Beginning September 2018, 600 pupils of Boboyo village in the north of Cameroon started the new school year. For the Boboyo preschool it was another reason for a big party. For the fifth time, the school director was able to welcome the freshly starting school children to the Boboyo preschool.
Beginning September 2018, 600 pupils of Boboyo village in the north of Cameroon started the new school year. For the Boboyo preschool it was another reason for a big party. For the fifth time, the school director was able to welcome the freshly starting school children to the Boboyo preschool. Despite the heavy rain and accompanied by their parents, mostly the mothers, the preschool children were almost all there this morning.
After the obligatory singing of the national anthem of Cameroon, as every year, the school director took over the welcoming speech in front of the assembled school pupils. Mrs. Djebba Tebeya, adressed the importance of school attendance and the chance for the children to have a better future. The school representative of the Mayo-Kani district, the Lamido (King) of Boboyo, was also present at this school enrollment day.
“Education is key to success” – Fred Eric Essam, founder and chairman of ident.africa and his team from Germany and Cameroon started the education project in Boboyo in 2006. In 2014, the Boboyo preschool was built with the participation of students from RWTH Aachen University, initially planned for 60 children aged 2-6. However, due to the strong demand, 100 children were enrolled in the school. Essam and his team from Germany provided the required school material, such as teaching and colouring books, school benches, etc… This was an imperative for ident.africa to ensure a successful start of school lessons since the official opening of the Boboyo preschool.
Beginning of 2018, Heider Kober Foundation donated a well for the drinking water supply. The new well is part of the project “School garden for Boboyo” and provides the local residents with fresh and clean drinking water to the enrolled schoolchildren and staff. The Munich Foundation is once again supporting disadvantaged children in Cameroon protecting them from diseases. In other regions the children from other schools do not have so much assistance and help. Today, the school classes there still struggling lack sufficient school materials. Also the parents are financially not able to provide school material for their children or have the privilege to sit on school desks. ident.africa also wants to help and make it possible for the pupils to get decent seating.