Why is our school necessary?
In Cameroon, basic education is compulsory and offered for almost free in public schools, but the quality of education is relatively low because the classrooms are overcrowded. It is not unusual for a class to have more than 70 to 90 kids, all of which are being taught by a single teacher. Often, they lack qualified teachers and proper school structures (classrooms, libraries, playgrounds, water points, toilet facilities, etc.).
On the other hand, the government has allowed individuals, churches, and civic organizations to also run basic education schools. The problem lies, however, in the affordability of this kind of education. Exorbitant fees are charged in schools that offer quality basic education.
Understanding that public schools offer free but low-quality education while private schools offer quality education for a fee which is above the reach of ordinary Cameroonians, AFOSMA decided to come up with a middle position, and that is to run a private school that offers quality education free for orphans and underprivileged children and at a fee that’s less than half of what is charged by similar private schools to other kids ($234.00/year).
What are our current programs?
Under the Elementary Education program, AFOSMA currently runs “THE SEARCHLIGHT NURSERY AND PRIMARY SCHOOL MAMFE”.
Career Training to Teenage Mothers
- Computer Software
- Poultry and vegetable farming
AFOSMA, through its dedicated staff and its collaboration with the delegation of Social Affairs Mamfe, carries out a needs assessment program for children in orphanages, foster homes, and the like. The most vulnerable are provided with full assistance, which includes:
- Books and other reading materials
- Math study sets
- School bags
- And more
The identification of children needing help happens from July 20th to August 20th of each academic year.
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