Cameroon

A Food Program for Poor Schoolchildren

 

The mission of CENCUDER (Centre for Community Development and Environmental Restoration) is “to enable rural youths and women to acquire survival skills in order to secure a better future for themselves through education and training in life and vocational skills.” One of its target areas is Ebase village, in the Kupe-Muanenguba Division in southwest Cameroon. Here about 97% of the population are peasant farmers who have trouble affording their basic needs. Most families are afflicted with hunger and poverty. Two years ago, with BGR support, the village school introduced a feeding program that provides meals to over 95 poor and needy village children, many girls and orphans. As a result of the feeding program many more children now attend school and parents have seen improvements in their children’s academic and moral output. The program is expected to further increase school attendance, enhance learning capacity of undernourished children, improve their health, and act as an incentive for more children to attend school. Funding covers kitchen equipment, consultants, and food for the students. Annually renewable project

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