The Centre for
Reconstruction and Development (CREDEV) will be fundraising to improve
schooling conditions for poor children in rural Cameroon with GLOBALGIVING from
01 to 30 September 2010.First to start
with, may you permit me to introduce this organization to you in brief?The Centre for Reconstruction and Development
is an NGO (non-profit) registered in Bamenda – Cameroon as an equivalent of
501(c)(3) organization abroad in 2004 .CREDEV is an autonomous civil society organisation, whose purpose is
development, charitable and organised to advance sustainable social change in
disadvantaged and poor communities in the society.We are an affiliate or member of the United
Nations Volunteering Service and CIVICUS: World Alliance for citizen
participation, just to name a few.We
are inviting you to sponsor the cause of these children in Mbaw Plain, a remote
community with very poor access to education.
There are a
several reasons I want you to participate in this fundraising SEPTEMEBER OPEN
CHALLENGE organised for us by GLOBALGIVING amongst which are:
inability to read or write at school.
lack of learning basic needs such as textbooks holds back the child’s mental
development.Majority of these children
who go through primary school have never owned a textbook in their life.A child has to learn how to read on its own
also at home and do assignments.
of the community.
communities far off at borders with another country are worst off.Access to bookshops or even used textbooks is
limited to townships.Some parents hold
back their children from going to school particularly girls that we will change
of qualified teaching staff.
location schools lack adequate and qualified staff to teach with a
pupil/teacher ratio of 300/1.90% of the
teaching staff does not possess O-Level GCE or teachers training certificate;
they are first school leaving certificate holders.These teachers are recruited by the PTA,
which is only able to pay them stipends for lack of enough resources from the
lack of enough classrooms force teachers to combine or jam some classes in one
room.Some full cycle primary schools
are operating in sheds for years for lack of permanent buildings.The PTA is unable to mobilise resources to
build modern classrooms because parents are poor peasant.
illiteracy in community
than 30 percent of the community indigenes are able to read or write.Even those who have gone through primary
school have this difficulty because they were aided or just managed to
pass.Very few advance their education
through secondary school successfully because of the poor elementary
of permanent donor support
do not have a permanent donor and rely only on membership fee and
honoraria.If we had a source of income
we will fund our projects with little external support.That is why you are requested to support the
poor PTAs of this community who we cannot help themselves from nothing.
future educational plan
is a pilot project that prepares children to be able to cope with education at
post-primary level.What will be next is
the setting up of a technical training centre to train youths in crafts to be
self-employed anywhere they go.Skilled
craft technicians are few in the society let alone the community due to lack of
competent technical schools.
requires us to raise a minimum of $4000.00 from at least 50 donors during this
fundraising September Open Challenge in other to maintain us as a partner in
their database.International online
fundraising is extremely new to us as we are only used to other methods and how
to be successful in 30 days is our greatest challenge.That is why we have gone open inviting the
public to generously support us rather than to individuals which we do not
know.What I can guarantee you as my
donor is that your dollar will be well spent specifically for the cause.The full project proposal can be downloaded
for details from GLOBALGIVING fundraising website below, where monitoring and
reporting procedures are found.Kindly
tell a friend, a family member, your colleagues, everywhere you meet to adhere
to this cause for children.I am
requesting you to donate and change the schooling life of just one poor child
by making the world a better place for them at www.globalgiving.org/6283.
I want to thank
you very much in advance for your support.