Join us in helping 100 displaced kids in Cameroon go to school
Updated: Aug 1, 2021
Hello, we are launching a campaign to help 100 displaced children from the Southern and Northern Region of Cameroon go to school the next academic year 2021-22. Since 2017, there has been a conflict in the North-West and South-West of Cameroon called the Anglophone crisis. According to the latest report from UNHCR from February 2021, more than 1million people are currently internally displaced in their own country and cannot go back to their home because of insecurity. Hundreds of thousands of children have fled to other regions to save their lives. A lot of these displaced families cannot afford to send their kids to school. Education is a human right not a privilege. Every kid deserves it. Nelson Mandela’s famous quote said “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”.
Yume Africa met some of these children and the families who welcomed them.
Joseph, on the cover page, is 16 years old and he is sickle cell anemic. He's one of 6 children. Joseph lost his dad in the conflict and her mom had her arm cut by armed men. Due to the crisis and his sickness, he failed some classes. He is in 8th grade. He currently lives in Banka, Cameroon with his mom and 2 of his brothers in their grandmother's house.
Success is 13 years old and in 8th grade. She is the oldest of a family of 5. She lost her dad 6 months ago. Her dad died due to sickness related to abuse caused by the conflict. Her mom Edith struggles to send them to school, to feed them regularly and to pay the rent of their studio.
Unfortunately, there are so many stories like that. With $100 you can sponsor a child like Joseph or Success for the entire academy year 2021-22. The money covers his/her tuition fees (unfortunately school is not free even in public schools), books, school supplies, new shoes and uniforms. Sponsoring these kids will really be a huge relief for these families who are already struggling to put food on the table.
Join us to make a difference in the life of these kids. Support this cause on GoFundMe organized by Madeleine Kamga, our founder as our tax exempt status (501c3) application is pending. https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-100-displaced-kids-go-to-school-in-cameroon
Thank you for your support! Please spread the word! You can make a difference in the live of 100 displaced children in Cameroon.