Underprivileged families support
ACPE supports efforts to improve living conditions for poor families in Cameroon by sponsoring micro projects like constructing new classrooms supplying benches and clean water.
Here, Members of ACPE show their support to underprivileged women and children in Cameroon. Via their donations cash and kind. The group continues have assisted remarkably in the construction of the MCEHF center in Cameroon.
The Cameroonian Association of Philadelphia provided partial funding in 2016 to a project to build classrooms in a Bilingual Junior High School in Ndento, a village in the West Region of Cameroon.
This noble idea was born from a wish dear to the late Bernard Ladem (Bernie) who initiated the administrative procedures with the local authorities (Fongo Tongo subdivision). Unfortunately, he was not able to bring his vision to life himself. However, those procedures were approved the week of his untimely passing. Since then, his family took over the execution of his idea. His father even offered his house that Bernie had built for him to be used as a classroom for local children until the new school is built. The village’s cultural home was also being used as a classroom at that moment. The family wanted to go one step further and build a classroom in his honor, because it was his dream to see the children of his village receive an education that can be the key for a better future. The project was submitted and approved by the Cameroonian Association of Greater Philadelphia.
The desire to support this project came from the strong and sad reality that local children had to cover 22 miles to get to the nearest school and the fact that it was in line with our mission and values. The local community came together to build the school and the Cameroonian Association of Greater Philadelphia was honored to be part of that endeavor by raising about $US5,000.
This project helps pushing the education for the future generation