In Cameroon hundreds of girls in the North West and South West Regions have not gone to school for 2 years and several young girls who are now Internally Displaced are in need of re-integration programs and policies that will support their education in the new homes they are forced to live in. DMF has launched a Sponsor an Internally Displaced Girl to School program to ensure Girls from the North West and South West Regions can be able to go to school despite the crisis.
The armed conflict between government security forces and non-state armed groups in the English speaking part of Cameroon has triggered humanitarian needs with over 34,732 internally displaced and now seeking refuge in the towns of Limbe, Douala, Yaounde and several others (OCHA – June 2018 report). Unfortunately, current relief efforts do not target adolescent girls who suffer from lack of provision of basic needs as access to education, hygiene, shelter, food, potable water, clothing, healthcare, etc.
The Sponsor an Internally Displaced Girl to School program will provide basic necessities to adolescent girls from conflict areas of the North West and South West regions and we would work in partnership with some government free schools in the towns were they are now seeking refugee to ensure they are enrolled back into school and provide them the basic necessities and resources to help them secure their future by ensuring their education.
The funding will be used to:
1. Acquire basic Back-to-School kits (pens, pencils, books, text books, school bags)
2. Acquire uniforms and basic hygiene supplies
3. Pay tuition
4. Provide feeding support
5. Provide transportation support
6. create Girls Hub
7. Create Mini Libraries in the partner schools
8. Provide coaching and mentorship
9. Create Mini Recreational Centers