With the support from the Information for Africa, we were able to continue the construction of two classrooms in Ebase village, distribute school bags, books and pens for poor village children attending Ebase-Bajoh Primary school and provide the same pupils with hot school launch from the financial assistance from the Buddhist Global Relief- USA a program which is renewable annually by Buddhist Global Relief as you can see in the pictures below. This food aid program has greatly increase school attendance as it often served as an incentive for children to attend school and remain healthy in school. This project has boosted the children‘s performance and health in the school CENCUDER distributed learning materials like books, pens, school pads, charts, textbook, chalks to displaced children and schools without didactic materials through support from the Pulte family Foundation and Barceló Foundation.
The program first of its kind to be organized by an NGO in the South West Region is amongst one of the most powerful tool in fighting illiteracy amongst children in rural communities and fighting malnutrition in schools in recent years. Children are also being trained on how to grow vegetable crops and plant tress as part of this program. CENCUDER is the only NGO with this powerful initiative in the South West Region, reducing illiteracy rates and boosting school attendance in the South West Region of Cameroon, we are deeply grateful to Buddhist Global Relief USA, for the financial support and annual renewal of this golden project
Through support from information from Africa, Switzerland, we were able to provide jobless youths with vocational skills as seen in picture below. The vocational training centre that will equip the jobless, women, vulnerable youths with skills on sewing and computer literacy is currently under construction. We are appealing on our partners for support to complete the structure
Through financial assistance from Information for Africa, Switzerland, Hitchman Charitable Trust, USA, 1% fund Rome, and SOEST the third world fund, we are able to provide portable water supply, install solar energy in rural communities in Konye and Bangem sub division as you can see in the picture below
2020 has being a very difficult year worldwide, with the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020, the world over and South West Region of Cameroon, was marred by hunger, poverty and uncertainty. The pandemic came to aggravate the deteriorated condition of many displaced farmers, children and families as a result of the Anglophone crisis that began since in 2016. Worried by the disturbing situation, our partner Manos Unidas in Spain visited Cameroon in January before lock down and travel restrictions in March and April, 2020. Through their financial assistance, over 260 internally displaced farmers were empowered on techniques on market gardening to curb the food scarcity in the local markets.
CENCUDER through the financial assistance from Andrews Foundation USA, and partnership with MUAFCIG-Cameroon, we have assisted over 1,000 displaced families with food and non food items in Bangem and Buea sub divisions as you can see in the pictures below
Educational infrastructures and program to support children in school and for them to remain healthy in school have been a perennial problem affecting the education of many kids especially those from underprivileged backgrounds. CENCUDER have been very active building classrooms, donating classroom furnitures, school bags, pencils, and books and carrying out feeding programs as an incentive for more children to attend school and to remain healthy in school. We have impacted the lives of over 5,000 children since 2011 in Kupe/Muanenguba and Fako divisions
In the words of Martin Luther King, Jr. “I have the audacity to believe that peoples everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture of their minds and dignity, equality, and freedom for their spirits” and fulfilling the scripture Matt 25:35-40. CENCUDER in partnership with MUAFCIG-Cameroon, have assisted over 1,500 displaced families with food and non-food items in Bangem and Buea sub divisions during the COVID-19 lock down periods.
Our environment and natural resources are in jeopardy due to the way adult generations are handling them. Our natural environment alongside it resources is under stress due to poor agricultural practices like intense bush burning, overgrazing, over exploitation of non-timber forest products , excessive deforestation, illegal and unsustainable hunting of wildlife resources. These activities jeopardize the future of young people and their right to have access to and enjoy use of a healthy environment and the resources it contains. If this situation is allowed to continue, then, children’s respect for and understanding of the values, skills and knowledge about use of these natural resources are in danger of being lost. The end results of all these are; climate changes, very low yields and loss of many endangered species. CENCUDER, a restoration NGO, have been doing a lot to reverse the above adverse effects by installing solar energy in rural communities, training communities including children in tree nursery and planting as well as building environmental friendly latrines and supplying portable water to schools and communities within the South West of Cameroon. Over 10 communities have been impacted through these innovative approaches
Agriculture is the bedrock of Cameroon’s economy with over 71% of the population relying on subsistence agriculture. However, sustainable agriculture has remained a big challenge to many peasant farmers who has been crying for even a onetime assistance as they lack the knowledge and tools needed to adopt environmentally sound and sustainable agricultural practices. Consequently, the problems associated with unsustainable farming practices such as slash and burn, shifting cultivation, wild bush fires and it consequences on the environment are obvious. 2020 has being a very difficult year worldwide, with the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020, the world over and South West Region of Cameroon, was marred by hunger, poverty and uncertainty. The pandemic came to aggravate the deteriorated condition of many displaced farmers, children and families as a result of the Anglophone crisis that began since in 2016. Worried by the disturbing situation, CENCUDER and her partners engaged over 360 internally displaced farmers with sustainable solutions to food security crisis. Building capacities, donating farm inputs and improved seeds
The vocational training centre that will equip the jobless, women, vulnerable youths with skills on sewing and computer literacy is currently under construction. Presently we have built the capacity of over 100 vulnerable youths in computer literacy and how to use the internet