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Diasporian News of Monday, 21 April 2014

Source: Cameroon Tribune

UK Volunteers Boost GHS Nkar Infrastructure


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“Building Schools for Africa” was hailed for new GHS Nkar classrooms, benches and school garden.

From far away United Kingdom, the volunteer group, “Building Schools for Africa” have been has been hailed in Bui-division for contributing money, sacrificing their holidays, time and travelling to Cameroon to physically participate in the construction of three new classrooms, an office, a store and staff room for GHS Nkar, Jakiri Sub-division.

Their role was also crucial in the construction of a three-room toilet block, a school wash basin while they offered 45 benches, three tables, chairs, drinking pails and established a school garden to enhance sustainable environmental values in GHS Nkar. The “Building Schools for Africa” team was in in Nkar recently to cheer the handing over of the facilities alongside their Cameroonian partners, Strategic Humanitarian Services (SHUMAS).

It was against this backdrop that the Director of SHUMAS, Ndzerem Stephen Njodzeka hailed the UK Volunteers for financing the projects under SHUMAS’ education programme. He saluted the government for a conducive and an enabling environment for NGOs to operate partnerships that contribute to the development of the fatherland, Cameroon.

Ndzerem Stephen told the beneficiary community of Nkar that SHUMAS targets rural communities and the urban poor for assistance in their conviction that integrated rural development better impacts on communities.

On his part, the Mayor of Jakiri council, Jaff Romanus, the Divisional Delegate of Secondary Education for Bui , GHS Nkar’s PTA chairman all hailed SHUMAS and their UK volunteers for the projects which provided spacious classrooms, benches and modern toilets to enhance learning and teaching as well as solve problems of overcrowding in classrooms and improve on the sanitation situation of the nine-year-old, GHS Nkar.

The “Building Schools for Africa” volunteers also take credit for financial contributions that helped SHUMAS to construct more classrooms and offices, toilets and offered benches, school bands and established school gardens in other Bui institutions such as GHS Kiyan, CBC Kichy, C.S. Rifem and GTC Kitiwum.

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