Thursday, August 18, 2016


Hello to all supporters, RUDEC is in need of a skilled volunteer with skills in online fundraising and networking to come and join us for a couple of months for a pre-Christmas challenge! This internship can be done from your home country as well as from Cameroon.

RUDEC struggles every year before the school year begins to collect enough donations for all the orphans to be able to start a new chapter in their education. We want to change our approach for donations for the orphan project in two aspects.

First, we want to start collecting donations for the orphans before Christmas. As you know, the holidays are a good time to initiate big fundraisers anyway, because somehow the whole world finds their conscience at this time. Also, sponsoring a child's well-being is a much better and a more heart-felt gift than a book or a pair of socks.

Second, we want to become a permanent member of GlobalGiving. In order to become a member, the non-profit needs to do a challenge first: raising 5000 dollars from 40 unique donors in one month. It requires a full-time volunteer working on it and as the fundraising lasts one month, we think the duration of the stay of this volunteer should be between 6 and 8 weeks (and of course – go home for Christmas knowing you have made a change...or at least tried :))

The tasks for the volunteer:
·         registering with GlobalGiving and getting all required documents up and approved with the help of Joshua (could be done before arriving in Cameroon – see to know what awaits);
·         create the project on the website – and make it sound pretty, add photos, share details about RUDEC’s work etc needed to demonstrate how the donations will be used to make a difference;
·         networking within own networks to find donors as well as sending countless e-mails to big donors across the world;
·         preparing videos, pictures etc during the month to encourage donations.

If the project is succesful, RUDEC will be a permanent member of GlobalGiving, thus accessing a network of giant corporations alongside our usual donors, which will benefit the orphan project greatly. If not... well, we tried. We will always manage in other ways.

As we said, this internship can be done from your home country as well as from Cameroon. If the volunteer chooses to do it online and from home, RUDEC will still give a certificate for having completed an internship with us, inc volunteering hours, so that it can be used for school applications and CV in the future.

If visiting Cameroon is a must (and it should be a must for everyone at least once in their lives), then a house in Belo and a cook are awaits. Same prices and contribution sizes as for all other incoming volunteers apply. See more at

Please share this message amongst your friends and help us find the perfect person to join us for this project and challenge their skills for the greater good! As always, there is no age limit. This could be perfect for someone retired, taking a year off, a stay at home mom or someone working half-time. Everyone interested is encouraged to contact us on Facebook or e-mail

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Fundraising for the children at RUDEC 2016/2017 school year

Happy August to all our supporters! The upcoming 2016/2017 school year is closing in fast so this is an open call to everyone and anyone to lend a hand. RUDEC has been supporting orphaned and destitute children in the rural community of Belo since 2006. The orphans are placed within the homes of big-hearted local families and RUDEC takes care of their nutritious, health and general needs. At the same time, great focus is put on their education by paying for their school and exam fees, uniforms as well as books and other needed material for school.

Thanks to the fundraising of international volunteers, all school and exam fees can be paid for the past school year in September 2016. 10 of the orphans have individual sponsors, but 47 of them still need our help with raising enough money to buy the school books and school material for them. 

List of items needed:

47 English text and exercise books - 365€
47 French text and exercise books – 332€
47 Mathematics text and exercise books - 339€
Exercise books for every subject for all the children - 234€
6 Sets of Literature Books for Secondary School Children - 128€
47 Sets of School Material including, for both primary and secondary children- pen, pencil, ruler and eraser. Technical School children will receive further material such as calculators, drawing boards etc.  - 104€

The children of RUDEC need these important materials in order to have the same chance as other children to progress with their education, to attend school and to get especially a basic and general knowledge of important subjects such as English, Mathematics and French. 

Click the "Donate now" button on our webpage, choosing the online donating version if you prefer using Paypal and choosing the offline donating version to do a bank transfer. We also accept donations via bank transfer: 
Account Holder: RUDEC Cameroon
IBAN: CM21 1003 4000 1091 1200 5000 748
Account Number: 10034 00010 911200 50007

or via our account in Germany:
Account Holder: RUDEC Germany Germany
IBAN: DE53 6309 0100 0314 7750 05
Account Number: 314775005
Bank Name: Volksbank Ravensburg Bankleitzahl: 63090100

RUDEC and all the 47 children already want to say thank you for your support and contribution! If you have further questions about this specific project or RUDEC and our work in general, feel free to contact us at any time at!

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