2021 Telethon Update

We wanted to thank our donors again for their generous contribution to Banko Design and iN2L’s 2nd annual Telethon event that raised over $80,000 for Community Development Volunteers for Technical Assistance (CDVTA) in Southwest Cameroon. We are so excited to share an update with you on what CDVTA has accomplished with the donations so far and what is on the horizon!

CONSTRUCTION OF TWO CLASSROOMS AT GBHS MBOUDA-BANOCK

The student population of Government Bilingual High School (GBHS) Mbouda-Banock in the Region of West Cameroon is currently about 3,000 students. Prior to the donations, these children were attending class in makeshift thatch huts. 

With the help of our sponsors, CDVTA was able to build 2 structurally sound, concrete classroom buildings AND equipped them with 60 benches, 2 communal tables, 2 chairs, and 2 blackboards that will ensure at least 400 children can regularly attend classes in a safe and clean environment.

IMPROVED SANITATION
At the neighboring school in Foumbot, 6,000 students (65% of which are girls) lack the necessary hygiene conditions, primarily bathrooms, hindering them from attending school. Because of the donations, CDVTA was able to construct a brand-new bathroom facility, containing 4 separated, indoor toilets. While this may not sound exciting, this helps to reduce infectious diseases among students, especially girls, AND incentivizes children to attend school!

ORGANIC FOOD PRODUCTION

CDVTA again used funds to empower and support small farming households by training over 200 farmers in the Boyo Division in organic crop production. This training will continue to alleviate the food insecurity within the region and provide sustaining change to the Boyo region.

A SPECIAL NOTE FROM FRANCIS NJUAKOM, DIRECTOR OF CDVTA
CDVTA staff and volunteers would like to thank Banko Design Firm, IN2L, and their Friends and Business partners who have generously contributed to the completion and full realization of the water project, implementation, and other aspects of the project. God bless you all.

THANK YOU! 
We are thrilled to see the progress that our partners’ generosity has made in the villages of Northwest Cameroon. The donations have made a HUGE positive impact on the lives of disadvantaged children, women, and seniors. However, there is still so much more to be done! This year, CDVTA’s priority is to incentivize children to attend school by providing proper classrooms, supplies, and bathrooms for students and teachers.

3RD ANNUAL TELETHON
To continue our support, we will be holding our 3rd Annual Telethon to raise funds for these CDVTA initiatives this fall! Follow us on social media to stay up to date with all of our community outreach efforts!

Interested in helping Cameroon now? Reach out to Emily at emily@bankodesign.com for how to donate!

Thank you for your support!
Banko Design, iN2L, & CDVTA

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