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SHUMAS Cameroon is overseen by a board of highly qualified Trustees with varying professional   backgrounds and competencies in administration, community development, conflict management   and academia.   SHUMAS’ Board of Trustees (BoTs) consists of community leaders, women leaders, university   academia, religious leaders, environment specialists, developmentexperts, economic and health   professionals and representatives of SHUMAS target beneficiaries drawn from the 10 regions of   Cameroon.   The Board of Trustees oversees the organization’s work, and its ultimate corporate authority. The   Board is responsible for the oversight of SHUMAS Cameroon. It adoptsand also proposes rules, regulations, and   policies governing the organization. The Board has authority over the use of property,   development of facilities, fiscal and human resources management. The Board of Trustees   meets once a year. Board meetings allow for communication among the Trustees, Management   Team, volunteers, projects staff, etc. The Trustees’ work is captured in part in resolutions and   votes

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Integrated, participatory and holistic

Mission

For a Just One world and Sustainable Development

Vision

A society where everyone, especially the most marginalized, are empowered economically, culturally, and socially with equal opportunity to enhance their capacities to exploit their potentials to the fullest extent.
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SHUMAS has funded, constructed, and equipped more than 500 classrooms throughout Cameroon, has provided over 600 benches, 2000 chairs and ables. Provide toilets and hand washing facilities to all schools constructed.
SHUMAS has established a centre that trains leaders of farming communities and unemployed youths on sustainable (organic) agriculture and the propagation of renewable energy through two years, 10 months and short courses. Over 14000 participants have completed training at the Biofarm.
More than 130 rural and urban poor communities have been provided with  potable water and more than 70 schools and 30 heatlth centers have proper toilet blocks with hand-washing facilities attached; thanks to SHUMAS’ efforts.

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Strategic Humanitarian Services (SHUMAS) Cameroon is a   not for profit Development Non-governmental Organization with its head office located at Mile Six Nkwen, Bamenda. It was recognized in 1997 per the 1990 law of association  under authorization number 1082/E.29/IIII/VI.7/APPB. In 2013 she was recognized as a Non- Governmental Organization by the Ministry of Territorial Administration and Decentralization under decree number 00000196/A/MINATD/SG/DAP/SDLP/SONG. SHUMAS is an organisation in special consultation status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)  since 2013  and   equally a member of the NGO Committee on Social development  with the UN since the 4th of February 2016..

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My name is Nfor Dieudonne a state registered nurse working at Sop Integrated health Centre in Ndu Sub division Donga Matung division. I was privilege to be trained amid other nurses for the 2012/2013 batch of candidates under the SHUMAS scholarship program (Spreading health). After graduation I have been serving in my community since February 24th 2015. In Sop community, there were insufficient trained nurses to attain to the health needs of the community and its environs.  The lone chief of health Centre was the only trained nurse assisted by a nurse assistant.  The health services were neither effectual nor coherent. As regards the patient statistics, before SHUMAS intervention most of the inhabitant use to go to nearby hospitals to consult, they didn’t have the slightest confident in the health centre. The health centre was always without staff and it didn’t operate all day round since it was only the Chief of Centre who could consult the patients. A day where the chief of Centre was out to attend meetings at the District Centre as well as follow up of health centre issues he automatically closes the health centre. This made the indigents to look for solution to their health problems elsewhere and preferred to trek to far off health units to seek for solutions to their health problems. The rate of consultation in the centre was very discouraging. With the intercession of SHUMAS and her partners in sponsoring my training as a state registered nurse, the situation has changed tremendously. My presences in the community have changed the situation in the community and the minds of the indigenes. Consultation runs throughout the week and night shifts introduced where patients are being observed for some days before they can go home. Before SHUMAS intervention, an average of about 70 patients consulted at the centre per month which was due to the above mentioned reasons. After SHUMAS intervention, we now consults far above an average registering about 116 patients per month which has also come with its great advantages. The number of pregnant women coming to give birth has greatly increased. Each month we register not less than 20 births. I have been able to revamp the ANC, IWC and family welfare units which now function effectively. I do carry outreach programs every month in two neighboring villages namely Mbagoh and Sinna, something that was never done before. During these programs, I do carry the following activities; talk about HIV, health talks, sensitization, vaccination, the importance of hygiene and sanitation and education on infant feeding. I have been able to start a new program with diabetic and high blood patients. This program helps to bring the nurse closer to the community and also offer free advice to people who cannot afford to consult. Words alone can’t express my gratefulness to SHUMAS and partners. My presences in the community has greatly impacted the mentality of the people in the community as they come and meet at least one person in the health centre to attend to them, given my commitment at my job site and my constant availability to the patients. I can as well take care  my financial needs with the monthly stipend I end at the end of each month. The knowledge I got during my training can never be taken away. Every passing day I equally gain more experience in the field. I look forward to continue saving the lives of the people in Sop community and its environs after my 3years term of contract most have expired.
My name is Rabia Wirdzerem and I received training at the SHUMAS BIOFARM center in 2014 on sheep and pig management and there after I was given a sheep (an Eve) by SHUMAS. After sometime the sheep gave birth and I then passed on the off spring through SHUMAS to another woman in my group. Since then, I have had other 4 off springs plus the mother making it a total of 5 sheep thanks to SHUMAS. The one I passed over have had 3 off springs since then. I have been keeping these animals for almost 3 years now and have benefited enormously from their droppings. I use it to cultivate vegetables which have been doing so well. From it I have some income which I use to run my day to day activities. I have not sold any of my animals and do not intend to sale any soon as I am keeping for my child who is in Buea as his inheritance from me. My name is Che Ernest and I receive training at the SHUMAS Rehabilitation Centre in Knitting. Upon graduation I was assisted with a knitting machine and other material to setup my shop. SHUMAS has impacted my life positively as I can afford my needs and that of my family. Thanks to her I am able to assist my parents to pay the school fees of my younger ones and give my parents money to save in their meeting. I am also happy because I can provide pullovers for pupils and students in my village so instead of going to town to buy them; they place the commands at my shop. Also, staying in the dormitory helped me a lot in that I was able to do things I couldn’t do before for example I was able to use my hands, do chores faster than before. I assisted in the kitchen and also in cleaning. I also acted as the time keeper in the dormitory which instilled in me the sp sense of duty and time consciousness and being with other persons with physical challenges; we blended and worked together as a team.
Ndzerem Stephen Njodzeka Founder and Director General Mr. Stephen is a jurist, development analyst/manager,  and an environmental manager. He helped set up  SHUMAS in June 1996 and has worked for the  organization for 19 years. In addition, he is a consultant  to many local councils, church organizations, etc. He has  participated in many national and international fora,  conferences, workshops, and seminars as a participant,  guest speaker,andfacilitator in many countries. Before  establishing SHUMAS, he worked as a teacher and as a  legal advisor to many companies. He has studied at numerous institutions in  Cameroon and the United States. His major objective at the moment is to put in  place a full scale sustainability strategy for SHUMAS by 2018, so that by 2020  SHUMAS can self-fund 40% of its budget. Billian Nyuykighan Programmes Coordinator Mrs. Nyuykighan attended primary  school at Presbyterian School Nseh,  secondary school at Christ the King  College Nso, and obtained a post  graduate diploma in Community  Development and Mobilization at  ARI-Japan. She first worked as a  banker before joining development  work. She has been working for  SHUMAS for 17 years in various  positions. Ntam Gisela Berinyuy Assistant Programmes Coordinator/Human Resource Gisela has been working in SHUMAS for the past 7  years in various capacities. She has a B.Sc in  Geography and Environmental Management from  the University of Dschang, and obtained a post-  graduate diploma in Development Leadership from  the Coady International Institute at St. Francis  Xavier University, Antigonish, Canada. She has a  passion for working for people, especially changing  the lives of the underprivileged. This is her key  motivation for joining SHUMAS, whose vision falls squarely within her life's  goal. Renard Paprika  Director in Charge of Education Programs/ Environment and Water Renard holds an M.Sc and a B.Sc Hons in Geography, with a focus on Development and Environmental issues. He is happy to manage projects in SHUMAS and contribute towards the achievement of the organisation's objectives: developing people and places. He is an assiduous, witty, and focused person, always ready to take on new challenges. MEET THE TEAM
SHUMAS develops proposals and together with partners source for funds since SHUMAS is not a funding body. This procedure sometimes takes several months. All applicants must take note of this. If the funds are gotten, the selected communities are notified and given a period of about two weeks to mobilize their local contribution. The community that mobilizes her contribution first is finally selected for that project A protocol agreement is signed between SHUMAS and the community which must be endorsed by the administration, the Mayor, the Ministry concerned etc. A planning meeting is organized between SHUMAS and the Community during which a plan of action is developed for the project. When the endorsed protocol agreement is returned, the project begins and SHUMAS then purchases all the industrial materials and supplies to the project site
SHUMAS makes determined efforts to let communities know about its programs and activities through newspapers, radio programs, community briefings etc. Communities must have identified a problem which must be their felt need and apply to SHUMAS with pictures illustrating the problem. Applications are screened and a priority list is established for feasibilities based on the problem expressed and what the community has done/ is doing to solve the problem. SHUMAS carries out feasibility studies in these selected communities, during which communities are sensitized on SHUMAS´approach. After feasibility studies, SHUMAS together with partners select benefiting communities on a 100 points basis. (40% for the level of need and 60% for community participation)

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How to Support SHUMAS Programs SHUMAS Cameroon strongly believes that isolated actions cannot lead to any meaningful development in a community. That is the reason why she is focused on integrated sustainable rural development which is done by using a participatory approach which respects the following procedure:
During implementation, SHUMAS through her project officers goes to the site regularly to monitor and supervise the work.
SHUMAS expects weekly/monthly reports from communities with photos illustrating the progress of the project. After the handing over, impact assessment is done every four months to evaluate the impact of the project on the beneficiaries.
On completion, the project is handed over to the community and a final report is written and submitted to partners.

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SHUMAS Cameroon is overseen by a board of highly qualified Trustees with varying professional   backgrounds and competencies in administration, community development, conflict management   and academia.   SHUMAS’ Board of Trustees (BoTs) consists of community leaders, women leaders, university   academia, religious leaders, environment specialists, developmentexperts, economic and health   professionals and representatives of SHUMAS target beneficiaries drawn from the 10 regions of   Cameroon.   The Board of Trustees oversees the organization’s work, and its ultimate corporate authority. The   Board is responsible for the oversight of SHUMAS Cameroon. It adoptsand also proposes rules, regulations, and   policies governing the organization. The Board has authority over the use of property,   development of facilities, fiscal and human resources management. The Board of Trustees   meets once a year. Board meetings allow for communication among the Trustees, Management   Team, volunteers, projects staff, etc. The Trustees’ work is captured in part in resolutions and   votes

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SHUMAS Head Office, Mile 6 Nkwen, BP 5047, Bamenda, North West Region, Cameroon
The community is expected to ensure the security of the materials because any material stolen or misused is replaced by them.
Bruno  holds diplomas in Agro-forestry and Project management. He has also acquired numerous inhouse training in SHUMAS in the areas of development and project management, he has been working with SHUMAS for more than 16years today. Presently he is in charge of auto mobile, assistant accountant and also in the environmental department as Agro-forestry technician. He is happy working with SHUMAS and seeing the impact of SHUMAS projects in the communities and people of