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The students at the school are mostly orphaned children who have many needs. These children cannot afford to purchase school uniforms.
Goodness and Mercy Missions (GMM) is actively seeking sponsors both locally and internationally to help them obtain all that they need for a quality education, but may still lack sponsors.
Currently, there are 47 children who do not own a school uniform, 19 boys and 28 girls. A rough estimate of the cost per uniform is between 3,500 FRS ($8 USD) for girls and 4,500 FRS ($10 USD) for boys.
Bitame Lucia Nursery School serves a large number of students and it is estimated that around 13 classrooms are needed to adequately support the growing population. CAPEC has recently received a donation of 1500 Euro to support the school. This is enough to put up a very basic wooden classroom minus the blocks necessary for completion.
For this task, we are seeking information on potential funding organizations as well as prospective partners whom we might approach about partnering with CAPEC to support the construction and development of the school.
Another area that CAPEC is considering for income-generation on Bitame Lucia Nursery School grounds is poultry farming. This is again something that many villages at Nabuur have incorporated into their projects. For this task, we are seeking examples of successful poultry farming techniques and best practices. We plan to use this information to write up a basic project plan, so please summarize your findings.
The hope is that income generated from this and the other projects will support building a proper toilet and a playground to improve the school grounds.
Another income-generation activity being considered by the school is establishing a school garden to support vegetable cultivation. The school grounds have a sufficient amount of land to support this and CAPEC hopes to teach the children successful farming techniques that they can then incorporate at home.
There are multiple projects working on this very thing throughout Nabuur and online. Can you help us find good examples and draw from the experience of others? If anyone has an example project plan, we would be very grateful if you would share it with us.
Snails are a popular food in Cameroon. Bitame Lucia Nursery School is considering multiple options for incoming generation to help financial support and sustain the school.
There are multiple resources available on the Internet about snail farming, so for this task, we would like to ask volunteers to help us research this as a potential income-generation activity. If you find specific sources, please summarize the important points. We will then use this information to develop a basic project plan.
This space will be used to provide general project updates that do not fit into the tasks noted above. If you have information or resources to share and do not see a task where it fits, this is the place to put it.
Groups of women taking part in the Microcredit Program have begun to form in Kabondo, thanks to funds received through other tasks.
Learning from the experience of others is very important and can lead to successful projects. We would like to compile a list of Key Success Factors for operating a microcredit program. We are looking for learnings from other projects that can be tried in Kabondo.
This task requires researching other projects on Nabuur and elsewhere and finding out the key factors to success. Or, if you have experience running a project, then provide your insights here!
One of the basic requirements for nurses/midwifery training is a bus for practicum. With this, students can be taken other major hospitals for their practicals. We are looking for a possibility of acquiring a second hand or used bus with capacity of 50-60 seats to support us in this training. There may be institutions out there who have used but still sound and in good condition who could donate this to us. I a m inviting neighbors to discuss ways in which we can acquire a bus for our nurses training.
"Yes We Can Self-Help Group" would like to start a computer college. They have already received two computers from local friends in Kenya. They would like to obtain about 10 computers total to start the college.
Prior to receiving agricultural CD's from Ken, farmers in Busukuma were cutting grass to cover the soil so that the soil did not lose moisture which created compost as it decomposed. The farmers ended up getting good yields from their crops as you will see in the photo. Ken has instructed us that by introducing cover crops we will improve the organic nature of the soil. This involves less work than the previous method and has resulted in double the yield from crops where this method has been implemented.