Saturday, April 12, 2014

Footsteps Tourism in Cameroon at CAMAST

Cameroon is a destination that is not yet exploited , so visiting Cameroon is like entering a virgin land. Cameroon Association for Sustainable Tourism which is a project within RUDEC is please to inform readers of this blog that we at CAMAST got two partners this first part of the year.
Lion Tourism is a partner with CAMAST this year. We had a group of Tourist from Austria under the leadership of a Professional Guide/ Tour operator and powerful woman call Agnes. We did had a nice colourful cultural day.

The Principal of GTHS Njinikejem also spice the day with carrot juice and showed us around her school. It was painful to see also that children learn in this part of the with very little resources as we saw very few
computers for many students, saw few sewing machines for many students in that department.

Many of the departments were empty if compared to students and their learning tools.
Crooked Trails led by a powerful co-founder Tammy has also join hands with RUDEC and CAMAST to bring tourist to Belo. It was a great day as we move just as the name implies. We visited coffee farms, saw how crops are planted, touch some and saw organic farming in practice.
Coffee selection cooperative Belo
We did also ate foufou corn and Kati-Kati. We were all immense in to the culture and all our client ate with ease and appreciated the meal.
Crooked Trail and Little Aston
The day ended with a donation of  materials by the tourist friends to children at RUDEC for us to share with the children. They also gave a donation T-shirts to support the activities of RUDEC projects and promise a come back-Tammy said. Do you want to see what RUDEC does?
Lawrence  is learning a trade and needs a sponsor dress on the donated T-Shirts

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Partner visits Cameroon

RUDEC Cameroon is happy to inform our readers that we have come face to face a friend who became a donor to RUDEC for the past 5 year. Joe meet us first on idealist when we post an online volunteering project " looking for a person who would update our brochure, print it and send it to us.

Joe did the worked well and we started discussing who we could do again together... He told me he had been talking with friends on starting an organisation., so with our brochure, it has spur him to start thinking about registering this organisation which he called The project solution(TPS).

We are working with TPS on school development projects and community development. So far we have had 5 projects completed within this time.

Joe as co-founder visit all countries with a photographing project to encourage students to start looking at cameras as a way to make a business. He teaches how to take pictures and why people need to take picture. We hope that these children could one day be able to take good photos and make a living from it too. TPS would present the pictures in a gallery that would fetch some money to support the projects and the children.

We have visited the first school that TPS funded in Cameroon with a total of 21 benches, chalkboard and zine for a classroom and Joe-Cofounder is very happy and as days pass, he would be visiting another school that we supervised 58 benches  and also the community that got their water extended to a community that had no clean water to drink.

We also did visit some children that RUDEC support in the community. We visited Anabel of Bolem after Fundong who collapses at school when she had sport. We rushed there and paid the first deposit. Today Anabel is discharged from hospital and thanks to those who donated to make life better for all the children.
                                                  "You can be part of the solution"