Project Background and History

Beautiful Belo
The Sponsor an Orphan Project was started in 2006 by Andy Burger-Seed who was working as a volunteer with BERUDA at the time.

It is based in the small town of Belo, which is located in the English speaking North West province of Cameroon, West Africa.

From quiet first beginnings, the project has expanded to now include over 60 children with further sponsors being found all the time.

The project employs local field workers and is supervised by an international volunteer. Past volunteers have included:

Andy Burger-Seed (Project Founder, UK, Volunteer in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 & 2010)
Dagmara Furman (Project Supervisor, Poland, Nov 2006 - Apr 2007)
Francesca (Volunteer, 2007)
Verena Laub (Volunteer, Germany, 2007)
Sonja Gruber (Project Supervisor, Germany, 2007)
Martin Jones (Project Supervisor, UK, 2008)
Molly Dingwell (Volunteer, UK, 2008)
Niall Holland (Project Supervisor, UK, Nov 2008 - May 2009)
Gemma Burley (Volunteer, UK 2009)
Richard Wesley (Project Supervisor, New Zealand, May 2009 - March 2010)
Kosaku Hida (Volunteer, Japan, Oct 2009 - September 2010)
Louise O'Connor (Project Supervisor, Ireland, January 2010 – May 2010)
Amanda Frye (Volunteer, US, 2006/2010)
Anita Friedrich (Project Supervisor, Germany, March 2010 - August 2011)
Daniel Gruber (Volunteer, US, March - December 2010)
Franki Grindley (Volunteer, UK, July/August 2010)
Colby Lamey(Volunteer, Canada, July/August 2010)
Zuzana Mazurova (Volunteer Slovakia, January-April 2011)
Jahnavi Emmanuel (Volunteer, UK, March-July 2011)
Lizzie Thomas (Project Supervisor, UK, July 2011)
Pablo Capponi (Project Supervisor, Spain, January-March 2012)
Leanne Boschman (Project Supervisor, Canada, March-September 2012)

Local Staff

Hazel 2007 - 2009
John Paul 2009 - Present
Velma 2009 - Present