Education in the West African country of Cameroon is compulsory through to age 14 when 6 years of primary schooling are complete. Unfortunately parents are expected to pay for uniforms and book fees, which no doubt contributes to a 67% literacy rate that's skewed in favor of males. In partnership with the Cameroon Association for the Protection and Education of the Child (CAPEC), this project provides education facilities to underprivileged rural children in Cameroon.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Nkolfoulou lies within a Subdivision (Soa), 12km from the capital Yaounde. It is a village outskirts of Yaounde in Centre Province of Cameroon with about 6000 inhabitants, mostly women and children. Their main economic activity is small farming and parents used their children in farms. This area is mainly rural and children face a lot of difficulties to obtain basic education. Even though the government created a school, it has not supported it with adequate infrastructure and teachers there.
How will this project solve this problem?
The goal of this project is the provision of a decent education. The project activities comprise the construction of classrooms, a library, a staff room, a hall and volunteer hostel. It includes the provision of scholarships, books and school supplies for pupils. Investment in the early education benefits the individual, society and the world at large and it is among the most effective apparatus known to reduce poverty and inequity.
Potential Long Term Impact
More than 1,000 orphan and underprivileged children will get a decent education - transforming their lives and providing opportunities for growth, and contribution to national development. The school will benefit the entire community for life. In the long term, the project aims to provide education to the children of the rural area of Nkolfoulou, so they would not be deprived of education based on their locality or family financial circumstances.
Total Funding Received to Date: £3,023
Remaining Goal to be Funded: £2,626
Total Funding Goal: £5,649