christmas.  This year we choose to work with local pastors in all five zones to distribute toys and gifts and bring smiles to the faces of the children in the local churches.  The project was a big hit with the pastors and several of them have already signed up to volunteer and participate in this project for our annual Thanksgiving Feed The Hunger and for our Toys for Tots project which brings joy to the families and smiles on the faces of the children in 2022. We are grateful for the donations and support which allowed us to expand and extend this project due to the fact that we are dealing with many single moms and children in orphanages.

 In January, we kicked off the new year by sponsoring a project that would enhance the skills of our women.  This outstanding advisory course was designed and taught by  the JRCCA Legal Department to give our members the skills and experience to raise the funds that are needed to empower our women to develop and fund the business projects that they know will help them to become all that they can become in the community.

At the beginning of the new year (2022) we turned our focus on women empowerment through our JRCCA/JRFIUSA sustainable education training program.  A virtual zoom online six weeks class was designed and taught by our legal advisor. The goal of this training on the fundamental principles for writing proposals for NGO and developing financial management skills was to train and equip 50 women, Zonal Directors, SNT leaders and Focus Group Leaders in all 5 zones that we serve.  The class ended on February 4, 2022 and these leaders  have begun the process of training individuals  in all the 5 zones that we serve.   We envision that these women leader will raise  up by their boot straps and help to alleviate poverty for future generations in the 28 villages that we serve in five zones. This was a six weeks course that was designed to  help change lives of the participants  and equip both men and women, boys and girls and youths with life long educational knowledge, skills and experience.

The ONLINE ADVISORY COURSE ON THE FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES FOR NGO PROPOSALS & FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT Course focused on teaching the participants how to  set goals with measurable Objectives that require (1) Planning and (2) effort to achieve – Anything Meaningful requires planning and effort to achieve e.g. Relationships, Career Accomplishments, Marriage, Starting a Business require SMART goals, etc.  

The class ended on February 4, 2022 and those members who participated in the class believe they are ready to go and achieve the vision, dreams and goals of our late founder who we will have a memorial services in his honor on March 11, 2022 at the site of his resting place which will be the headquarters for the training and job development department for JRCCA.

In conclusion, we believe that JRCCA is a worthy cause that will do a great deal of good for many people. JRCCA is excited to partner with its sister organization in the USA and others to make the women empowerment project a reality, leading to substantial benefits in the short, medium and long term.  Also we like to share from  the JRCCA IT Communication And Cyber Cafe Department is that we  now have a new website for JRCCA.





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Greetings To Our Donors and Supporters:

We would like to remind our donors and supporters that our team and organization has been working very hard to implement the concept of global social responsibility in the English speaking NW Region of Cameroon, Africa.  Those concepts are to improve health, education, living conditions, clean water, and the economy while reducing poverty in the families, villages, communities, regions that will enhance the nation of Cameroon through developing leadership skills and training for our women and girls using adult and basic educational training.

Despite the fact that a Civil War is still ongoing in the English speaking NW/SW Region of Cameroon, according to report from the President the JRCCA team in Yaounde continue to work on the Application Form for grants from the US Embassy in Yaounde that we will use to help finance our basic education training and leadership program for our women and girls. The fundraising Chairman and  Human Resource Director  submitted a letter for assistance and requested partnership for the Ministry of Social Affairs and Basic Education in Yaounde to collaborate with our team to implement resources to help us assist our women and girls to achieves their SMART GOALS and ACTION STEPS for leadership development in the English speaking NW/SW Region of Cameroon.. 

The application forms were received from the ministry of Basic Education which were in French language and have been translated into the English language. The reason for the  Forms to be translated in English language is for the JRCCA Volunteers to know all that is written in the Forms and also to know how we can complete them.  This is important to note because this is one of the primary reason for the Civil unrest in the English speaking NWSW Region.  In Cameroon, the dominant leadership group is French speaking, therefore, important legal documents are published in French which creates a competative problem for resources for the English speaking people in the NWSW Region.

The President  further reported that all Zonal directors  have been contacted for updates and that communication in the English speaking NW Region is another challenge that we have to deal with in additional to the unsafe Civil conflict which is still present in the area.  For example when there is a lock-down, the people living in the area are not allowed to be outside of their residency.  Lock down occurs frequently.  The Human Resource Department is working on setting up Cyber-Cafe to help resolve the problem of lack of communication with the main office in Yaounde. 

When possible SNT leaders have been holding meetings and discussing  how to raise money  in preparation for planting more plantains, Cocoyams, palm trees, yams, rice etc.. on the JRCCA Multi-Purpose Center  Foundation Stone at Tonekoh ZangTabi in Zone 1 and also seeing how to continue with their freewill basket donations to be saved in the JRCCA zone one Credit Union Bank in order for them to start Garden project and cassava farm during the planting season.  A group of 30 women have formed a group to raise crops to sell and provide food for their families and communities.

A female SNT leader in Zone four has been promoted to the title and position of Zone Director with the responsibilities of opening our branch office at JACIM at least four hours each day to provide services and resources for members to hold meetings.  This office is located in one of the few safe areas in the English speaking NW Region and will be available to help expand the leadership training and development for women and girls.  This is the Zone where they have created their "JRCCA American Corner in Mbengwi, NWR" {JACIM} with the support of the Lord Mayor and the City Council.

Two partnership request letters were submitted to the Ministry of Social Affairs Yaoundé  by  the Chairman of JRCCA Fundraising Committee and HRD  and to the English Roman Catholic church Simbock Yaoundé by the Manager of Legal Department  and the President of JRCCA.  We  have also sent the  MOU  between Mfoundi Rotary club Yaounde and JRCCA NGO for review for our partnership and collaboration with other Rotary Clubs on the international level.

We are thankful and grateful for the donations and support of our friends and we are looking forward to implementing our SMART GOALS and ACTION STEPS that will benefit the Women and Girls in the English speaking NW Region of Cameroon which will ehnance the lives of our families in Cameroon. We will overcome the challenges of the Civil conflict, Pandemic, lack of education and training that will benefit our Women and Girls with help from our donors and supporters.

Kind Regards

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Greetings To Our Supporters and Donors;

We are pleased to share with you some of the things that we have been able to achieve during the last quarter despite the fact that we had to take time away from our projects to honor the passing of our founder.  Our group was very satisfied that we had taken the time to honor his legacy by preparing a resting place  and celebrating in our traditional culture for him on the land where he was born and where he taught us how to fish rather than beg for a fish in order for us to keep fishing for generations to come as evidence by the life that he lived in Zang Tabi, Cameroon, Africa. 

We are grateful and thankful for the supporters and donors who contributed to the overall cost of having his remains return to Cameroon from the USA where he would be with his ancestors for without this support, we never would have been able to make it happen.  Returning his remains to Cameroon during the Covic-19 Pandemic provided our organization with the opportunity to put into practice and demonstrate the leadership skills for which we have been training and teaching our people since the inception of the Civil War more than four years ago and that is the habit of practicing good health even while celebrating.  Our field staff was able to maintain good health habits and discipline among the large crowds that greeted our founder at the airport, morturary, service and final resting ground including mandatory Covic-19 Standards for groups as dictated by the local Mayor.

The highlights for this quarter included our organization's entry in the USA World Honey competition and winning the Blue Ribbion  in behalf of Cameroon, Africa for the best dark honey in the world in this international honey competition.  This honey was harvested on the compound of our late founder and home of our President before she escaped to the city during the civil threats.  This is quite an honor and has encouraged our 30 ladies who received 30 hoes from our organization to invest some of their time and efforts in harvesting bee honey in compliance with our Food Security Project which will assist our women to become managers of their own small business as they raise food to sale and earn money as feed their own families.

The Second highlight for this quarter was the appointment of a female Council member as the director of jobs and training programs which will benefit the development of our leadership skills for women and girls in our organization.  Our new Jobs and Training Director will collaborate with other organization to train women and girls in independent small business skills that will provide them with the opportunity to learn how to become self-sufficient and build a business and career that will allow them to break the women dependent cycle in Africa as well as manage their own destiny.  Resources and funds are needed for her to successfully help our women and girls grow and free themselves of the traditional African women and girl status.

The Third highlight was our international chairperson becoming the local president of an international organization in the USA with over 100 years of providing services above self.  Under his leadership, this will be an opportunity for females to enhance opportunities under the organization's concept of diversity to grow and give back so other females can grow.  The theme for the organization for 2021 to 2022 is to help each other grow.  They are encouraging local clubs to share their resources and finances with organizations like ours on the international level.

The Fourth highlight is that our President who is female and the daughter of our founder has set forth a resolution that will create a Bee Hive Sanctuary, Flower Garden To Support The Bee Hives and a Bee Research Center in the Guest House Overlooking the founder's grave site which will attract Bee Farmers and Tourist to the Center that will provide jobs and training for our women and girls in congruence with the goals and objectives of our new Jobs and Training Director. Our President is also encouraging women and girls to join our programs that will provide funding for women and girls who want to become chicken, quail, corn or pig,cocoyam farmers in their villages.  We are serving over 28 villages in 280 tribes.  Women and girls are also being encouraged to engage in sports and recreational activities such as football/soccer.  Our goal is to provide well rounded training for our women and females who will lead our villages and the country in all occupations.

Despite the fact that our schools and other local agencies have not opened for the past four years due to the civil conflict, we have continued to find ways to use various strategies to meet our goals and objectives as stated to help women and girls grow and become independent free of the traditional African life style.  We are collaborating with other organizations and using strategies like conference call, zoom and other internet variables to make connections and stay connected to find resources to make our program work for our women and girls.

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Our Founder   transitioned on March 10, 2021
Our Founder transitioned on March 10, 2021

Breaking News!

Greetings To Our Sponsors and Supporters;

Waeeeeeh God have mercy on our souls as we regretfully announce that our founder, leader, mentor and teacher Pa John passed away to his heavenly home on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at the age of 96 in the state of Georgia in the USA.  We would like to acknowledge and give thanks for all of the tremendous out pouring of love and blessing for our father, grandfather who taught us how to fish.  We ask for your prayers as we prepare to have a memorial service for him here in the state of Georgia, USA while we make plans to return him as his last request to his natural birth place in Zang Tabi Village in the English speaking region of NW Cameroon.  Despite the ongoing Civil conflict which has been ongoing in the area for the past four years our family and friends are determined to return him to his place of birth where we will celebrate his home going with local tribes.

"OMG! What a great loss for our community and the world at large. Pa John made the world a better place. Soft spoken , kind hearted role model who inspired me as a kid. He respected the young and will always have some kind words for everyone that came across his path. Pa, we love you so much but God loved you more. May the Almighty grant you eternal rest at his bosom."

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John Retreat Foundation Internation USA Inc (JRFIUSA-INC)

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Celine Ticha
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