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Community Based Organization

Organization Location: 
Buea
Cameroon
Nest of Hope Cameroon
  • Buea, Cameroon
Languages:
English, French
Organization Description
We are a group of community rural women in Buea and in other rural areas of Cameroon. We decided to come together and finally wrote down problems we face like lack of capital, lack of social amenities, lack of water, electricity, health, poor education, poor infrastructures and marginalization due to tradition and culture.

Thus, we started combining our efforts to support ourselves and our communities. The idea of working in solidarity was stated by me Mrs Ndikum Helen the President which led to the creation of a small group of women. With about seven willing participants, we came up with the idea of creating the non-governmental organization called Nest of Hope Cameroon

So, Nest of Hope is a group of dynamic and dedicated women and youth not for profit making community based organisation that enhances well-being and health of the poor and underprivileged in our rural communities of Cameroon with head office in Buea Cameroon. Nest of Hope was created in 2006, but the organisation obtained its legal status in the year 2009 with Registration No:46/G.37/D.14/I/Vol.T/T/BAPP.

Our vision is to advance the development our villages and securing improvements in health and living conditions of marginalized women and children in our community.
Our mission or goal is "Empowering Young Women to take up challenges and effect change in their own environment" ie enhance opportunities for low-income women and children in Cameroon.

Nest of Hope has a group of permanently dedicated and of about 25 committed members who mostly volunteer their time, energy and skills for the proper and smooth running of the association. We also depend on volunteers from all over the world who, for a short or long term dedicate their time and skills for our cause. The Internal organization is composed of a General Assembly, an Executive Board, and a supervisory and Monitoring Commission (SMC). Nest of Hope Cameroon is led by an Executive Council comprising an Executive Director who works in close collaboration with an Administrative Assistant, General Secretary, a Treasurer, Financial Secretary, and Communication Manager. A Board of Directors provides overall guidance The Board is made up of 9 members 6 women and 3 men.

We accomplish this our aim through four main areas, improving the health of the poor and helping them with life saving health information , enabling orphans and less priviledged children have go to school, provision of buisness loans especially to women to help them break the cycle of poverty and become self-reliant, skill development and job creation.

Objectives
The one and only goal of Nest of Hope is to work and raise the standard of living of the rural population of Cameroon.

Other Objectives
- To improve the health of the underprivileged - To give the poor and underprivileged a chance to be educated
- Bridge the digital divide (ICT (Information communications Technologies) training and access)
- Help needy communities ( bring clean water, solar energy where needed)
- Promoting Entrepreneurship amongst young people, especially out of school youth, through training workshop and action planning leading to the development of small scale income generation activities such as market gardening, pig rearing and poultry farming
- To fight poverty and unemployment (provide low-interest loans to women especially and equip unemployed and underprivileged youths with marketable IT skills to help them self reliant).

Why women
Women and girls still face significant barriers in developing countries—for example, only 60 percent of young women are literate, versus 80 percent of young men. Too often, women have fewer economic assets than men, including land, capital, credit and marketable skills. They also have less access to education and health services. These disparities may result from legislation law or bad traditional practice or both.

Women are not only acting as a primarily obedient daughters, wives and mothers in the society, but also they are acting as Women entrepreneurs in the modern society to make themselves independent and support family in the economic background and to keep social prestige.
Causes
Childcare / Children, Education, Women
Skills Needed
Education Management, Community development, Healthcare, Sewing, Agriculture, Childcare, Administration, Computer skills, sports men and women
Accommodation
Accommodation Provided - Minimum Stay: 1 month
Average Cost per Week ($USD)
$90 per week
Estimate only - contact this Organization for actual costs to Volunteer
  • 3 Meals per Day
  • Homestay
  • Airport Pickup and Drop Off

Costs do not include Flights, Visas, Vaccinations, Insurance, Spending Money, Pre-Departure-Orientation, 2-Meals-per-Day, 1-Meal-per-Day, Volunteer-Hostel, Local-Transport, Internet
Manager
Helen Nalova Tonga
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