Grant writing workshop for NGO leaders in Cameroon: Bafoussam Session.

A major challenge faced by NGO leaders in Cameroon is identifying a problem and being able to get funds to solve the problem identified. Despite the number of funders willing to fund project proposals being able to convince a funder that a problem exists and you have identified a suitable solution to the problem becomes another challenge.

The capacity building workshop for NGO leaders in Cameroon has as objective to :

Train leaders to be capable of developing a proposal idea.

Know the main outlines of a project proposal.

Establish and maintain a relationship with funders.

Strategies to successfully implement a funding project.

Train leaders to be able to train others on grant writing skills.

This training is to run across three Cities in Cameroon for three days in each City, training 20 NGO leaders per City beginning with Bafoussam. The Bafoussam session ran from Monday 17th of May 2021 to Wednesday 19th of May 2021.  The three- day workshop brought to light multiple tactics and methodologies to apply while writing a solid grant proposal, the training was covered by Prof. Jesse Lutabingwa from the Appalachian State University who covered end to end process using workbooks, activities and assignments making every trainee worthy of their workshop completion certificate.

The trainees where well equipped with all the materials needed to effectively carry out a training to train others on the skills they got from the grant writing workshop.

The workshop was wrapped up with an award ceremony, a testimonial and tip sharing session by a Mandela Washington fellow Manka’a Yvonne sharing her experience on project and grant writing. In a typical Cameroonian way, the cohort and team presented a gift of appreciation to our trainer Prof. Jesse Lutabingwa for the wealth of knowledge imparted.

We remain grateful to our sponsors the US Embassy and partner Green farmlands on delivering a great session for NGO leaders in Bafoussam.

Next Stop – Another city


Mama Safe Natal Kits

Imagine the most beautiful gift in the world is snatched away from you because you were unable to cater properly for. Yes, imagine a mother losing a child just because the basic survival items were considered a luxury for her.Many mothers like Eli (physically challenged person) here have been affected by the ongoing unrest and survival is already hard hence catering to a new born is even more difficult. With barely a plate of food to eat every day, she has skipped antenatal and so have many mothers like her who are internally displaced and can’t afford it.

Our Mama’s Safe Natal Kit is in response to the plight of many mothers and our goal to reduce infant mortality deaths especially with items such as an anti mosquito bed and health tracking card with an emergency contact number. (Hospi Mobile)By purchasing a simple pack of cupcakes – you indirectly are donating towards helping more mothers like her find joy and safety in motherhood.

All purchases go towards providing a safe natal kit for a poor woman in need. Alternatively , you can chose to donate an already set kit to a mother who relies on your support to see her offspring grow.Donate today ! Or make your purchase as we prepare for Mother’s Day coming up May 9th,2021 where we plan on helping over 20 mothers.#ilovemama#mothersday2021#MWF#supportmothers#maternalhealth#ChooseToChallenge#healthiswealth#communityservice#usembyde#UNWomen