In a HIV risky environment where the girl child is vulnerable, families illiterate and poor, it is paramount that they have accurate and relevant information for HIV prevention, care and support services. There are 141 new HIV infections per day in Cameroon, which means 06 newly infected persons each hour, everyday. The time to act is now. To halt the devastating effects of this epidemic, Cameroon needs to expand HIV prevention and AIDS treatment, care and support services. Our goal is Zero HIV.
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Social Development International is teaming up with the department of agriculture biz, university of Buea, to establish a seedling nursery in the community of Buea and help 50 families create home vegetable gardens yearly. The project will help provide diversity to the diets of families to improve nutritional status and reduce malnutrition. it will also open up new economic opportunities as they can receive training and sell excess vegetables and vegetable products in nearby cities.
Social Development international (SDI) takes a more holistic approach to provide children with books, didactics, and uniforms, pay restrictive fees, and negotiate with schools to reduce and/or eliminate schools fees, train teachers and care givers with life and livelihood skills. Teachers will be trained in recognizing the behavioral problems associated with Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC). Caregivers trained in life and livelihood skills will be able to feed children and help them live.
Establishing a community ICT Training center for Children and youth in Bonduma, Cameroon, to gain employable and life skills for livelihood, growth and sustainability.
Money needed for:
Purchase of PCs, Desks, ICT Equipments and accessories, Establishment of the ICT Center.
SDI will provide learning and sharing opportunities in communities with formal and informal education for life and livelihood enhancement. Communities will be empowered to build self sustaining and independent personalities which will serve as agents of change in promoting adolescent's education and development within their communities. Teen mothers and communities sensitization and education remain the way forward. Our greatest challenge is obtaining resources to address this epidemic.