Many children in the developed countries of the world will be feeling excited and relieved to be getting back to school after six months of being stuck at home because of the Coronavirus. Imagine how the anglophone children in Cameroon must be feeling after almost four years of being excluded from education because of a political crisis which developed into violence and war. They have lost their homes, many family members and their hopes for the future. They are desperate to get back to school and we are doing all we can to help as many as possible do just that.
This year we shall be funding additional facilities at schools in the francophone regions that are now hosting large numbers of Internally Displaced children from the English speaking regions. Two primary schools will each receive three new classrooms, a head teacher’s office, classroom furniture and a new latrine. The secondary school at Bekoko, that has recently accepted 350 additional IDP pupils, taking its enrolment to 1008, will receive a fully equipped science lab.