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CAMEROON

A large part of the population (48%) lives beneath the threshold of poverty, and the average income per capita is equal to $2.30. The work of the Salvatorian Fathers and Brothers in Cameroon began in May, 2007, in Hina in the Far North Region of Cameroon.

The objective is to offer support to the population in one of the poorest places of the country. The Far North Region in fact has the highest rate of illiteracy in Cameroon: 90% of the women are illiterate and only 40% of the children attend school. 

Project 1 - Maternal School

 

Salvatorians: Father Dieudonné in Hina with the children of the nursery school. The Fathers offer a quality education to all the children without distinction of race, religion or nationality.

 

 

 

 

 

Location:

 Hina – Far North

Sector:

Education

Beneficiaries:

80 children ; age 3-6 - 

Objective:

To face the problem of the lack of schools in the North of Camerun where poor families live. To help them to look after their children.

To increase the literacy rate in the region, preparing and encouraging children and their familis to go to Primary school. 

Activity:

To build and run a pre-elementary school for the children of the area. 

 

 


Project 2 – Sewing Courses for young women

 

Learning a trade will allow these women and girls to be able to count on a dignified life for them and for their children, far from abuses, exploitation and misery.

 

Location:

Hina – Far North

Sector:

Education

Beneficiaries:

80 women

Objective:

To better the life of these women and their families by allowing them to learn a trade and be financially independent.

To reduce gender inequality and discrimination; to promote interreligious dialogue and integration thanks to the aggregation of women of different ages and religions (Christians, Muslims, traditional beliefs) attending the courses. 

Activity:

The purchase of sewing machines, training in order to become a seamstress and run one’s own small activity.