The Biofarm Renewal Energy Vocational Rehabilitation Water and Sanitation Awards
About Us 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 organization 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.   SHUMAS focuses on Integrated Sustainable Rural Development with the aim to   improve lives, reduce poverty and empower people to realize the fullest of their potentials without limiting posterity from meeting theirs.  To achieve this, SHUMAS has 8 programs that propel her to reach this goal, these include inter alia: Since its creation, SHUMAS has had incredible success improving lives across Cameroon on all our axes of intervention. Education:  SHUMAS has funded, constructed, and equipped more than 700 classrooms throughout Cameroon, 6000 benches, 2000 chairs and tables, provided toilets and hand washing facilities in most of the schools constructed. SHUMAS assisted with the establishment of school environmental programs in more than 150 schools. SHUMAS also supports approximately 100 underprivileged children (who without this scholarship will stay back at home) at all levels of school each year with scholarships Health: SHUMAS has refurbished and equipped more than 60 health centers in poor rural communities, sponsored the training of 52 state-registered nurses and nurse assistants for 52 enclaved rural health centers, collaborated with UNICEF and Ministry of Public Health (MINSANTE) to improve routine and supplementary vaccination coverage in the West and North-West Regions. SHUMAS is playing for MINSANTE a interface role in coordinating activities of associations working in the health domain in the North West Region Water and Sanitation: More than 130 rural communities have been provided with potable water and more than 70 schools have proper toilet blocks with hand-washing facilities attached thanks to SHUMAS’ efforts. Agriculture: SHUMAS has established a training centre for promoting and training of poor peasant farmers and out of school unemployed youth on sustainable agricultural techniques and four renewable energy sources (wind turbines, solar panels, hydroelectricity, and biogas), through two years, 10 months and short courses. More than 14000 participants from poor peasant communities have benefited from trainings at the SHUMAS Integrated Organic, Farming, Training and Demonstration Centre (Biofarm).  We are partnering with German universities to promote urban agriculture through a research project on urban and peri- urban agriculture. The organization also assists farming groups through training, and support with farm tools, post-harvest and energy serving devices. Social Welfare: SHUMAS has put in place a vocational rehabilitation centre to train people with special needs on 7 different income-generating trades and assists graduates with material and equipment to set up their workshops; more than 50 individuals have received training and have been assisted with startup materials to set up their workshops Environment: Through her Renewable Energy Centre, SHUMAS is training interested persons on four renewable forms of energy (Solar, Wind, Hydro and Biogas energy). We   have replaced 1 million eucalyptus trees with 1.5 million environmentally-friendly trees and planted 400,000 neem trees in the Sahel region.  SHUMAS have also planted 1.8 million watersheds and agro forestry trees in water catchments and farmlands. We inculcate values of environmental management in pupils and students by setting up school environmental Programs. Volunteering: SHUMAS has given opportunities to over 250 international and 500 national volunteers to enhance their skills in development work, leadership responsibility and multitasking. If you would like to contribute to the continued success of SHUMAS programming, you can contact us at to discuss how partner, volunteer or contribute to SHUMAS work. Our 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. Our mission For a Just One world and Sustainable Development Approach Integrated, participatory and holistic Integrated SHUMAS has 8 axes of intervention which are inter-related though independent of each other. For example, when SHUMAS constructs a school, she ensures proper hygiene through the provision of toilets and hand washing facilities, sets up a school environmental program, provide potable water to the schools and micro credits to women groups in that community Participatory SHUMAS adopts a participatory approach to realize her vision by involving communities at all levels of the project from conception to its implementation and completion so that at the end they can feel like owners of the project, take better care of the project and gain stills to execute similar projects in their communities
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Holistic SHUMAS believes that meaningful development can only be achieved through an integrated sustainable development approach. In this way, a couple of needs in a community are tackled simultaneously to create a relatively greater impact. For instance, SHUMAS selects one or two community to show case her holistic approach whereby a series of projects under different axes of intervention are provided to that community. Partners Contact P.O. Box 5047, Mile 6 Nkwen, Bamenda, North West Region, Cameroon Website: Email: Tel: (+237) 677 75 56 30 /698 671 906 News Visit our blog
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Handing over school Infrastructure by the Director
Solar Fridge for Health Centers
Installation of Wine Turbine