Month: Jul 2016

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