BSFA Special Appeal
Improving the living conditions of 1000 Internally Displaced People living in the jungles or the bush areas of the NW and SW Regions.
We are delighted that this Special Appeal has been so successful and we would like to thank everyone who has supported it so far. In just four months we have managed to exceed our target of £80,000 – raising £88,220. These funds have already been out to SHUMAS and have helped to provide 1000 IDPs with:
- Shelter kits, mattresses and mosquito nets
- Water purification kits, water containers, Water and Sanitation (WASH) kits
- First Aid kits, birthing kits, baby kits and re-usable sanitary pads
- Training in first aid, traditional birthing techniques, the production of re-useable sanitary pads, water purification.
- Training in chick-rearing and vegetable growing in order to restore livelihoods and businesses.
- Training in avoidance of Gender Based Violence
- Counselling and psycho-social support
- Social cohesion and peacebuilding groups.
We have also been able to provide basic essentials for some unaccompanied adolescents who have been given school places in the francophone regions but have no books, uniforms or food.
The anglophone crisis continues to devastate the lives and livelihoods of almost a million people in the NW and SW regions – and now the Covid19 pandemic is spreading throughout Cameroon and is likely to severely affect the IDPs who are living in abject poverty in the hard-to-reach jungle and bush communities.
Although we have reached our original target for this initial emergency relief project, it is easily replicable and we would be very glad to support more IDPs in this way. However much you are able to give, we guarantee that entire amount will go directly to the help these devastated communities. We fund all our expenses ourselves.
Ian, Judith, Marianne, Nick and Stuart
Building Schools for Africa