WHAT WE DO
For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future. -Jeremiah 29:11
Leaving school without completing (drop out), is a very serious problem suffered by children and young adults in Cameroon. Our goal is to assist orphaned, disabled and struggling family youths continue their education. We equip our beneficiaries with school Uniform, fees, Books, writing materials and other school supplies. The more we can adequately prepare our children for the school year and get them fully engaged on time, the more successful our community will become.
HOME FOR BABIES
See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I tell you that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father in heaven -Matthew 18:10
Under this program, we focus on enhancing the nourishment, Hygiene and sanitation, Health sensitization and Housing needs of underprivileged babies and children. CETALF intends to own a facility where homeless children will be given shelter and catered for. We understand that babies and children need food to eat, a roof over their heads, clothes and shoes to wear, they need to be educated on how to take care of their bodies, care for their environment, sex education and how to report any threats/abuse.
TRADE AND SKILLS
“Entrepreneurship is neither a science nor an art. It is a practice” -Peter Drucker
This program was designed to identify the skills and talents in underserved children especially those with disability, who would prefer to learn a trade or exploit one of their talents. There are children who dropped out of school because of their disability. The CETALF team believes every human being was created by God with unique skills/talents and for a purpose so, being born disabled doesn’t mean you are of no value to the community. With the help of each disabled child and their guardian, we examine each beneficiary’s mobility, likes, talents, skills and the available resources to find the best fit.
Here is Marinette, a 17 years old orphan who was sexually abused and ended up with a baby boy. She lives with her aunt who has been her only acting parent. CETALF interviewed Marinette and her aunt, to see how best we could support her. These items you see in the picture, are provisions that were bought by CETALF to set a small provision store for Marinette. Since 2017, Marinette has been feeding herself and her baby, off the profits made of this business while her aunt continues to cater for their clothing, accommodation, medical and other daily living needs.
CETAL starts a small business for orphaned Marinette who is disabled, struggling to raise her little baby and can not go back to school.
Marinette and her Guardian
No dreamer is ever too small, no dream is ever too big to be accomplished. -Founder
CETALF beneficiaries who graduate from high school with outstanding results, will be given the opportunity to attend a state University in Cameroon, under our scholarship program. The number of scholarships awarded will greatly depend on the available financial resources, so we call on all CETALF donors, funders, and philanthropists to join us increase the education opportunities available for hardworking students. This is an excellent way of building something incredible because these children are the leaders of tomorrow.
Stephen Echuchou is the pioneer beneficiary of CETALF and is the only current beneficiary of this scholarship program. Stephen is currently pursuing his Master’s degree in Conflict Resolution, Peace and Security at the University of Buea, after obtaining his Bachelor’s in Political Science and Public Administration from the same State University. He has an outstanding Ordinary and Advanced level results that led to this incredible academic journey with our organization.