Archive for April, 2012

Books for Cameroon Phase II was a success – thanks to YOU!

April 30th, 2012 by admin

Our most recent initiative, Phase II which brought over 21.000 French language books to mostly rural schools and communities, has just been completed – thanks to the help and support of many friends like you!

Photos are now up on Facebook of the ceremony (generously hosted by the elites of Batie) so please take a look and share your comments!


We’ve also made two short 5 minute videos where you can see clips from phase I and II. Both versions are slightly different so check them both out and let us know what you think!

youtube video en Francais:

youtube video in English:

Thanks again for all your love and encouragement, we couldn’t have done it without the support of people like you back home.

Cristina Kowarick
Peace Corps Volunteer 2010-2012
Bringing French & English books to our rural schools & communities

Cameroon Health & Education Fund (CHEF)

April 30th, 2012 by admin

Health care in Cameroon has made great strides, thanks in large measure to the dedicated efforts of the Cameroon Baptist Convention Health Services (CBCHS). Providing quality health care to all regardless of their religious beliefs, the CBCHS operates 6 hospitals at Banso, Mbingo, Mutengene, Douala, Mbem, and Banyo, , offering some of the best health care available in sub-Saharan Africa. In addition, the CBCHS operates over 70 clinics and treatment centers in six of the 10 regions of Cameroon, focusing on urgent care; pre- and post-natal services; HIV, Malaria & TB diagnosis and treatment; and a host of education and outreach programs. The CBCHS also operates the Chosen Children Program, which cares for 3,000+ orphans.

That’s where the Cameroon Health & Education Fund (CHEF) comes in. CHEF is a US non-profit organization, which channels tax-deductible gifts to improve health and education in Cameroon, mostly by supporting the CBCHS programs. As a totally volunteer organization, CHEF has no overhead or administrative costs, so 100% of every gift goes directly to Cameroon, except for credit card and wire fees. The funds are monitored and accounted for, so donors can be confident their support is serving its intended purpose.

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