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 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 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.
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
The Cameroonian-Canadian Foundation
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.
We are looking to establish multiple and free CCF Community Learning Centers across Cameroon.
Through our centers, we will provide free seminars and mentoring, computer tutoring and training programs, and access to a new library with educational books. Our goal is to help local communities, empower women and men, and to prepare the next generation of youth to fully participate in educational and socio-economic life.
- We are looking for new and used laptops, tablets, smart boards, free education books, flat screen televisions. ..etc.
- Our goal is to also raise $20,000 to support our various learning and training programs.
Please donate to help establish the proposed learning center.
In collaboration with the Etisah Foundation, our goal is to help complete the building of the Save the Children Alliance Orphanage in order to create a new home for vulnerable children in Bota Limbe, Cameroon.
The current orphanage is overcrowded and there no space to afford more. In order to complete the new facility at list $60,000 to $80,000 are needed and we also received a list of necessities costing around $26,028.20.
This new building will be a major home for more 100-250 orphans and will also be used as an educational centre to help train local youth on several educational activities with focus on agriculture, forestry, aquaculture and horticulture.
So far, we have raised $28,620.00 to help build the Save Children Alliance Orphanage Bota Limbe, Cameroon.
Join us in our fight to help those in need. Please Donate!