Plan International Cameroon is committed to ensuring a quality primary education for all children, and since the devastating floods of 2012 and 2013 in the northern regions of the country, we have played a major part in ensuring communities have the equipment and resources to rebuild schools destroyed by the disaster. Such reconstruction has been accompanied with training on disaster risk reduction, the development of school improvement plans and training of school management committees in 30 communities, so that communities will not be as vulnerable in future disasters.
We also work extensively in partnership with the marginalised Baka tribe in eastern Cameroon, providing text books and school facilities to Baka communities so that they are not at a disadvantage educationally. Furthermore, we are providing vocational training opportunities to non-schooled girls between 14 and 21 years old in Biteng, to ensure that they can find employment.
Community awareness raising is another key part of our work to increase the enrolment of vulnerable children in primary education, and in one example, over 700 people gained access to information on the importance of educating girls.