MTN Foundation delivers back to school support for children in Cameroon
MTN Foundation is once again delivering back-to-school support for underprivileged children in the ten regions of Cameroon. The #Back2skoul caravan was in motion on 5 September, with its first stopover at an orphanage in the Lendi neighbourhood of Douala.
Friends of the MTN Foundation handed over school kits including bags, exercise books and pens. This donation also comprises scholarships for the best students of the orphanage, a mini library equipped with curriculum books and protection equipment such as umbrellas and overcoats.
The caravan will deliver the same kits to children at ten other orphanages and social care centres in the next few days, as part of MTN Foundation’s efforts to support access for all to quality education. To improve the impact of this initiative, MTN Foundation has revised its approach by reducing the number of beneficiaries and increasing the envelope allocated to support each child.
This new approach has enabled care for 3,048 children during the last academic year with a global success rate of over 70%. The excellent results of three of these social care structures are to be noted: “Orphelinat Manodacha” in the West region, “Centre d'Accueil des Enfants en Detresse de Marie Claude Nlate” in the South region and Garden for Education and Healing Orphanage in the North-West region scored a success rate of 100%, 96% and 92% respectively.
MTN Foundation’s excellence-oriented approach will also see Friends of the MTN Foundation becoming more involved in the daily activities of these children through free-will donations and the provision of extra classes in future.
Since the launch of the #Back2Skoul caravan in 2014, MTN Foundation has already supported over 15,000 vulnerable children throughout the 10 regions of the country.