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The Barceló Foundation, together with COREDA, finances a comprehensive and inclusive educational program for 80 orphan children between 3 and 12 years old in Tiko.
Located in the southwest of Cameroon, it is a semi-urban area mainly populated by homeless children or with other signs of vulnerability. Despite the government’s effort to offer quality education to the population, the reality is that many schools in Tiko do not have the appropriate infrastructures (classes are taught under a tree) or the teachers attend to the psychosocial needs of the students.
For this reason, in 2017 the COREDA Association (Community Relief and Development Action) bought a place to open its own center for orphaned children, which currently cares for 81 children aged between 3 and 12 years. In it the teachers carry out an individualized follow-up of each child, providing emotional and psychosocial support, in order to obtain the best of each one of them.
However, they have significant economic difficulties in preparing the center and offer optimal facilities for learning, as well as to feed all enrollees.
Taking into account that education is a fundamental human right for all children and a tool of economic development essential for society, the Foundation decided to support this project and offer their economic collaboration for 1 year.
Thanks to the 13,000 euros contributed, they have been able to acquire materials and necessary educational equipment, such as desks, chairs with backrest, reading tables, textbooks and various elements of basic educational material (pens, pencils, erasers, pencil sharpeners, etc. .)
Likewise, several bunk beds, mattresses and hygiene and sanitation kits have also been purchased to make the new residence more welcoming.