posted on Friday, February 14, 2014

Pavla is preparing for her 15th trip to Cameroon on April 29th, 2014. She will be in Cameroon for two months. We are very grateful that her ticket was for the first time free except for taxes and fees. Her goal is to raise at least $10,000 for the trip and $5,000 toward our building project in Tatum. So far, we have $7,891.

We are turning to you, our kind and generous donors, on behalf of the students in Cameroon and asking for your support so we could reach our goal. Your loving care and generous support will be greatly appreciated.

 During her trip, Pavla wants to purchase basic school supplies for many students and more science lab equipment for two public high schools in rural NW Region, depending on available funds. In addition, Pavla will work with our coordinator, local community in Tatum/Nkum area and other volunteers in Cameroon to complete the road and start with a foundation for Educare-Africa/ Community Resource Center in Tatum. She also plans to assist many students with essential school related needs, meet with parents and students to discuss their current situation, check report cards and choose eligible students for assistance in the 2014/15 academic year. Two Wellesley Book Awards will be given to the two best female science students from two different schools in rural Cameroon. Several short wave radios and small flashlights donated by the Ears to Our World nonprofit group will be handed over to teachers from different schools in remote parts of Cameroon. In addition, thanks to Labdoo, a nonprofit group in California, she plans to distribute several laptop computers to high schools in rural areas.

Please, do not hesitate to email or call Pavla if you have any questions. Checks can be made to Educare-Africa with “Trip 2014” in the memo. P.O. Box 3278, Albany, OR 97321.

Thank you very much on behalf of the students in Cameroon for your kind and generous support!

With much love, joy, peace and gratitude,

Educare-Africa Staff
posted on Friday, December 27, 2013
Following is an example for former students who received assistance from Educare-Africa how to submit their information:

WIRMVEM Mengnjo Jude,

(1) Current photo with your face well shown:


WIRMVEM Mengnjo Jude

(2) Your age, marital status, number of children.

-Age: 32

-Marital status: Married

-Number of children: None for now

(3) Your job and place of work: Final year PhD Student at Tokai University, Japan.

(4) Briefly describe how Educare-Africa helped you to where you are now and possibly the number of years that you received assistance from Educare-Africa (for example 1997-2003):Educare-Africa helped me in paying school fee, house rent and provided some school needs, including a school uniform, textbooks and writing materials from 1997 to 2007.My success today is thanks to the marvelous assistance from Educare-Africa. I owe gratitude to her good donors and pray that God should continueto bless them.

(5) Photograph of your family (wife and children) if married:


With my wife, Kongnso Edith
posted on Saturday, October 26, 2013
Educare-Africa/Community Resource Center Project: our priority
The local community dug part of the road to the site. A caterpillar is needed to finish the job and dig the foundation as well. You can view the complete proposal including a budget on our blog:
To complete this project, we still need at least $65,000. Together, we shall succeed.

New School Year Started

The new school year started in Cameroon the second week of September. The hundred and fifty plus students we chose now need our assistance in order for them to stay in school or to register at universities. People who would like to help them can choose one student (secondary/high school or university) or contribute more to send two, ten, twenty or thirty students to secondary/high school. Either choice will make a difference in the lives of these students.


We have sad news to share. Mr. Emmanuel Sunjo, our country coordinator, died on September 21st after several months of a mysterious illness. He will be missed greatly.
You can donate to Educare-Africa using your credit card on line. Go to our blog and click on “Donate.”
We are very grateful to the Allan & Peggy Tishman Foundation and many other donors for their kind and generous donations.

Wish List

Used/New educational and inspirational DVDs (NatGeo, etc.) to share in Cameroon
Stamps international forever
PC compatible lap top computer for our field work
What your $$ do for students
$1 – 4 pens or about 20 pencils
$15 – school uniform or school bag or school shoes
$18 – scientific calculator
$35 – secondary school fees or
House rent for 10 months
$40 – high school fees
$45 – GCE exam registration fees
$60 – secondary textbooks
$80 – high school textbooks
$50 – helps to register at a university (One year costs about $1,000.)
These prices were calculated when the exchange rate was $1=460 CFA francs. Exchange rate fluctuates.

Holiday Fundraising

We shall participate in the Gifts for a Better World store in Corvallis, at the First Congregational Church, 4515 SW West Hills Road. The store will be open from November 9th to December 1st. We will have hand-made masks, spoons, bottle openers and bags from Cameroon, greeting cards, 8x10 matted photographs, jewelry, dresses, CDs with African music, baked goodies and other items for sale. The store hours: Mon. – Fri. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 12 noon-5 p.m.
Check the information flyer at the end of this newsletter.

Sponsoring students

There are many ways we can assist the students. Interested individuals or groups can sponsor individual students and will receive letters from the student, updating them on her/his progress in school. Or, people can send monthly donations, which will accumulate to assist many students. Or, a donation can be made once a year, either for an individual student or to assist several students. It depends on the donor’s preferences. Every donation is always greatly appreciated!

Other possibilities

▪ Remembering Educare-Africa in your last will is another way how to provide more support for the children in Cameroon. For more information you can contact Mike Reddy.
Phone: (541) 485-6676;
▪Pavla is always looking for more opportunities for presentations to interested groups.
Volunteers and ideas are always welcome and greatly appreciated!
All donations are tax deductible.
Thank you all very much on behalf of the children in Cameroon for your continuing kind and generous support. It is appreciated tremendously!
Have a richly blessed Holiday Season, filled with much joy, peace & unconditional love.