Why Child Sponsorship?
The schooling system in Cameroon requires children to pay school fees and to own textbooks and other school essentials. Frequently, children who have not paid their fees will be driven from school, and are unable to return until they have paid. As a consequence, many children simply cannot attend school. Without an education, their chances of breaking the cycle of poverty are minimal.
Many of the children seeking sponsorship have lost one or both of their parents to HIV or other illnesses. Other children have parents that are unemployed, and often uneducated and unlikely to gain employment.
For just £10 per month, a child can have all of their educational needs met, have healthy food to eat every day, and have access to healthcare. Please Sponsor a Child today.
What We Do
Children of Cameroon focuses on sponsorship to enable children to access education. We believe that education is the key to breaking the poverty cycle, and to empowering children and young people to achieve their goals in life.
Our child sponsorship programme is different to any other, in that we offer a truly personal touch. We allow you, the sponsor, to select the child you would like to support. We have found that this tends to ensure longevity of sponsorship, more than if the child and sponsor are paired up randomly.
Once a sponsor has signed up, we send out monthly reports, detailing how that month’s money has been spent, and what the child has been doing. We also include photos wherever possible. Transparency is very important to us, and we like to keep sponsors as well informed as possible.
Sponsors can choose to send between £10 and £30 per month, depending on the level of sponsorship, and just £1 of this pays the field worker in Cameroon: the rest of the money is directly spent on the sponsored child.
Sponsorship money pays for the child’s school fees, as well as school essentials such as textbooks, uniform, and stationary. Furthermore, sponsorship pays for fresh vegetables every week for the child and their family, and other basics such as blankets and clothes, as and when the child needs them.
Every purchase is recorded on the monthly reports.
Levels of Sponsorship
When you choose to sponsor a child, you can select from one of three levels, depending on your budget:
£10 – Level 1 sponsorship
£10 per month will pay for a child’s educational needs, such as school fees, uniform, books and stationary. It will also pay for fresh vegetables from the market each week.
£15 – Level 2 sponsorship
£15 per month will pay for all educational, nutritional and healthcare needs.
£25 – Full sponsorship
£25 per month will pay for all of a child’s basic needs. This includes: school fees and equipment, vegetables and other food basics each week, healthcare, and home-life essentials such as clothing, blankets, etc. as and when the child needs them.
Sponsorship makes a huge difference to a child’s life. In addition to the relief of having essentials such as school fees taken care of, many children feel an emotional benefit from knowing that someone cares about them and their future. Some of our sponsors like to email their sponsored children, and the children are excited to write back.
We are always happy to facilitate contact.
If you are ready to start your sponsorship journey, please see our list of children who are currently seeking sponsorship.
Where We Operate
Children in Cameroon is a small organisation, based near Exeter, UK.
We work with communities in Boyo, in the North-West region, and in Yaounde, the capital city of Cameroon.
Children of Cameroon works closely with Teh Francis and his team at Goodness and Mercy Missions