Archive for July, 2006

Development Projects

July 22nd, 2006 by admin

FOC provides funding for a variety of small, grass-roots projects in Cameroon, allowing members to continue to make a positive contribution to Cameroonian development. Maga Clinic Patrons

Methods of Contributions

FOC has provided assistance to various organizations through a variety of mechanisms. Often, FOC collaborates with Peace Corps Volunteers currently working in Cameroon to identify and support viable grassroots projects. Sometimes FOC provides funding directly to the organizations with the Volunteer as the local contact person. The Peace Corps Partnership program has proven to be a useful way to funnel assistance to projects in Cameroon, particularly when the total amount requested is large. By combining resources with those of other returned Volunteer groups and other community groups in the U.S., FOC can make a contribution that might otherwise be fiscally impossible. In the past, FOC has collaborated with RPCV groups in Madison, Wisconsin and Washington, DC, as well as in Western Montana. Discussions are under-way for possible future collaborations with RPCVs for Environment and Development. Continue reading ‘Development Projects’

Cameroon Music and Politics

July 19th, 2006 by admin

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Cameroon Anglophone Francophone

July 19th, 2006 by admin

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The Work of Betty LaDuke

July 15th, 2006 by admin

pcard3sm.gifSince 1972 Betty LaDuke, a Professor of Art at Southern Oregon State College, has traveled the world in search of inspiration. During the years 1985-92 Ms. LaDuke traveled in Nigeria, Cote d’Ivoire, Cameroon, Ghana, Senegal, Mali, Egypt, Morocco, Togo and Benin. These travels, and most importantly, the lives of the women she encountered, inspired the works pictured here.

pcard6sm.gifFeminist Perspective

Ms. LaDuke’s art is strongly influenced by her feminist perspective. In a search to understand women and women artists from less industrialized nations, she explores archetypes–universal motifs which weave through her work. There is the woman in her primary biological role as the physical and spiritual nurturer of children, as expressed in her works “Spirit Mother” and “Corn-Mothers.” Continue reading ‘The Work of Betty LaDuke’

Member-Initiated Projects

July 12th, 2006 by admin

Several FOC members are working on projects in Cameroon and have requested the assistance of FOC and its membership in making them a success. Project descriptions and contact information are provided below. Get in touch with the organizers if you can help. If you or another member is working on a project, please let us know!