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 For a Just One world and Sustainable Development
Primary Problem Primary and secondary education is nominally free in government-run institutions in Cameroon, but the burden of providing adequate learning infrastructure and sufficient teaching staff falls predominantly on parents and communities especially rural and urban poor communities. As a result, many of these communities have inadequate school infrastructure and dilapidated structures, insufficient/unequipped classrooms, insufficient trained teachers, and lack of water and sanitation in schools. This leads to overcrowded classrooms, poor performance among pupils, high dropout rates, and a risky learning environment. Objective: To contribute towards an inclusive and equitable quality education that promote lifelong learning opportunities for all, through the construction, rehabilitation, and equipping of dilapidated educational structures and the provision of scholarships to underprivileged children. How it happens: improving school infrastructure in rural and poor urban communities through the construction of classrooms, rehabilitation and equipping of dilapidated structures and the construction of modern toilet blocks and stores iProviding scholarships to underprivileged children (who without these scholarships will stay at home).at the nursery, primary and higher education levels Inculcating values of environmental management in pupils and students through practical training on organic farming and tree planting techniques and setting up school environment Programs Improving water and hygiene situations in schools by providing potable water to schools, construction of toilet blocks with hand washing facilities and provision of drinking pails to schools Achievements: SHUMAS has constructed and rehabilitated over 700 classrooms since 2003 and equipped them with over 6000 benches, 2000 teacher’s tables and chairsin all 10 regions of Cameroon. Over 500 pupils and students at all levels have benefited from the SHUMAS scholarship program SHUMAS has provided potable water and constructed toilet blocks with hand washing facilities to more than 150 schools More than 80 school have benefited from the School Environmental project Challenges: SHUMAS receives far more applications than it has the resources to support. Future plans: SHUMAS hopes to expand its capacity and funding so that it can address more of the applications it receives.