We say goodbye to 2017 and welcome 2018. There is always so much activity and personal business to attend to that it is easy to forget to thank our valued supporters, like you, for your support and donations.
The holiday season offers us a special opportunity to extend our personal thanks to our donors, supporters, Volunteers, staff and our very best wishes for the future.
We wish you and your family Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year. You are the cornerstone of our successes. Thanks for the many lives that we have been able to impact together for the past 5 years. Our business is a source of pride to us, and with a team like you, we find going to work a rewarding experience. Thank you for your engagement and commitment to making a difference.
I hope you will take an advantage of this giving season to support Bonazah Community Development of Africa by acting now. Please make a tax-deductible donation now or before December 31, 2017 in support of our programs. The time to act is now, click on the donate button on our Facebook page and make an impact by donating.
Join our Annual Fundraiser Campaign by donating in support of our work. Help us reach our objective helping children, empower women and young girls and youth empowerment.
Bonazah’s activities are geared towards sustainable livelihood and poverty alleviation for underserved children, women empowerment, supporting military families, promoting education, youth initiatives, and economic growth.
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A day before the Thanksgiving holiday, We at Bonazah Community Development of Africa want to thank you for your support. We are grateful for your dedication, commitment and contributions for the past 5 years.
You have enables us to empowered young girls and women, youth empowerment and provide support to underprivileged children.
Thank You, for enabling us to progressively expand our programs and reach out to many in needs locally and internationally.
While we celebrate this Thanksgiving with family and friends, remember to pause for a moment and pray for world peace and to salute the men and women who are proudly serving our country at home and abroad away from their families unable to spend this special day with loved ones.
Tributes to you for all our achievements, together we will continue to fulfill many more dreams. Wishing you and your family happy Thanksgiving.
Bonazah Community Development of Africa Team.
Share with Family and Friends. Make a tax deductible Donation to help us reach our goal of $5000 Dollars. Any amount; $5, $10 or $$ is appreciated. Thank you for your generous gift.
Bonazah Community provides education support, and advice in order to ensure fair and equitable education opportunities and reduce illiteracy rate and promote advancement; while enhancing partnership with the local communities to provide for underprivileged and underserved children resources that enable them to have basic equal educational opportunity. Any amount of donation is appreciated. You may visit www.bonazah.com where you can find more information about our Programs and please click the "Donate" to make an online contribution in support of our goals. If you are making a donation by check, please make it payable to: “Bonazah Community Development of Africa” and mail it to: Post Office Box 917, Fort Drum, NY 13602.
From Bonazah Community Development of Africa Team.
Bonazah Community Development of Africa and Sunny Village Foundation joined forces at Microsoft’s Africa Day on 11 October, 2016, at Microsoft’s Commons Nonprofit Fair; Microsoft is a strong supporter of charities around the world – they encourage employees to donate freely throughout the year, and culminate the drive with an annual event in October of each year… this year’s theme was Africa Day, so it was a perfect setting for these two non-profit charities to join together in an effort to help those in African communities who are in need of our support.
Travel to the Microsoft campus in Redmond was a miracle in itself… the week had been full of rain and sunless days, but on the 11th, everything turned out to be clear and wonderful. The Bonazah contingent made it into the Commons cafeteria first, and setup the desk where we would share our message with (literally) thousands of Microsoft employees as seen in above shot of our setup.
Microsoft made it really easy to do the setup, too… connection drops for free Internet service right by each desk they had setup for the charities participating… an individual BARCODE right on the table, so employees could just scan the code into their phones and make their contribution right from the phone… we couldn’t have asked for anything better. As the lunch hour progressed, many folks began to stop by our booth, looking for information on how to contribute… here’s a group shot of the activity at the Bonazah/Sunny Village desk: Some contributions have already been received from this gathering… our thanks go out to all who contributed, and those who picked up our materials for a possible future contribution to Bonazah/Sunny Village efforts to aid those in need in Africa. We were proud to have been selected for this Microsoft event, and look forward to participating in many other events like it around the country. If you would like to contribute to our efforts, please visit the Bonazah homepage and click the DONATE button.
New York, October 10, 2016 Bonazah Community Development of Africa (BOCODA) and Trustech Higher Institute of Technology (TRUSTECH) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to expand ongoing education and research in Cameroon; to enhance the understanding of economic development; foster women empowerment through business and education; development, implementation, and monitoring of microfinance schemes that will benefit the underserved; provide economic education to individuals with limited formal education; and other activities deemed mutually beneficial to all parties. This will enable Bonazah Community Development of Africa to identify and provide humanitarian assistance to it beneficiary in South West Region in an effective and efficiency way.
“We are thankful to our donors for their generosity, commitment and sponsorship that enable us to partner with TRUSTECH,” said Mr. Dick Metcalf, Communication and Technology Director, BOCODA. Teaming up with TRUSTECH to engage in a research driven project “Empowering Women to be self-sufficiency through Business and Education” is an exciting development for our organization.
BOCODA partnership agreement with TRUSTECH exemplifies their dedication to nonprofit initiatives. The partnership reflects our desire to collaborate with institutions and organizations that share our vision of providing most needed services to the underserved sector of our population.
For more information about Bonazah Community Development of Africa, visit its website at www.bonazah.com. And For more information about Trustech Higher Institute of Technology, visit its website at http://www.trustech.org/
For more information please contact:
Phone: (1-888) 998-6999
Chesterfield, Virginia, September 23, 2016 – Bonazah Community Development of Africa; Board of Directors, today announced the hiring of a Teacher for After-School and Weekend Program for Government School Mbambe. The Board of Directors congratulates the final candidate who was selected to launch all educational endeavors sponsored by Sunny Village Foundation. The success of this program in GS Mbambe will enable the sponsor to continue sponsoring the project for many years to come and eventually lead to expansion to other primary schools in the area. This achievement underscores Bonazah Community’s commitment to continue to provide support to communities serving children from impoverished communities.
About Bonazah Community Development of Africa
Founded in July 18, 2013, Bonazah Community Development of Africa has been involved in community development, since July, 2013. It is known for Teachers hiring program to primary schools, Women empowerment program, Scholarship Programs to underprivileged children, Support to Military Members and their Families. “Bonazah Community Development of Africa is position to continue to provide educational services to the most in need with it partnership with Sunny Village Foundation. We are thankful to provide education enhancement opportunity to the pupils of Government School Mbambe” added Benjamen A. Azah, President/CEO of BOCODA, INC.
For more information about Bonazah Community Development of Africa, visit its website at www.bonazah.com.
Bonazah Community Development of Africa has 2 Part-Time Job Openings for After-School and Weekend Program for Government School Mbambe, Ngie Subdivision, North West Region; Cameroon. These openings are for the academic year 2016-17. Applicants must have the following qualifications:
Qualifications and requirements
Salary: Starting salary amount is negotiable and dependent on applicant’s qualifications. Schedule: Saturdays: Working hours are from 08:00 AM to 2 PM and for selected two weekdays after school program One hours each except for national and school holidays.
Contact: Thank you for your interest. If you require any additional information please contact the Regional Manager-Cameroon, Ms. Minette, Phone: (237) 670-648-938 or (237) 666-995-899, and email: Minette@bocodainc.com
Bonazah Community Development of Africa is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and is committed to making employment decisions based on merit. We are committed to complying with Federal, State and local laws providing equal employment opportunities, as well as all laws related to terms and conditions of employment. The organization desires to keep a work environment free of sexual harassment or discrimination based on race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, marital status, age or any other status protected by Federal, State or local laws.
Government School Abichia Village Enhancement Initiative A Betterways Africa International (BAI) and Bonazah Community Development of Africa (BOCODA)
Community Support Partnership Initiative
Following a request from the Abichia village community for organizational and financial and management support and assistance for the construction of minimal school facilities for its only primary school, Betterways Africa International, a non-profit organization based in Bamenda, Cameroon responded favorably. The Project beneficiary is Government School Abichia, Ngie Subdivision, in the North West Region, Cameroon.
Abichia is a remote village in the Ngie subdivision in the North West Region of Cameroon in West Africa. The inhabitants of Abichia village are mostly subsistence peasant farmers, and are not able afford capital investment such as buildings for the school on their own. They people are peace-loving and hard-working community and are hardly reached by development opportunities. Despite Government efforts over the years, the schools infrastructure mainly consists of two recently constructed classrooms, and dilapidated mud and palm front huts. There is no portable water point for the school. See pictures attached. The recent efforts of the Government in constructing two new classrooms creates a positive context and paves the way for successful implementation this project to complete the revitalization of basic primary school facilities for the over 300 children and Abichia and neighboring villages.
Overall Project Objective:
The projects involve the construction and equipment of five classrooms, two toilets, and a portable water facility for Government School Abichia, over the next 5 years. Following initial preparations, BAI launched in partnership with the beneficiary village community and moral encouragement of the local area Andek Council in December 2015. This project will supplement the efforts of the Government which constructed two classrooms for the village in 2014, making a total of 6 classrooms and a shared office space for the teachers, a separate space for the Head Teacher, and a portable water point. The school facilities aim to give services to 300 primary school children from Abichia and neighboring villages. It will enhance access and quality of education for children in this remote, rural community, and increase the attendance rates. With a population of about 300 primary children of school age , the people who themselves expressed a desire for this project have been seeking for a prospective infrastructural face-lift of the school and are willing to invest their own time and effort for the construction.
Current Status of the Project
Following various preparatory initial resources provided by the Founder of BAI, the construction of two classrooms was launched in late 2015. Progress achieved included:
Given the forward-looking momentum created by the construction of two classrooms by the Government, this project seeks build to contribute further to the creation of:
Total estimated budget including (including contingency): The total budget estimate of entire project is about 35 millions frs CFA, (USD 70,000). The local beneficially will provide all manual labor for the project, therefore demonstrating their ownership and commitment to the education of their children.
Partnership with Bonazah Community Development of Africa
In January 2016, Bonazah Community Development of Africa (Bocoda Inc.) a non-profit organization based in the United States gained awareness about the Project and joined forces with the initiator, Betterways Africa International (BAI) for the process forward toward successful implementation of the next phases of the project. This vital partnership is expected to significantly boost efforts toward implementation of the project, notably through:
HOW YOU CAN HELP!
For further information about this project, please contact:
International: (1-315) 804-9491
Sustainability and Maintenance
The project will seek to develop the capacities of the School Maintenance Committee to ensure permanent upkeep and maintenance of the facilities to be developed.
This Committee will be made of all interested and resourceful parties, the school Head master, representatives of the Parent Teacher Association (PTA), the Chief of the Village and skilled parents. It will be responsible for and creating community awareness of school issues, fundraising, and conduct of maintenance work. Its composition and role will be finalized in consultation with the school.
Bonazah Community Development of Africa (BOCODA INC) provides support, educate, and advise in order to ensure fair and equitable