Empowering villages in rural areas of Cameroon, Africa, by teaching the importance of education, using soccer as a reward
Eight College of Charleston SIFE Team members will be traveling to Cameroon, Africa in Spring 2013 to deliver:
- 3000+ school care packages
- 200 used soccer balls to be given to school teachers, villages and community centers
- Create village education programs about the benefits of water sanitation
- Empower women with micro-loans and education on developing economic opportunities
Water for Kenya
In Spring 2012, the College of Charleston Hospitality and Tourism Management department will be sending a team to Kenya in partnership with Water Missions International to a community in need of water. The team is currently working to raise the necessary funds (including planning the 4th A Global Affair: Gala and Silent Auction) to send a water purification system and a team to Kenya.
This upcoming December, the College of Charleston’s fourth group of students participating in Project Harambee’s Kenya-based service-learning experience will travel to Salama and Amboseli (rural villages in Kenya’s Eastern Province) to implement medical outreaches. These medical outreaches will serve these communities with life sustaining treatments that they would otherwise not receive.
Harambee is a Swahili word that means “Let’s pull together!” It is through Harambee that we attempt to unite student communities from the U.S with rural communities in Sub-Saharan Africa in order to eradicate global misperceptions surrounding poverty and the developing world, and to bring hope and promise to the lives of adults and children struggling under the burdens of poverty and disease.
The focus of this year’s trip is to sponsor four medical outreaches to rural communities in Salama Town on the Nairobi-Mombasa AIDs corridor and to Amboseli—An Isolated Masai community facing a serious HIV/AIDs epidemic. There will also be environmental portion that will focus on effective farming techniques that will help the communities have sustainable food production.
Technology For Africa
The Technology for Africa project aims to promote entrepreneurship around the world by providing residents in Douala and the Littoral Province in the central Africa country of Cameroon access to computers and training on how to use the computers for economic development purposes.
In March 2009, seven College of Charleston SIFE students, a faculty advisor and one board member, traveled to Cameroon to set up three computer labs and teach entrepreneurship after successfully raising over $68,000 for the project.
In March 2011, four College of Charleston SIFE Students returned to Cameroon armed with three smart boards, 11 laptops, 24 soccer balls, schools supplies and much more to offer technological opportunities to a community in need. More....
Bandage For Africa
Bandage For Africa seeks to make used and surplus medical supplies and equipment available to the one of two only medical university in Cameroon, l' Universite des Montagnes. The Gala and Silent Auction raised $11,400 to put towards the shipment of a 40-foot container. We are currently seeking partnerships and donors.
The project is in progress and the shipment date has been delayed due to procurement issues. To suppor the project, click the "Donate" button on the left side of the page.