14th November 2013
• 47% of adolescent girls in Cameroon are not enrolled in school (WIDE).
• Of those girls enrolled, only 54% graduate secondary school (WIDE).
• 24% of women in Cameroon have less than 2 years of schooling (WIDE).
Investment in Secondary and Higher Education:
In Cameroon, Batonga supports girls that have been orphaned by AIDS or are living with family members affected by AIDS. Each scholar is equipped with a uniform, and school supplies and fees. Twenty-five girls and young women have been supported annually since 2007 by Batonga in partnership with in-country NGO, the African Action on AIDS (AAA). They are currently thriving in secondary school and post-secondary school.
Emotional Support and Mentoring Programs:
Designed to foster self-esteem among the girls and provide them with valuable life skills and information on HIV/AIDS transmission and prevention, Batonga’s mentoring and emotional support is a critical part of our work in Cameroon. The Batonga scholars also participate in community programs that encourage good life skills.
Since 2007, we have supported:
25 girls and young women with secondary school and higher education as well as mentoring programs
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