SPONSORSHIPS BEGIN- BAMENDA, CAMEROON
CameroonONE begins the sponsorship of primary school students in the Northwest Province of Cameroon. Many rural Cameroonian areas suffer from a large number of orphaned children whose parents have died prematurely due to illnesses such as malaria, TB and HIV/AIDS. These children are cared for by relatives, who often cannot afford to meet their educational and health care needs. As their guardians are often elderly grandparents, surviving by subsistence farming, the costs of attending school are rarely achievable. CameroonONE is currently providing health support such as medical check-ups and HIV tests and educational support in terms of school fees, textbooks, and school uniforms to these children as part of the Orphan Health and Education Program.