updated February 3rd, 2018





Now more than ever!

The North of Cameroon is not to be envied. Stricken with extreme poverty, the people ...





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Now more than ever!

people are now additionally plagued by Boko Haram. The fanatics have been a threat to the region bordering Nigeria since 2013. Trade collapsed, ten thousands of people were forced to flee from the Waza-Logone Plain. The few foreign NGOs left the area. IPA too had to drastically reduce the number of projects.

"Now more than ever!", was the reaction of the students from the Free Protestant School in Zurich, and they chose Northern Cameroon to be their project region. They want to support the primary school in Méwi where 360 children in six classes are taught by only three teachers. There are three completely useless "buildings", no desks, no books, no latrines.

But now the people of Méwi and the whole region are full of joy. And it is not merely the help for the school and the children that brings new hope. It is the sign the Swiss youngsters are sending: You are not forgotten. That alone is worth a great deal!




The "school" – an absolute disgrace