During the summer, he suffered from tearing eyes. After a medical check-up, he took drugs and got better after a few days!
Fanuel is currently repeating form 5. His results last year were very poor. He got permission to go to primary 6, but we thought it better for him to repeat his year, as he will get a much stronger background to continue his education.
Morine is being supported by Klara from Wales. Morine is 18 years old and currently lives with her grandmother. Her mother died and her father is not willing to take care of her needs. She worked hard in summer to earn money in order to finance her own education, but this was not enough. She is now attending Form 5 of secondary school.
Albertine spent her summerholidays in Mamfe. Right after the start of school, she suffered from Malaria. But luckily, she's recovered well!
Form 2 of secondary school. Her father is unknown and her mother died in the year 2000 when Betila was only 7 months old. She is currently living with her grandmother and her 12 year old brother, Collins.
During the summer, Larissa was bitten by a snake, but luckily her aunt quickly realised what had happened and took Larissa to the hospital. She fully recovered! The snake was killed by her cousin, Winston!
Form 1 of secondary school. His father died in 2000. His mother is alive but blind and has to support five children. Winston is currently living with his mother, and sisters Albertine, Evelyn, and Markurise.
Bendrine has been sponsored since May 2010 by Leslie Frye from the United States. Bendrine is 10 years old. His mother and father both died in 2008. He is currently living with his grandmother. During the summer, him and his brother Feldrick helped her with harvesting corn and clearing the farm for the new farming season. This only happened a few days per week, because they were also attending lessons of the After School Education Program. Since school started in September, Bendrine attends Primary Class 4.
|Sandrine is selling peanuts this summer.|
During the summer, she's been helping her out on the farm, harvesting corn and preparing the farm for the new season!
Dorianne spent this summer helping him out in the farm, harvesting corn and clearing the farm for next season.
The first of September was an exciting day for her, since she started going to secondary school!
Colette struggeld a lot in school and is currently repeating Primary Class 5. Throughout the summer, she's been tutored by Katie, a U.S. volunteer with RUDEC. Her improvements were remarkable. We are continuing to give her one-on-one tutoring on Saturdays.
She is HIV-positive, but everytime we take her to the hospital, her CD4 increases, which is very good. Her next test will be in December 2012.
Precious has been sponsored since April 2009 by Ines from Spain. Her mother died during the delivery of Precious and her father is unknown. Precious is 4 years old is repeating Primary Class 1 because she was too young to move to class 2. She is looked after by her grandparents who struggle to survive with just their small farm to provide them with income.
Godwill has been sponsored since March 2009 by Carmen from Romania. He is 4 years old. Godwill’s mother died during the delivery of Godwill and his twin. His father is alive but does not take care of him. He now lives with his grandfather who also takes care of his brother, Ndiensi.
Bertrand has been sponsored since March 2009 by Marzena. He is 12 years old and is currently attending Primary Class 4. His mother died in 2007 during childbirth and his father died in 2005. He is the brother of Delbert and currently lives with his grandmother.
This summer, Rogan and and his sister were helping her out with corn harvesting, and clearing and ploughing the farm for the new season. This only happened a few days per week, because they were also attending the lessons of the After School Education Program.
Fanda has been sponsored since March 2007 by Darya from the UK. She is currently 11 years old, attending Primary Class 6. Her mother is mentally ill and is rarely in the compound, after having abandoned her seven children. The biological father is unknown. Fanda is the sister of Ramata and Elijah and she now lives with her grandmother.
Blaise spent most of the summer with relatives in Bamenda. We hope that he will do better in school this year. It seems like he is changin little by little and getting more focused now that he's growing up. However, he still has to fight against unnecessarry distraction!
Fransisca spent this summerholiday in the south of the country.
During the summer, she went to the South-West region to help her uncle in his cocoa farm with harvesting, cracking out and drying of the cocoa seeds. Unfortunately, Yvette is repeating her schoolyear because she didn't make it in the GCE-examination in June.