School Construction (Cameroon)

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School Construction (Cameroon)
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Country: Cameroon
Volunteer(s) Name: L Penor
Volunteer(s) Homestate: Washington
Funds community contributed: $1827
Percentage community contributed: 30%
Funds needed were: $4061
Funds requested were: $4081
PPCP #: 694-146
Year of project approval: 2009
Projects started in Cameroon 2009 (9).
Agroforestry Site for Nursery and Demonstration, Books For Cameroon, Camp MDARLE 2009, Community Granary, East Province Water Pump, Health Seminars for Youth and Women, Reading Rainforest, School Construction (Cameroon), Soy Conference
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Other Projects in Cameroon (15).
Agroforestry Site for Nursery and Demonstration, Books For Cameroon, Camp MDARLE 2009, Chicken Farming, Community Beekeeping and Business Training, Community Granary, East Province Water Pump, Health Seminars for Youth and Women, Mbandjock Palm Oil Tree Nursery and Plantation, Potable Water, Reading Rainforest, School Construction (Cameroon), Soy Conference, Wum High School Science Laboratory
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Info about the School Construction (Cameroon)

The project goal is to build a school that will benefit the students, parents, and residents of a tiny traditional village in Cameroon. All funds for this project will go toward building materials and labor needed to construct a two-classroom building. This school building project will benefit the community in two distinct ways. First, the project will enable students to stay in place and attend school without the difficulties of traveling a long distance each day. As of now, over half of the students walk to neighboring villages to attend school. This project will allow the students, ages 5-23, to stay and go to school in their own village, rather than walking every day to a school outside of their community. As many as 80 students could attend the school. After the completion of the school building, the students will be involved with The World Map Project. A map of the world will be painted on one side of the building to promote geography literacy.

The second advantage of the project will be to enroll girls in the school and conduct a series of workshops on the importance of girls’ education. Few parents send their girls to school because they would rather have them stay at home and help with the cleaning and cooking. They are brought up to think their education is not worthwhile, for their future is to inevitably stay in the home. In addition to the construction of the building, sessions will be held by the Peace Corps Volunteer, alongside the Parent Teacher Association to promote the enrollment of girls into the school. We will have monthly interactive sessions on family development. Empowering women and girls within the community and what role that plays in development are critical issues that we will discuss and look at ways to address these issues.

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