SCHOOL RETURN

SCHOOL RETURN FOR 2 500 IDP AND REFUGEES IN CAMEROON

 

 

 

 

 

SOMMARY

  1. Abstract
  2. Issue, problem, or challenge
  3. Solution to the problem
  4. Potential Long-Term Impact
  5. Project Budget

  

NGO: RESPECT Cameroun  Website: www.respectcameroon.org

Contact: Damien Noma  +237 677665027 / 698568958

Email : respectcameroon@yahoo.fr

URL : http://www.respectcameroon.org/index.php/projets-2/school-return-for-2500-idps-refugees-in-cameroon/

 

 

  1. ABSTRACT

School return for 2 500 IDP and refugees in Cameroon, kind of informal and formal education, plans to fight again drop oup of school among out camp refugees and IDP[1]s in three different sites. then to solve in a significant way the problems posed in communities where there are war in Cameroon. Because, according to UNICEF, half of refugees children out camp are victims of drop out to school in the country. The project, implemented in two regions (East, South West), hold by Respect Cameroon, a local organization that has a proven track record in humanitarian regions will contribute to:

  • Mobilize and sensitize communities on the right to education and the return of students to school
  • Organize at least 3 capacities bulding sessions for teachers for emergency education
  • Create an identification of students gaps local system from refugees houses in emergency context
  • Offer upgrade courses with collaboration of Basic Education Ministry
  • Ensure target population with heath, lunch and non pedagogic activities when in our school for at least 2500 children
  • Build at least three water points where the project
  • Pay insurance[2] for those 25 00 children during the project
  • Follow up and growing up students in formal education system

This project uses pedagogical and social welfare approaches that resolves a clearly identified problem of school drop-out and deprivation of educational opportunities for 2500 children during two years.  The general methodology is multisector team actions (social, pedagogic, health) for better Education. Social workers will follow socially the target populations, teachers, after having their capacities build on emergency education, will train at least 2500 children and volunteers will be in the communities to sensitize at least 10 000 peoples to send their children in school.

 

BENEFICIARES

Direct Beneficiares :

-1250 primary boys students (internaly displaced, refugees and host 3 to 14 years) in target area

 -1250 primary girls students

Indirects beneficiares :

-15 000 internal displaces families, refugees and host community

Localities

  • Keite in Kadei, Eastern region of Cameroon
  • Mandjou in Lom-et-Djerem, Eastern region of Cameroon
  • Mamfe in Manyu, South West region of Cameroon

 

  1. ISSUE, PROBLEM OR CHALLENGE

This project will be implemented in the Eastern and South West regions of Cameroon. IDPs, refugees and host communities are the ultimate beneficiaries. This is in line with the guidelines of the country humanitarian team for whom: “A balanced and adapted response to all vulnerable persons (refugees, displaced persons, host and local communities) is crucial to avoid tensions between beneficiaries. South West of Cameroon is political war. In this context of deterioration of the humanitarian situation, due to the ongoing socio-political crisis and population movement to neighboring Nigeria or to the interior of Cameroon, children, women are in an unconfortable situation. Six hundreds children of this region are victims of drop out. Among the urgent needs identified by the different missions figure education.  In the Lom-et-Djerem, the Kadei and Mandjou in the Eastern region of Cameroon with more than twenty five thousands of refugees during the past few years. The clear majority of these refugees fled Central African Republic, where a brutal civil war has raged since 2012. Many students do not yet speak French and are years behind in their studies due to the war in CAR and forced migration of their families.  For many families in regions in crisis, education is not a priority, so if the project is no longer available as a free resource, their children will not attend school. This is especially true for young refugee girls.

  1. SOLUTION TO THE PROBLEM

The project intends to prepare at least 2500 children who have dropped out of school for several months to return to school. This activity will include an important protection component on the aspect related to the sensitization of the local actors and the authorities to reassure and ensure the safety of the children.

This project is also designed to meet IDP, refugee and host communities students where they are when they arrive. It offers three primary school achievement levels to students, who age from 3 to 14 years old. The curriculum is bilingual (French and English) and accelerated to help students progress quickly. The families of these students do not have money to spend on school supplies, uniforms, or tuition, which is we does not ask parents to pay for their students’ attendance. The student advances through the levels, and once finishing the upper level, receives an exit orientation, including a consultation with parents about school options. The student is then placed in a Cameroon school.

Teachers will take part in a week-long training before the start of the school year on addressing specific needs of refugee students. This will include seminars on the use of new teaching materials based on class level, including training on ICT academic benefits.

Morover, it will be necessary to set up volunteers teams to mobilize, sensitize and identify children who have not fully or partially completed the year or the previous school years. Then, trained educators will accompany the tutoring to evaluate level and propose to return to formal school. Finally, school placements will be done with the material and didactic support necessary for all children admitted.

  1. Potential Long-Term Impact

At the end of the 24 months of the project, the indicators will be as follows:

  • 2 500 school kits were distributed in the project areas
  • 10 000 men, women (parents 18-55 years) and the elderly (56-89 years) have been sensitized on the well-founded of the school
  • 2 500 school-aged children (5-15 years) have joined the formal education system of which 50% are young girls
  • 2 500 IDP,refugees and primary school host communities have integrated formal education and seen their failure reinstated
  • 2 500 IDP,refugees and primary school host communities have incorporated the values of ordinary school
  • 2 500 children out of school in targeted areas are detected and referred to recycling centers
  • 2 500 out-of-school children refugees and displaced people are in the process of non-formal education
  • 2 000 recruted children have joined the ordinary school
  • 2 500 vulnerable children in the primary cycle benefited from school kits on back to school
  • 1 500 families at least have been relieved by RESPECT CAMEROUN
  • By the end of the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 school years, at least 2 000 IDP and refugee students will graduate from the program to assimilate into the Cameroon school system.
  • 2 water points were completely built

 

  1. PROJECT BUDGET

MONTANT ($)

 

DESCRIPTION
Human ressources

31 900$

There are 06 teachers who worked for 18 months(2 school years), 4 Administrative staffs (national coordinator, a program officer, an accounting and a field supervisor) who work on full time, 3 Animators, 3 Social workers, 3 security staff and 1 M&E
School materials and social kits

36 500$

It is a package of tools like books, rulers, backs, pens, materials of healthy, a small lunch, clothes, shoes, material of sports and any other uniforms, for at least 2500 children. The project will also need electronics, computers for informatic.
Rent

7 384$

 

The project has room on one site(Mandjou). For the 2 other site, rooms will be rent in 24 month (Keite, and Mamfe)
Energy

13 108$

 

Build Water point in the 3 site to be used by our main target group and the whole communities is capital. Then, paid electricity bill every month during 2 years.
Assurance

1667$

Insurance is very important for any project in Education system in Cameroon. 2 500 students are insured. They have access to proper sanitation if there is an accident.
Communication

1538$

We will have Posters, T-shirts, Flyers, plates, etc…for the visibility, our website, page facebook and others.
Reporting

4000$

Monthly reporting

Weekly reportin

CUMUL  96 097$

 

 

1 $ = 650 FCFA

 

 

Primary Photo and Photo Gallery

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[1] Internal Displaced persons

[2] Insurance is not automatic for nobody in Cameroon. That is why it is important to pay them insurance policy in case there is an accident during the classes