RCESD in Action

One of the most powerful tools for the social and economic progress of a country is quality education. Education brings with it equality among people. Unfortunately, most underprivileged children worldwide and in Africa  and Cameroon especially, lack the means to basic education because of extra cost (school fees – private schools, cost of uniforms and badges, transportation cost, feeding, and learning materials like textbooks, exercise books, pens and pencils) attached to schooling.

This program springs from an understanding of education as the foundation for sustainable success in individual endeavours, environmental and developmental sustainability.

 

Research has justified that poverty and bureaucratic upheavals among other variables like, insufficient staff capacity, lack of up to date studying materials and equipment and poor learning environments, go a long way towards affecting the learning process of learners in Cameroon which in turn negatively affects the learning output and learning outcomes in Cameroon.

 

This programme sets out to identify schools in dire need for aid. Such institutions will be visited and experts investigate on their problems and propose novel solutions. For the schools understudy, the most pressing need range from material, service and financial.

Materials: Upon investigation, this programme sets out to support schools with materials like computers, textbooks, notebooks, writing materials, desks, sports equipments, infrastructures like classrooms, toilets and portable water.

Services: The programme aims to secure volunteer staffs to schools. One target group of interest is the special needs of students. It is our plan to secure special needs for teachers who could help these special groups of students learn and become great people rather than see them drop out as it is, in most cases. Transportation services to and from school have also been identified as an essential need that could go a long way to enhance a good learning environment.

Finance: Financial aid ranges from scholarship to students for performance and to the neediest. Finances shall also be geared towards hiring staffs into some schools that do not have enough staffs.

In all, our vision is to ensure education for all in Cameroon and to use education as an empowering tool for development. This is motivated by the fact that most of the environmental challenges in Cameroon are caused by unsustainable exploitation of natural resources by school drop-out and local farmers who have no capacity in sustainable farming approaches. In addition, local forest management committees do have the required capacity to fight illegal exploration of natural resources from intruders.  Enabling quality education for the underprivileged will go a long way to add to the capacity needed for a sustainable environment.