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!

  • Douala English School
  • Equipment for Kumba Hospital
  • Computers for Cameroonian School

Douala English School

Cecile Arquette (PC Ndikinemiki 87-89) is working to help David Tiomajou (Stage Language Coordinator 1980’s/ TEFL trainer 1995) begin his own independent English school in Douala. There is a significant demand for all levels of English education in Douala, and the British Council English Language Center, where David is currently teaching English, turns away paying customers every session because there isn’t enough space.

David helped set up the British Council English Language Center two years ago. He holds two Masters degrees and is currently working on his second Ph.D. He is saving his own money to invest in this project, which he wants to become self-sufficient quickly in order that he can begin giving scholarships to street children. He has traveled and studied outside of Cameroon, and feels the only real way to help people is to educate them so that they can help themselves. He is looking for someone with a strong knowledge of the teaching of English and, preferably, a Peace Corps background to help him get things going. If you are interested in more details, or have any knowledge of possible donor organizations, please contact either Cecile or David.

David Tiomajou
The British Council, English Language Center
Immeuble Somos, 6 Rue Drouot
B.P. 12801
Douala, Cameroon
Tel: 237-42-5145
Fax: 237-42-5170 Cecile M. Arquette
Rt. 1 Box 90E
Deming, NM 88030

Equipment for Kumba Hospital

Sam-King Etongwe (Cameroonian) has established the Etongwe B. Johnson Memorial Foundation as an international charity dedicated to the improvement of health care facilities in Cameroon. The foundation is currently seeking donations for the purpose of supplying beds, mattresses, lab equipment and incubators to Kumba Hospital. To request more information or to make a donation, please contact:

Sam-King Etongwe
Etongwe B. Johnson Memorial Foundation
P.O. Box 259
Stone Mountain, GA 30086
(770) 879-5385

Computers for Cameroonian School

Mike Jaeger (PC 89-92) is organizing a project that will take students from West Ottawa High School in Holland, Michigan to Cameroon to serve alongside Peace Corps Agro-Forestry Volunteers and to construct a computer lab at Longla Comprehensive College in Bamenda. Transportation and lodging in Cameroon have already been found for the American students. Mike is currently seeking assistance in funding airfare for the students and shipping costs for the computers.

Tax deductible contributions can be sent to:

West Ottawa Public Schools-CTEE
1024 N. 136th Ave.
Holland, Michigan 49424 USA

CTEE is a tax-exempt, charitable organization.

Mike can be contacted at the school, by e-mail or at home at 616-786-9061.