Archive for May, 2010

Secretary Clinton Notes Peace Corps Volunteer Service in Cameroon in Statement Marking Cameroon’s 50th Anniversary of Independence

May 20th, 2010 by bobebill

http://www.state.gov/secretary/rm/2010/05/142016.htm

Cameroon’s 50th Anniversary of Independence
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
May 19, 2010
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On behalf of President Obama and the American people, I congratulate the people of Cameroon as you celebrate your fiftieth anniversary of independence on May 20. This is an opportunity to salute the people of Cameroon’s many accomplishments. Our two nations share a broad partnership that reflects a long history of friendship and engagement.

The United States remains committed to working with the Cameroonian Government as it seeks to strengthen democracy, governance, and rule of law. The ties between our countries are also strengthened by our ongoing military and security cooperation. We commend Cameroon for its support of the UN Mission in Haiti, MINUSTAH, and for its vital role in addressing regional maritime security threats as part of the Economic Community for Central African States. We commend Cameroon’s cooperation with Nigeria and the historic steps to demark the Cameroon-Nigeria border.

As the single largest investor in Cameroon, the United States values our economic partnership that has fostered investment and created new jobs and opportunities for both Cameroonians and Americans.

Cameroon has warmly welcomed our Peace Corps volunteers for nearly forty-nine years. We are proud of the more than 3,000 Americans who have partnered with the people of Cameroon to improve the quality of their lives by building cultural bridges, and strengthening capacity and development.

On this historic occasion, I offer the best wishes of the American people for a safe and joyous Fiftieth Anniversary, and I reaffirm the commitment of the United States to our enduring friendship.

Requesting for Books to Oroko School Children

May 6th, 2010 by admin

Oroko Cultural Association is a not-for-profit/tax exempt organization as defined by IRS Code 501(c) (3). Oroko is a tribe located in Ndian and part of Meme Divisions of Southwest Cameroon Region in West Africa. With the assistance of sponsors, we provide assist to Oroko children living in the villages, through “Sponsor an Oroko Child Project”. This project caters for the interests, growth, and development of all Oroko children living in the villages, attending Primary and Secondary Schools. It provides financial assistance to Oroko children motivating them to reach their full potential. Please see our website www.angelsfororokochildren.org for more details.

However, these students (from 5yrs to 17years) leave schools each day deprived of critical tool for their success: TEXTBOOKS. Due to the extreme hunger and poverty in these areas, parents can not afford textbooks for their children. As a result, children are forced to attend school without reading materials.

We receive our funding from generous and sympathetic people like you and also from companies like yours. Will you help us meet our goal of placing a textbook in each student’s hand? Please send your donation to the address above with the check payable to Oroko Cultural Association, Inc. and the purpose for (always written on the bottom left of your check) should be “Textbooks for Oroko Students.”

On the other hand, please collect all your books from K-12, magazines, periodicals with only curriculum content and send them to the address above. Or please call the above number or send an email to the above email address to arrange for a pick up. The value of the school supplies and postal cost will be sent to you for tax purpose. We will recognize your gift with labels on each school supplies that will tell all our students that it was you who invested in their academic success. In addition, your name or your company’s name and logo will be added to our website as our sponsor. Your gift of school supplies will have significant impact on their abilities to maintain their studies and successfully graduate.

Thank you for partnering with our students

Sincerely,
Mercy Mabian
President
Oroko Cultural Association, Inc
Email: mmabian @ yahoo.com
Website: www.angelsfororokochildren.org
Website: www.orokousa.org