SHUMAS to train 35 Youths on Sustainable Crop/Animal production and Renewable Energy

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Founded to trained youths and farming community leaders who intend train others in their communities on sustainable organic agriculture and renewable energy, the SHUMAS BIOFARM Center located in Bamdzeng Kumbo announces that they are presently receiving applications for the 2016/2017 10 months course.

About the Training
-The training takes place at the SHUMAS BIOFARM
-You will gain skills in organic farming in crop and animal production, renewable energy, food processing, pasture improvement, etc.
-Upon graduation,you receive a certificate attesting to the training received
-Upon graduation, receive a grant to start up their your own farm
-Accommodation is provided at the centre; students take care of their feeding

Training conditions
• Submit an application with copies of Birth certificate and other documents
• Be between the ages of 16-35
• Have at least FSLC
• Pay a registration fee of 10,000frs

With just 35 spots available hurry and send in your application file containing the above mentioned documents. The application file can be submitted at the BIOFARM Center at Bamdzeng Kumbo or the SHUMAS Head Office at Mile 6 Nkwen Bamenda North West Region. You can also forward your application electronically via or contact us at (+237) 677-755-630. Dateline for files is 29th July 2016


SHUMAS Spreading Health Scholarship for Community Nurses

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SHUMAS-Cameroon and partners Spreading Health UK are presently offering scholarships to students with at least 2 Advance Level papers in sciences to be trained as community nurses in some of Cameroons’ finest Institutions. The program which has trained over 45 state registered nurses across Cameroon is presently receiving applications from rural and urban poor candidates and communities seeking to improve the health situation of their community.

In order to improve on the health situation of rural and urban poor communities, SHUMAS, in collaboration with her partners (Spreading Health) is sponsoring the training of competent health personnel in top institutes of health in Cameroon.

Main Objectives
The main objective of this project is to enhance access to health services for those living in poor peasant communities.

Specific Objectives
-Train at least five nurses yearly to serve, after training, in their respective health clinics for at least three years
-To provide access to better health care to the rural population through quality services provided by trained nurses.
-To create professional training opportunity for the privileged.

Application Procedure

  1. Community selects a candidate to benefit
  2. Community applies to SHUMAS through the General Coordinator
  3. Application must be endorsed by Sub Divisional Delegation of Health, Health board
  4. chairman of the health center and the Mayor.
  5. Candidate to attach a motivation letter and the following documents:
  6. Photocopy of birth certificate
  7. Photocopy of national ID card
  8. Copies of highest diplomas

All applications are expected to be submitted not later than the 29th of July 2016.For more information contact us at (+237) 677-755-630 or by email:

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Admissions into the SHUMAS Vocational Rehabilitation Center for the 2016/2017 Academic Year

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DSC_0588DSC_0655Admissions into the SHUMAS Vocational Rehabilitation Center are presently going on. The SHUMAS Rehab Center which is located at the SHUMAS Center at Mile 6, Nkwen Bamenda runs training for people with special needs in 8 different life skill trades. Since its creation in May 2009, the center has been a place where people with special needs are trained and supported in skills compatible to their disabilities, for a fulfilling life. The center offers vocational rehabilitation to persons with disabilities through training in income generating life skills.

The goal of the center is to economically and socially empower persons with special needs in self reliant life skills for self development and the development of their communities.
– Train persons with physical disability in self reliant life skills.
– Provide promotional material to graduates to enable an effective integration in their various communities.
– Train them in basic management and leadership skills.

The Training Program
Since its creation in May 2009, the center has been a place where people with special needs are trained and supported in skills compatible to their disabilities, for a fulfilling life. The center offers FREE vocational rehabilitation to persons with disabilities through training in income generating life skills like:
-Traditional embroidery
-Shoe mending/making
-Cane weaving
-Jewelry and -Poultry

We also go on to offer moral enhancement workshops, and capacity building workshops on economic productivity.
The trainees receive life skill training for a period of 2 years after which they are supported with promotional material to enable them set up their own workshops back in their communities. After graduation and reinsertion, we do not stop but go on to monitor the ex-trainees so that we can evaluate their success and offer technical support from time to time.

The centre also offers dormitory services. This enables people who come from far places to stay and receive their training without any accommodation problems. The dormitory also runs a restaurant where the trainees are feed 3 times a day at a subsidised price of 100frs/meal.

After they have received training and are graduated, SHUMAS provides all with start up material to support their reinsertion and start of their workshops.
SHUMAS equally carries out impact assessments to evaluate the success of the ex-trainees and to offer technical assistance to them.

Conditions to apply for the training in the SHUMAS Vocational Rehabilitation Center

  1. The person should be between 15-35 years old
  2. Only persons with disabilities capable of learning one of the 8 trades
  3. Written application handed in to SHUMAS
  4. Certificate of disability if available

For more information you can visit the Center at Mile 6, Nkwen Bamenda or contact us my email through or call (+237) 677-755-630


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Strategic Humanitarian Services (SHUMAS)-Cameroon,a Development Non-Governmental Organization with head office located in Mile Six Nkwen Bamenda  and the Divisional Delegation for Livestock, Fisheries and Animal Industries (MINEPIA)   for Mezam in partnership  with the German Ruhr-University of Bochum, University of Kassel, University of Göttingen, University of Freiburg, and other international organizationsare involved in an international research project “Urban Food Plus (UFP).

The goal of this research project is to enhance resource use efficiency in urban and peri-urban agriculture for improved food security in 4 West African cities including Bamenda.

One of the research activities will involve livestock based survey.

Four Good dedicated Masters Students with background in Animal Science, livestock, Agricultural Economics and any related discipline will be recruited to carry out the research.


Interested candidates with the aforementioned qualification can apply to SHUMAS _Cameroon. Applications should be addressed to the Director General of SHUMAS Cameroon.   Those who succeed will be provided stipends to facilitate the research.

DEADLINE: Applications should come in latest 15th of June 2016.


-Application letter,addressed   to the General Director of SHUMAS-Cameroon

-Attestation of admission as Masters Students from the university –

Contacts : 677755630, 676440219 ,  672523341, 679852090 , 677 890 795



  1. NDZEREM STEPHEN NJODZEKA                     DR. TEBOH  

Director General,                                                                                            Divisional Delegate

SHUMAS –Cameroon                                                                            for MINEPIA   MEZAM



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organized by SHUMAS Renewable Technical Center in collaboration with her partners Energy Without Borders (EsF) and FICAID – Spain

COURSE TITLE: Short training course in four sources of renewable energy (wind, solar, Biogas and mini hydro energy)

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LOCATION:SHUMAS Biofarm in Bamdzeng-Kumbo

DURATION: From 12th to 17th JUNE 2016


Renewable Energy is fast shifting from the fringe to the mainstream of sustainable development. It provides substantial benefits for our livelihood (employment, health, education, rural exodus, economics etc.) and the environment (climate change), with added advantage that it is renewable and green. Opportunities for such training, whether you are found in the North or South of the hemisphere provides unimaginable benefits individually and globally.

Renewable energytechnologies are clean sources of energy that have a much lower environmental impact than conventional energy technologies.

FACULTY – Training will be delivered by SHUMAS Renewable Technical Center in collaboration with our partners Energy Without Borders (EsF) and FICAID – Spain.


  • During this course, you will be empowered on how to carry out feasibility studies of the different renewable energy sources (biogas,Wind, Solar and Hydroelectricity ). This will include inter-alia calculating the energy load of any demand and knowing the exact system design that will be compatible to that demand.
  • This course will also empower you on how to identify authentic equipment and design compatible systems.
  • This course will train you to be able to carry out installations in the aforementioned energy systems.
  • You will also be train on how to sustain and maintain these systems.
  • The training is also a Path Way for you to become a Green energy expert (Solar, Wind, Mini Hydro and Biogas)in a world where there is huge demand for Green energy experts.



Duration: five (5) days training course


Date: From 13th to 17th JUNE 2016

Training Fee:FREE


You will be expected to pay a token contribution of Eighty thousand (80.000FCFA) Francs for National participants and One hundred and fifty thousand (150.000FCFA)Francs for International participants for the following:-

  • Pay for Feeding which consist of 3 good meals a day and 2 coffee breaks
  • Lodging which include a bed and Matrass electricity and water bills
  • Training Manuals
    • Excursion trip to practical installation sites
  • A certificate of participation.
  • Other didactic materials.

NB: blankets available (ONLYfor international participants)


At least Advanced level or Baccalaureate holders in Physics, Electricity and/or Electronics and other related fields of study.


June 10th, 2016


  • Application letter
  • Copy of highest diploma
  • Photocopy of National Identification Card


Send the above documents to;




TEL: (+237) 677755630/ 694389480/ 672523341

Email: Website:


Babajou Community Benefits from SHUMAS’ Education, Health, Water Programs

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The people of Babajou, in Bamboutos Division of the West region were on April 12, 2016 proud beneficiaries of classrooms, health equipment and water extension thanks to the benevolence of SHUMAS and partners.


Ecole Publique Nguekong benefitted form 3 classrooms, a toilet block with hand washing facilities, 27 benches and 3 tables.

The Ntong Integrated Health Center also benefitted from medical equipment ranging from hospital beds, fridge and many others while the Bloc-Tognia Community Water Extension Project benefitted from an 800m of pipeline and 3 stand taps.


In a highly attended ceremony presided at by the Senior Divisional Officer for Bamboutos Songa Pierre Rene and attended amongst others by the Member of Parliament for Babajou, Wa Mathurien and other administrative, religious, traditional and political authorities, the population of Babajou were unanimous that donations were very timely.

The donations were made possible thanks to SHUMAS and her age old partner Building Schools for Africa, BFSA.





SHUMAS, BSFA Give Hope to GSS Bangshie

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Three classrooms, 27 benches, tables, chairs, a toilet with hand washing and school garden equipment were on April 13, 2016 handed over to Government Secondary School Bangshie by Strategic Humanitarian Services, SHUMAS and her partner Building Schools for Africa and Market Makers much to the satisfaction of the school administration.


Created in August 2012, Government Secondary School Bangshie has been operating in rented premises and was therefore in dire need of classrooms.

Speaking at the handing over ceremony at the esplanade of the school presided at by the Divisional officer of Bamenda I, the principal, Abongwa Eric Abongwa said the timely intervention of Strategic Humanitarian Services, SHUMAS and her partner Building Schools for Africa has given hope to the students who can now study in a conducive environment.

“The students, teachers and administration of GSS Bangshie remain very indebted to SHUMAS and her partners for these indelible marks of philanthropy which will certainly stand the taste of time for posterity to continue to appreciate as we are doing today” noted Abongwa Eric Abongwa.

He hoped that the classroom project will greatly reduce the illiteracy level rate within the Bangshie community and its environs, a drop in early marriages, teenage pregnancy juvenile delinquency amongst others.


On her part, the Lord Mayor of Bamenda I Council on behalf of the people of Bamenda I municipality thanked SHUMAS for the structures adding that it “will assist in the development of the intellect” of their siblings economically, socially and other wise.

She equally saluted the spirit of cooperation among the Bangshie community and encouraged them to always avail themselves when activities that need their attention come up.

The DO for Bamenda I just like the Divsional Delegate of Secondary Education for Mezam heaped praises on SHUMAS for coming to the help of the four year old school and called on the community to make use of the infrastructure by sending their children to school.


On her part, the Programes Coordinator of SHUMAS Billian Nyuykighan, on behalf of the Director General prescribed judicious use of the equipment as a motivating factor for SHUMAS and her partners to come back for more projects to the community.

“I want to call on the entire community to carefully and seriously protect these facilities so that many generations of children and their families can benefit from them” she added.

Marrianne Johnson chairperson of Building Schools for Africa satisfied by the mobilization and the judicious implementation of the project hoped that a minister of Education should come from the school.

The students and the community expressed their satisfaction and joy for the gifts of classrooms and equipment in song and dance.