These pictures give you some idea of what we have achieved during the past year, thanks to the generous donations of our supporters.
New classroom blocks, complete with furniture, a teacher’s office and a new latrine were constructed at six different schools in three different regions of Cameroon. During our annual visit to the country, two of our trustees travelled around to the openings of all these schools, as well as to the handover of the new maternity hall in Bani Baloum. It is such a privilege to witness the enormous impact that our modest buildings have on these communities, and each of these projects cost about the same as we might pay for a new small family car!!
For the first time, in many cases, children are able to attend school in dry, clean and hygienic buildings that will last for decades. Their academic achievement will improve along with their aspirations, and each community will become richer for having a good school.
The maternity hall at Bani Baloum replaces an old mud hut with absolutely no facilities, where women used to give birth. The new building comprises a consultation room, a labour room, a delivery room, a small ward, a laboratory and a pharmacy. It has all new equipment and has totally transformed the facilities available to the women of the surrounding villages.