Since 2008, Counterpart’s school feeding program in Cameroon’s North West and North Regions have proven that serving free meals and take-home rations to children at school leads to higher student enrollment and retention, especially among girls.
The children of Badjouma Radier, Cameroon are growing stronger and learning more—and the whole community is rejoicing.
Our partners have built a network of 150 communities to keep girls in school and improve nutrition for 14,000 families.
In Demsa, Cameroon, many families don’t have the money to buy pencils or workbooks for their school-age children. Without these simple tools, children cannot attend school.
The first U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit concluded on Wednesday afternoon with a speech by President Obama. In his closing remarks, he stated:
Dr. Jonathan Koehler, Cultural Attaché from the U.S. Embassy of Cameroon, experienced first-hand how Counterpart International is tackling the challenges of food insecurity and education in the Northern Region of Cameroon.