Education

The Problem

Education is a fundamental right of every child, whether rich or poor.

Primary and secondary education is nominally free in government-run institutions in Cameroon, but the burden of providing adequate learning infrastructure and sufficient teaching staff falls predominantly on parents and communities especially rural and urban poor communities.

There are a handful of children who are orphans who have no one to care for them, children of single parents where the lone parent faces difficulties in educating the children or better still children who leave with parents that have absolutely no source of income.

We have most of this vulnerable children are often very intelligent and lack the means, by this we are going to value their potentials and make them feel life like their fellow brothers and sisters who have the opportunity.

As a result, many of these communities have inadequate school infrastructure and dilapidated structures, insufficient/unequipped classrooms, insufficient trained teachers, and lack of water and sanitation in schools. This leads to overcrowded classrooms, poor performance among pupils, high dropout rates, and a risky learning environment.

Objective

To contribute towards an inclusive and equitable quality education that promote lifelong learning opportunities for all, through the construction, rehabilitation, and equipping of dilapidated educational structures and the provision of scholarships to underprivileged children.

  • improving school infrastructure in rural and poor urban communities through the construction of classrooms, rehabilitation and equipping of dilapidated structures and the construction of modern toilet blocks and stores
  • Providing scholarships to underprivileged children (who without these scholarships will stay at home).at the nursery, primary and higher education levels
  • Inculcating values of environmental management in pupils and students through practical training on organic farming and tree planting techniques and setting up school environment Programs
  • Improving water and hygiene situations in schools by providing potable water to schools, construction of toilet blocks with hand washing facilities and provision of drinking pails to schools

How This Happens

How  This Happens

  • improving school infrastructure in rural and poor urban communities through the construction of classrooms, rehabilitation and equipping of dilapidated structures and the construction of modern toilet blocks and stores
  • Providing scholarships to underprivileged children (who without these scholarships will stay at home).at the nursery, primary and higher education levels
  • Inculcating values of environmental management in pupils and students through practical training on organic farming and tree planting techniques and setting up school environment Programs
  • Improving water and hygiene situations in schools by providing potable water to schools, construction of toilet blocks with hand washing facilities and provision of drinking pails to schools

Expected Results

This project will help bring education to every child who wants to study and lack the means.

The children will grow up to be educated and it will be a benefit to them and the society in which they live. It is said that the best gift you can give to a child is education. 

It will  help to evangelise our mission and charism which is” the education of the young, especially the poor”

  • Children Centre has constructed and rehabilitated over 10 classrooms since 2015 and equipped them with over 600 benches, 200 teacher’s tables and chairs in all 3 regions of Cameroon.
  • Over 500 pupils and students at all levels have benefited from our scholarship program
  • Through agricultural programs and vocational training say in carpentry, sewing and knitting
  • Providing Capacity building of primary school teachers in rural areas so as to boost the academic performance of children especially rural areas
  • We offer educational possibilities to the underprivileged
  • Amongst offering educational possibilities to the underprivileged

    Achievements

    • Children Centre has constructed and rehabilitated over 10 classrooms since 2015 and equipped them with over 600 benches, 200 teacher’s tables and chairs in all 3 regions of Cameroon.
    • Over 500 pupils and students at all levels have benefited from our scholarship program
    • Through agricultural programs and vocational training say in carpentry, sewing and knitting
    • Providing Capacity building of primary school teachers in rural areas so as to boost the academic performance of children especially rural areas
    • We offer educational possibilities to the underprivileged
    • Amongst offering educational possibilities to the underprivileged

      Our Blogs On Education

      WE ARE NOT GIVING UP

      WE ARE NOT GIVING UP

      SPECIAL ACTIVITIES A Piarist response to the educational hold-up in Kumbo. Obvious hitches are there but we saw the need for a prophetic presence that will make Calasanz alive even in irregular and challenging conditions. The cry of many parents and children who...

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      EDUCATION FOR ALL

      EDUCATION FOR ALL

      Education is a human right as guaranteed under the United Nations Convention on the rights of the child. This Convention is the most commonly ratified international agreement in the world today. Education is not simply a human right in itself, but it is also an...

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      Some Statistics of Our Schools

      Academic Year 2018/2019

      Nursery Schools (Preschools)

       

      Place Schools Number of children Number of children
      Bamenda C.S. Menteh
      C.S. Mbelem
      Bamendjou

      St. Antoine

      Centre

      97 03
      St. Michel Ndang 61 02

      Ste Therese

      Toba

      83 02
      St. Fabien Mboum 59 02
      St. Maurice Latsit 42 01
      St. Gabriel Toumi 60 02
      St. Joseph Tchoum 65 02
      Bafia COSCABIC 92 06
      Yaounde Abobo 26 02
      Equatorial Guinea Bata
      Gabon

      C.S. Calasanz

      Malibe

      115 07

      Primary Schools

       

      PLACE SCHOOLS Nombre d’eleves Nombre d’enseignants
      Bamenda Mbelem 300 5
      Futru-Nkwen 800 15
      Menteh 150 3
      Special School 250 5
      Bamendjou

      St. Antoine

      Centre

      400 11
      St. Michel Ndang 161 06

      St. Therese

      Toba

      326 06
      St. Fabien Mboum 177 06
      St. Maurice Latsit 208 06
      St. Gabriel Toumi 259 06
      St. Joseph Tchoum 233 06
      Bafia COSCABIC 578 24
      Yaoundé Abobo 276 19
      Gabon Malibe 276 19
      Equatorial Guinea Bata 750 35

      Elementary Schools

       

      Place School Number of children Number of children
      Bandjoun CTC 543 30
      Libreville Calasanz 617 51
      Eq. Guinea Bata
      Akurenam
      Akonibe
      Ebibeyin

      Non-Formal Education Center

      Les Centers Socio Educatif

       

      CENTRE ACTIVITES EFFECTIF
      BAFIA Socio-educative 310
      BAMENDJOU Socio-educative 150
      BAMENDA Socio-educative 340

      Ministère Piariste Dans Les Paroisses

       

      Parishes Approximative number of faithfuls Number of movements/groups
      St. Michael, Futru-Nkwen 8.600 Faithfuls

      8 Stations

      15 groups

      St. Antoine de Padoue, Bamendjou 15.000 Faithfuls

      9 Stations

      11 groups/movements

      Notre Dame de Nazareth, Bafia 900 Faithfuls 16 groupes
      Baptême de Jésus, Yaounde 2.000 Faithfuls 51 groups and associations
      St. Louis Marie de Monfort, Libreville 25.000 Faithfuls

      26 movements/grpes,

      8 small christian communities,

      5 coordinations.

      1 quasi paroisse (St

      Jean Paul II)

      St. Pierre, Kikonka 20.000 Faithfuls
      St. Pie X, Akonibe 5.000 Faithfuls
      Bata
      Pastoral zone of Kiyan 800 Faithfuls

      2 stations

      8 groups

      Some difficulties of the centers

      The center functions normally apart from the following difficulties:

      • Insufficient funds to reinsert these youths in the society
      • Almost all of them take drugs and that could make the center dangerous especially after they have taken the drugs
      • It is quite challenging to deal with those who have an unstable character.

      NAZARETH AGRO PASTORAL PRODUCTION AND FORMATION CENTER, MENTEH
      Bamenda, North West Region / Mezam Division, Cameroon

      • Nazareth Centre was created in 2003 by the Piarist Fathers. Its mission is to train young people as professional farmers and help them start their own agricultural enterprises.
      • It trains in all aspects of plant and animal production, transformation, and management. 12 months to 3 years for regular training program. 2 to 4 months for modular courses. 1 day to 1 week for seminar

      Get in Touch!

      Futru-Nkwen, Bamenda. B.O. Box 520, Bamenda, North West Region, Cameroon, Afirca.

      (+237) 699245607

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      9AM - 6PM (Monday - Firday)

      cfirstafrica@gmail.com