Since 2016, the regions of North-West and South-West Cameroon have been facing continual violence. According to UNICEF, over 300,000 school-age children in Cameroon have been displaced as their families seek refuge in places that they hope are a little safer. Armed groups in control of the region have had a no-schools policy, so 80% of children have been denied schooling over a number of years. The goal of this project is to equip teachers, parents and guardians of these children to help them deal with the trauma, and return to normal life and education.
SIL Cameroon is the agency that has developed this project.
We are now in the third and final year. Good progress has been made in training teachers and in interaction with traumatised students. In this final year the major efforts will be concentrated on train-the-trainer sessions with teachers, so that the impact can be as wide as possible, as well as negotiating with government authorities for them to copy the program and use it across the country. If this occurs it will be a wonderful outcome.
Please help the program instigators to continue the good work that has been done and finish this program strongly.
If we receive extra funds, this will go towards next year’s target.