AIDS Orphans and Disadvantaged Kids Project
Many kids and young people in Bambui, Cameroon have lost the parents and carers through HIV/AIDS. This project aims to give them a means of subsistence through education and possibly skills training so that they can be able to support themselves in the future.
September 2009 - June 2016
Charity information: Bambui UK Development Association - BUKDA
The project is trying to alleviate child poverty, bridge the education gap and create opportunities for disadvantage and often neglected children. The prevailance of aids/hiv in sub-sahara Africa has led to more children dying young or ending up in streets because they have no one to look after and provide for them. This project aims to bridge this gap by providing education, training and therefore giving some of these children a future.
The project will provide in the first place counselling as well as basic education equipment like books, uniforms etc. It will also pay the children's school fees and place them into apprenticeships after basic eudcation so that they can learn and aquire employment skils.
We aim to relief poverty, sickness and distress and combat illiteracy amongst disadvantaged children
Activities» Engage in consultations with our sister organisations like Harmony Ladies who provide services like hiv/aids counselling on the ground to.
» Organise information sessions where the public can attend and learn about the project.
» Finally we will invite schools and companies interested in the providing training to agree on the way forward.
What success will look like
Success will be...
Helping participants to gain employment thereby getting out of the poverty trap.
Ensuring that at least 10 new children are enrolled into school each year.
The project will reverse the high levels of street children in Bambui - Tubah. It should also see about 25% increase in the number of aids/hiv and disadvantaged children being able to read and write between now and 2016. Last but not the least, it should also help to decrease the number of hiv/aids infections, especially among the children and families involved in it
There is a risk that we may not be able to identify the children who are in most need. We have dealt with this risk by fostering close links with organisations like 'Harmony Ladies' who are providing care and counselling services to some of these families to ensure that we engage those who need this service more.
Funders of this project will receive a quarterly reports on the project detailing the ongoing and forthcoming activities, and any necessary changes that have been made to the project plans. We also hope to include a section on our website to enable donors to track what is going on in the project.
Budget - Project Cost: £55,000Loading graph....
Amount Heading Description £12,000 Admin cost General admin duties, a project laptop, phone calls, networking, postage etc. £18,000 Education cost Paying for education cost like uniform, school fees and books. £15,000 Aprenticeship Cost for training the children in work skills. £10,000 Over-head cost Costs for any unforseen eventualities
Current Funding / Pledges
Source Amount Members contributions £2,000 Guaranteed
Bambui is an emerging township in northwestern Cameroon. With a population of about 50,000 people, it is located at an elevation of about 1350 metres above sea level. Administratively, Bambui is the headquarters of Tubah Sub-Division in the North West Region of Cameroon.
Being an emerging township, it is experiencing more cases of street children, with s significant percentage ot the population, roughly about 1 in 15 affected by hiv/aids either directly or indirectly.
The entire population of Bambui, especially children and families which have been affected by aids. Children from disadvantaged and low income background as well as companies.
We have members from this arear who understand the plight of the people and have the knowledge and the skills required. Besides that, we have already started a pilot project on a small scale and it seems to be working.
Read more about the Charity running this project.
Mr Giddeon Angafor
This is the secretary who is a teacher by profession. He will see into the general administration of the project a liaise with education institutions
Dr. Alphonse Alasah
Chairman and development worker. Alongside the secretary, he will oversee all aspects, especially the development and networking aspects.
Dr. Vivian Tangang-Ngu
GP and and health expert. She will provide training to the care and counselling staff and make sure that all in the project stay safe and healthy.
Mr Gaston Fornimoh
Treasurer and qualified financial analyst. He will oversee all the financial aspects of the project.
'BUKDA have given me a chance to read and write'. 'I have also made many new friends at school'.