Fundraising

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 Gala Night – March 18, 2017

On March 18, 2017 @ 7:00PM the Cameroonian-Canadian Foundation is organizing a gala night.

#CCFGALA2017 March 18, 2017 Cameroonian-Canadian Foundation gala night.

This is a fundraising event to take place at the Falconridge/Castleridge Community Hall. There will be food, music and many others.

You will pay just $20 to attend the event and you can contribute to support any of CCF projects in Canada or abroad. There will be also silent auction, cake sale and lot of entertainment.

The event will be attended by Honourable Irfan Sabir, Alberta Minster of Community and Social Services.

FCCA Location: 95 Falshire Drive NE  Calgary, AB T3J 1P7

Share the event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/246762255783389/

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