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School Construction Helper School Construction Helper Bertoua, Cameroon Hope Foundation NGO | Hope Foundation
This program involves the construction of a school and training center in Bertoua, Cameroon. We need volunteers to help complete phase two of the building works.
Campaign Supporter Bertoua, Cameroon Hope Foundation NGO | Hope Foundation
Hope Foundation Cameroon is looking for excited and motivated volunteers to facilitate our education campaign programs for children and families in Cameroon.

Project Details

Hope Foundation is both a Cameroonian and German registered NGO, involved in humanitarian work in Cameroon and awareness raising projects in Germany

Since its founding in 2001, Hope Foundation has been concerned with addressing issues of poverty, health and social work in rural areas of Africa. We hope for the betterment of people, communities and groups where self-help, intelligence, love and creativity bring a positive change. Our primary goal is the promotion of community development and the alleviation of poverty in rural and impoverished areas of Cameroon. A number of awareness and cultural projects are also carried out within Germany. 

Situated in West Central Africa, Cameroon is rich in geographical and cultural diversity. The population is almost evenly divided between urban and rural dwellers. Comparatively, Cameroonians enjoy relatively high political and social stability. Nevertheless, large numbers of Cameroonians still live in poverty as subsistence farmers. In 2001, unemployment was estimated to be around 30%, and in 2009, it was estimated that about a third of the population was living below the international poverty threshold of US$1.25 a day.

Our goals include;

  1. Ensuring the access to education on healthcare and basic human rights to individuals in Africa and Europe.
  2. Promoting intercultural understanding and civic initiatives
  3. Supporting underprivileged groups and communities with food, clothing, education and shelter 
  4. Developing food security and implementing modern agricultural methods
  5. Organizing volunteer work camps and internships where local and international recruits engage in community projects. 
Volunteers can choose to participate in either our short-term or long-term projects. Short-term projects can last from one to three months, while long-term projects can last up to a year. No special skills, previous experience, or knowledge is required. However, we do emphasize that volunteers should bring a high level of motivation and a strong desire to learn to both the organization and the projects they participate in. This being said, Hope Foundation has a strong commitment to sustainability, especially in our volunteering programs. This is not a vacation, and this is definitely not tourism. Volunteers are expected to adhere to our standards of professionalism and work ethic during their stay with us. Our volunteers deserve to know that their work is valued and appreciated within the community and that they are truly making a difference. 

Hope Foundation is primarily involved in humanitarian activities aimed at improving the standards of living for underprivileged Cameroonians. Our aid projects span across various fields including education, health, water and sanitation, child care, human rights, environment, women's empowerment as well as providing assistance to discriminated and disadvantaged community groups such as people with disabilities, street children, and orphans. 

The main focus of the project is on
NPO Status
Yes, registered non-profit organization
Foundation Year
2002
Contact Person
Gerald Fonkenmun Bobga
Gerald Fonkenmun Bobga
Spoken Languages
English

Social Impact

Our Work

Youth Education and Training
Providing basic education and training opportunities to children and adolescents of local communities to alleviate poverty and unemployment. Material and monetary support is also given to schools in the form of scholarships, books, computers and uniforms. Under our project, Rising Education, we have made considerable progress in our goal of constructing a school/training center in Bertoua, Cameroon. 

Healthcare Education and Prevention
Creating awareness and sensitization campaigns in rural centers focused on basic healthcare, family planning, sex education, immunization, vaccination and sanitation.

Helping the Disadvantaged
Supporting orphans, people with disabilities and street children with food, shoes, clothing, education and shelter.

Human Rights
Initiating, organizing and implementing human rights programs and workshops that promote and protect the rights of those living in rural areas, heightening their sense of civic responsibility and enhancing community leadership.

Food Security and Modern Agriculture
Promoting food security and modern agriculture in rural areas through initiatives in gardening, animal husbandry and poultry breeding.

Volunteering Programs
Organizing volunteer and work camp programs where local and international individuals and groups join hands and skills with the local population to foster developmental activities.

Cultural Awareness
Educating and creating greater cultural awareness of developing countries such as Cameroon. Through our project, Bridging Cultures, we work to expose local students in Berlin to new cultures and ideas. Pupils also have the opportunity to look more into the Millennium Development Goals and see how these goals are gradually being implemented in the various continents. 

Pursued Sustainable Development Goals
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