Cameroon

The Baka School Project in the Dja

The project objective is to rebuild an existing public and unique school  for the Baka communities in the neighbouring village in the boucle of the Dja Faunal Reserve called Schwam, in southeastern Cameroon.

The Baka School Project in the Dja

The current Baka school  has only one mud  classroom  with a tin roof for all students. It is used for all classes with other children from surrounding villages such as Ekom, Kagnol, Kolekul, Maleuleu, Malen V et Nken.

The Baka School Project

The Baka people also known as Pygmies are indigenous communities living in several reserves in central Africa. They are among the poorest, vulnerable and fragile communities in the world.

The nearest school is in  Somalomo, about 12-15 km away. The main difficulty is the Dja river crossing as there is no bridge and the current ferry is not working. The Dja river is encircling the reserve (except to the south-west) with rapids and waterfalls. People including youth attending the school in Samalomo are crossing the Dja River using indigenous and local narrow wood boats. Even the Baka chief in the village of Schuam who first reach out for the proposed school to the Foundation through our contact at the Congo Basin Institute (CBI) in Somalomo died tragically with his wife few weeks ago in the Dja River. The couple when for fishing using their small wood boat and lost their lives.

The Baka School Project

Building the proposed school will improve the Baka Communities livelihoods and human rights. It will also contribute to the protection of the wildlife and environment.

We appreciate your generous contribution to this project and for the Baka children and communities.

Link to our GoFundMe campaign: https://www.gofundme.com/the-baka-school-project-in-the-dja

Sincerely,

The Cameroonian-Canadian Foundation

CCF Wheelchairs Project Summary 2017

A big thank to all our volunteers, friends, partners and champions. Because of you, our Foundation raised and spent more than $34,000 for the wheelchairs project in 2017.

Results and Impact:

  • We shipped a 40 FT container and successfully delivered wheelchairs as well as other donation items in 6 provinces (Littoral, Centre, South, South-West, West-North West) and in more than 25 cities, villages and communities of Cameroon.
  • We distributed more than 200 wheelchairs to 23 Hospital and Health Centres, and to 95 individuals with disabilities.
  • We provided more than 500 T-Shirts to 14 orphanages in 10 cities.
  • We distributed 110 jackets to 110 individuals in need.
  • We donated 540 nursing books to two nursing schools in the South West and North-West.
  • We provided more than 750 books to three elementary schools in the West and Centre.
  • We delivered 17 desktop computers to establish our first multimedia center in order to train youth from poor families and communities.
  • We contributed and made a positive difference in more than 3,000 people’s lives in Cameroon.