Disadvantaged young people and women can get back on their feet in Cameroon. Digital Schools, Digital Centres, education for autistic children, health and education infrastructures in remote villages... the majority of the Foundation’s programmes are now a reality in Cameroon.
The priority is providing an education for the most disadvantaged, in the city and the countryside
Children at public schools
At the ageing schools in the capital, we have just opened 15 Digital Schools, the first in Cameroon! There are many public schools in the capital which lack resources - textbooks and workbooks - i.e. the essentials to progress. Providing an educational programme on tablets gives these children a chance to learn like in the country’s private schools. In 2018, 30 Digital Schools will be opened in the country’s disadvantaged and rural zones, i.e. 3 per region! Around 400 children from 7 to 11 years old per school can access their curriculum’s educational content.
Children with autism
In Douala, we are also helping disadvantaged families with autistic children to receive an adapted education. The challenge: to allow these different children to become part of society. Avoiding exclusion and discrimination requires adapted psycho-educational care. We support this by funding the training of teachers from the Ray of Hope Academy, and also by funding the tuition fees of children from disadvantaged families.
In Akwa-Doula, 100 disadvantaged women will be trained in ICT and AGR.
In a landlocked rural zone, giving families the essentials
Families can access healthcare and schools!
Whilst waiting for the arrival of digital, where the population is too spread out or infrastructure is poor, we provide drinking water, healthcare and education as close as possible to the families. All the Bafoussam children can now go to the new classrooms at the Bangou Carrefour public school, including girls who previously had to collect water instead of attending school.
The 1st Orange Village in partnership with Suez
Orange Village infrastructures have replaced buildings from the 1930s in the western rural village of Bangou. For the 1st time, drinking water wells and the electricity network were installed with our partner Fonds initiative Suez.