Empower and Educate underprivileged girls in rural communities, Cameroon

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H4BF works with girls to transcend poverty, HIV/AIDS, and gender-based violence. We do this by creating environments that produce exceptional young women who drive change in their communities. We build self-esteem, provide access to health education and knowledge, and produce academic high achievers. This project will provide education, food, housing, clothing, psychosocial support, access to university-quality labs, computers, and hands-on learning opportunities to 100 girls.

In the region where H4BF is based, only 7% of all girls finish school due to early pregnancy, arranged marriages, illness, poverty, and gender-based violence. Girls who do complete school often do so with low grades and cannot go to college. Over 50% of sexually-active girls are involved in transnational sex just to afford to stay in school, elevating their HIV risk. Girls are risking their lives to stay in school. They need a safe and healthy environment to thrive.H4BF

These projects will prevent disease, death from drinking unclean water and educate communities to care for their families' health and well-being.

H4BF educates 32 secondary school girls and thousands of local youth through community outreach each year. By keeping girls in school we have reduced child pregnancy, marriage, and HIV risk. As educated women H4BF alumni will have healthier children and better reproductive health. WISER girls are community leaders, and are currently building sustainable light sources for local health clinics. H4BF girls become change makers

Provide portable water to over 3000 rural communities in Cameroon

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This project seeks to provide potable water for 3000 villages in Cameroon. Approximately 44%% of rural Cameroonians lack piped potable water. Unhealthy drinking water causes frighteningly high infant mortality (many families lose half their children to water-borne diseases), shorter life spans and reduced energy for livelihoods. Further, time spent to procure non-potable water adds to the already substantial burden of women and girls and prevents their participation in education.

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.

H4BF provides education, psychosocial support, healthcare, and clean water. We provides a free boarding school to hundreds of secondary school girls, 40% of whom are orphans. We provide the best resources that a school can offer to girls who thought they would never make it to high school and, as a result, they transform into academic stars who avoid HIV/AIDS and early pregnancy while leading incredible initiatives for change in their community.

H4BF educates 32 secondary school girls and thousands of local youth through community outreach each year. By keeping girls in school we have reduced child pregnancy, marriage, and HIV risk. As educated women H4BF alumni will have healthier children and better reproductive health. WISER girls are community leaders, and are currently building sustainable light sources for local health clinics. H4BF girls become change makers

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.

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