Provide education to 1000 internally displaced children within host communities in Cameroon

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This project aims to make a difference in the lives of internally displaced children in host communities by investing in their education. Books, dictionaries, school bags, educational toys, shoes and winter clothing will be provided to 1000 internally displaced children and underprivileged students every school year. This type of basic aid will support them in their learning, improve teacher effectiveness and empower students. Better educated students will be better equipped to pursue education and give back to their community in the future.

More than 80 per cent of schools in the English-speaking regions of Cameroon are closed, as the security situation and living conditions continue to deteriorate due to the three-year conflict between the Government and armed groups. According to UN reports, over 43700 people are internally displaced to safer regions with about 43% of them being children.Most of them are struggling to attend school  in host communities without uniforms, books and school fees and are often sent back home putting their future at risk.

H4BF believes that education and poverty are closely linked.Educating children is an effective way to empower them with the skills and knowledge to take charge of their own future and meet their own needs.The project will provide basic school needs like uniforms,books and fees to some 1000 vulnerable internally displaced children to attend formal schools in host communities outside the affected regions.This will enable them to stay in school and guarantee their right to education.

The impact of education to both children and broader society can break generational cycles of poverty, improvements in nutrition and health. children who are in school are less likely to come into conflict with the law and much less vulnerable to rampant forms of child exploitation, including child labor, trafficking, and recruitment into armed groups and forces. The project will educate 200 children allowing them to rise out of poverty and contribute to community development and nation building.

Provide portable water to over 3000 rural communities in Cameroon

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With your support, CREATE! will provide access to clean, abundant water for 1.500.000 people in rural communities in North West, South west, west and Adamawa region of Cameroon. By rehabilitating existing water Catchments, wells and installing solar-powered pumps and gravity-fed irrigation systems, these rural communities can advance towards achieving agricultural and economic self-sufficiency. CREATE! collaborates with villagers in rural Cameroon to help them build a sustainable future for their communities.

Water is one of the most valuable and influential natural resources because of its domestic and industrial importance. Access to safe water is essential to sustain life and indispensable for a healthy and dignified life. Unfortunately, according to UNICEF, only 44% of people in rural areas of Cameroon have access to safe drinking water. Many communities rely on doubtful water sources which at times are shared with animals. Moreover, women and children trek long distances to get drinking water; wasting valuable time which could be used for economic and academic pursuits.

By rehabilitating community water catchments and providing access to abundant and free water pumped by solar-powered wells, CREATE! can help rural Cameroonians communities become agriculturally and economically self-sufficient. CREATE! field technicians will rehabilitate existing wells and install water basins and elevated reservoirs so that women in the communities' garden cooperatives can easily irrigate their vegetables and fruit and nut trees year-round. Women and girls will no longer need to walk long distances to collect water.

In rural Cameroon, water is life. Year-round access to abundant and clean water will help CREATE!'s 1.500.000 beneficiaries in rural communities in the North west, south west, west and Adamawa region  tend cooperative gardens, maintain trees, and transform their lives. Through community gardens, residents will have sustainable access to nutritious foods and will gain a reliable source of household income. CREATE! works with village populations to meet felt needs through a culturally respectful, participatory, and grassroots development process.

Plant a tree: save earth & lives in Cameroon

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H4BF aims to plant 100,000 plants in three years. Preserving the tree is an obligation for everyone without exception, one tree will absorb approximately a ton of carbon dioxide during the course of its life cycle. Tree planting can restore global warming. Bring awareness to children. Protect the planet for our children and grandchildren.

Today Forests have undergone decline and shrinkage. Many forest in cameroon have been neglected and destroyed by modernization, Industrialization and legislation. Also, threatened because of increasing pressure from population and livestock. Most are sufferers of poverty and vulnerability due to critical climatic change today. Without wind and fresh air, the body is more vulnerable to attacks by disease. Mission is "To plant 100,000 plants "

Plant 100,000 trees, 50 awareness campaigns and training to 50 volunteers to guide and plant in undeveloped lands. Besides tree planting, H4BF will create awareness to general public, Local councils and undeveloped land owners. Training of more teachers to educate the future generation.

Planting of trees to give shade and moisture conservation and reduce carbon pollution to restore global warming. Use of CFL lights will reduce production of heat. Recharge underground water will increase water level. Awareness will create responsibility to plant trees and use CFL by general public.

Provide skills to Crisis affected Youths in Cameroon

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The project seeks to train and support vulnerable and underprivileged internally displaced youths in Cameroon including single teenage mothers, young widows, school dropouts, ex-convicts and Orphans in simple, low cost business start-ups (computer studies, tailoring, hair dressing, beads (jewelry production) to increase their chances of gaining employment and also provide alternative income generating activities. These vulnerable youths will be trained and supported in activities of their choice

 

The Current anglophone crisis plaguing the two English speaking regions of Cameroon have posed tremendous negative impact on the civilian. In the mist of these crises, youths between 15-30 in conflict zones are most vulnerable to challenges such as recruitment into armed violent groups, rape, unwanted pregnancies, contraction of STDs especially HIV/AIDS. This have made thousands flee their homes for safety in towns with limited access to employment or no capital basic livelihood.

The Project seeks to provide life-skill training and support displaced youths in computer studies, beads jewelry production, tailoring, hair dressing as alternative income generating activities. These youths will be trained and supported with start-up capital in form of equipment and finances. This will help empower them and reduce their risk of being associated with illegal activities.

these young people will be able to secure employment and most importantly, create jobs for themselves and for more youths in the region. While they will be able to make a decent living for themselves and their families, they will also able to create huge opportunity for others. Our economic livelihood support program (ELSP) created within our sustainability scheme hopefully will be able to sustain the project activities to assist more and more vulnerable youths and the rest of communities

H4 Power and Light

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H4 Power and Light is an innovative, self-sustaining development model that empowers rural women through social businesses to distribute affordable solar power, water filters and fuel-saving stoves past "the last mile." 40 women train in 1 year of empowerment and business training; 12 women's micro-businesses distribute solar and filters and educate people in rural areas about the health and economic benefits of these technologies. Every year they bring solar lights to 10,000 rural people.

Cameroon is among the developing countries in Africa . Malnutrition is endemic with 50% of children chronically malnourished. Lack of quality education, training and income generation opportunities keeps people trapped in poverty. Women and girls face additional gender and geographical barriers to participating in the workforce and marketplace. With few economic opportunities, women struggle to feed and educate their children, continuing the cycle of poverty.

We train women and girls in basic technological and business skills to create income generation opportunities in rural areas. Growing an inclusive, green economy, our development model delivers solar power, filters & stoves into the hands of low-income, rural families who invest in clean air, light, and water for their family's health and economic development. With an accessible personal investment, children can read and women can weave at night, they have less parasites and a smokeless kitchen.

Solar Power, Water Filters, and Fuel-saving Smokeless stoves improve the long term health of 10,000 low-income families every year: enabling them to spend less time out of work and less money on health care associated with respiratory disease and parasites. Nighttime efficiency and savings from affordable solar power solutions also helps advance the economic development of a community. Empowered women distributors of these products are positive role models to girls and change gender norms.

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