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“We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.”
Within the first year of the Joseph-Mary Foundation, 2020, we were able to sponsor 20 students in their education in all levels of schooling. In 2021, the second school year of JOMAFO, we were able to add an additional 22 students for a total of 42 students. Because of our sponsors, we are fulfilling the hopes and dreams and future of these 42 students and their families. Dreams can come true, with the help of others.
Education in Cameroon is not free. Even though government run schools are said to be free, charges imposed on parents, including registration fees, examination fees, amongst others, make it even harder for the very poor. Thus because of the documented economic hardship in the country, thousands of children go without an education each year.
You can change lives, and give stability to families. Through education, the youth can reach for the stars, obtain what they thought was unobtainable.
It is in this light that the Joseph-Mary Foundation (JOMAFO) has stepped in to offer support to youths, (in her own small way), in primary and secondary schools as well as those in University who have either dropped out of school or are struggling and are about to drop out because they cannot meet up with the financial demands.
JOMAFO cannot change the educational system or philosophy in Cameroon, but surely we can use what we have to work with what is in place to effect positive change in the lives of some youths (Our Beneficiaries). JOMAFO will bring the youth to understand the importance of Vocational/ tertiary Education and help them make good choices vis-a-vis their individual skills, needs and uniqueness.
Hopefully someday, the people who sit in decision making in the country would come to better appreciate the fact that “Effective Education is the escalator for social mobility”.