Two of HINT’s UK supporters, Michael and Margaret Astbury who recently visited Cameroon have organized a Coffee evening to raise funds for our Community Library Project here in Buea. About 80% of children in primary schools in Cameroon have 20% of the required text books while only about 20% have about 70% of the required text books. With this condition, learning for the children and teaching for the teachers become difficult. We have been trying to help this situation by buying books for about 50 children for the past 2 years.
Based on a research conducted by Heather Talbot (currently volunteering for HINT) we have decided to set up a library to help provide textbooks to school children in Cameroon. We will buy and stock a large database of the books the children need and give out the books to them at the beginning of each school year. They will use and return to the library for other children to use and the cycle goes on and on.
Each child needs approximately 8-10 textbooks and each costs averagely US$ 7 (GBP 3.6). The project will be formally launched in September 2007 when schools re-open in Cameroon.
About US $ 578.8 (GBP 308) has now been raised so far for this project. However, we need US $ 13,875.53 (GBP 7,191.63) to be able to set up a library with 2000 books to serve about 300 children in the 3 pilot schools we are working with. This is a very exciting and innovative program and we are inviting you to invest in a child’s life today. The fulfillment of this project means that parents can save more money for children’s’ health, nutrition, etc…
You can contact Mike and Margaret through the Quay Church website to join them in supporting childrens’ education in Africa.
donate one or more books today to change a child’s life.