Month: Apr 2016
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.
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.