The HeadMaster MR NFORNYOR in his Office
Prime Aim OF Our Visit
To setting up a working partnershipTo identify the their difficulties / seeking solutions: Enhance Quality Education & Gender Issues in the School.
Our vision to come is that education should play very vital role .We need not only provide support through material but enlightened them for a more sustainability and enhancing quality Education for our Children's Children.
Received by the headmaster Mr NFORNYOR Bachuo Akagbe community schools of six classes have just two trained teachers and two PTA...
Then formal introduction of the teachers.
Mr NFORNYOR Headmaster and classes Five and six teacher
Mrs Mary ATEM Assistant to Headmaster Teacher for classes three and four
Mrs TAMBE Margaret Class one teacher
Miss EBOT Lucy PTA and class two teacher
During the working session with the School authorities, we gave them the raison d'etre of the visit which was
Enhancing Quality Education & gender Issues in the school.
And setting up partnership to work with them in the future..
Commenting the H/M expressed joy for our visit comes at the right time .Especially when they are faced with difficulties. As the theme stands for ensuring quality education in fulfillment of the U.N.O MDGS, the teaching and learning process here is characterized with a lot of adversities. The school authority complained unregrettably, on the lack of didactic materials, textbooks for teachers, and the inability of parents and guardians in providing them with basic schools needs as well as resources.
He said Education problem they faced with is as a result of high levels of poverty. Commenting he added that Village parents are unable to afford for text books for their children considering the poverty level and also the high rate of unemployment of school products (some of their sons/daughters as school leavers). Generally there is a problem of parental apathy for continuous investment in education. Considering that financial resources are hard to come by (mostly Farmers) and the immediate benefits of education are not clear and forthcoming. So it becomes very difficult to work even with pupils in the class without these required text books.
Secondly he added the lack of required staff for his school The Village community school with just two teachers. The remaining two teachers do not have professional qualifications. Due to lack of professionally trained teachers in the schools, he and his colleague are forced to take double classes. This we will all agree for the results can easily be drawn.
He went further to decry the fact he and his staff had never been opportune to attend or be part of Education training seminars that could help them acquire skills like teaching. Communication skills, social skills, professional skills, study and reading skills that most teachers in Cameroon should posses at the elementary school teacher level.
The head master Mr. Nfornyor and his assistant Madame Mary, reported on the presences of many vulnerable children in the school and the difficulties they encounter in managing such pupils. Through investigations. Some of these vulnerable kids have lost both parents due to sickness (HIV/AIDS), accidents; some are abandoned to them selves. No one can say concretely about their parents' lives and where they are.
Questioning the headmaster on the sponsorship of such children, he replied that some teachers/well wisher and Village benevolent out of their small allowances have volunteered like us to assist but again which entails constraints considering the prevailing economic crunch. Things might be more difficult for the children He did not hide his joy for presence is a plus. Concluding he said “the reason why I tabled the orphans case to you people”.
Taking a quick Tour round the campose. We noticed other handicaps. The absence of portable water for drinking, as we got first hand view of children drinking from a nearby stream quiet some distance away from the school in the nearby bushes
.We found collapsed and exposed pit which we were told the children used for toilet just some few meters away from the classrooms
The children you see are orphans of both parents or one...
Lend a hand thinks that although government has recently intensified the training of professional teachers for schools the number is still inadequate to meet the current need of the school population explosion in the country and Bachuo Akagbe Community school is not left out or an exception.
There is a constant need for training seminars on acquiring the various skills so as to meet up. Lend a hand have called the attention of Education authorities of the Manyu division and is sending out appeals to sponsors and experts who can volunteer in these possible training seminars.
Lend a hand has resorted to assisting the less privilege and orphans of the Bachuo Akagbe Community school with close collaboration with the school authorities
We think that there many more such schools faced with similar or much more serious problems. We call on you out there to think about it, share it with a friend and try to give us a push to secure better schooling environment/conditions for our children's children..
Done this day 18th of February 2009 Cameroon
Emmanuel Ayuk TATAW
President Lend A Hand Cameroon
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