Thank you for the opportunity to introduce you to Bonazah Community Development of Africa, Inc. (BOCODA) a 501 (c) (3) 170 Public Charity registered in the United States and to request your support for our campaign to support disadvantage children in Africa.
BOCODA is a non-for profit organization founded on July 18, 2013 by Benjamen Azah. As a native of Africa, he knows from personal experience the impact poverty and lack of services has on the citizens. He began BOCODA with his own money as a way to provide humanitarian aid through increased access to promoting educational programs encouraging student retention in primary and secondary schools, and stimulation of rural economy through microfinance programs. The mission of BOCODA is to leverage educational and financial resources in order to increase and improve the way of life for underprivileged youth in developing nations. Benjamen Azah has returned to his hometown in the Ngie area of Cameroon, Africa to initiate projects in which the underserved are afforded education, healthcare, and financial independence.
Bonazah imagines a world where every underserved child receives quality education in other to thrive in their communities, nation, and the world at large.
One of our goal is to give the underserved children's the opportunity to make a difference in their life by working with local schools, rural councils and orphanages to create a safe, loving and nurturing environment by teaching these children a good traditional values that enriches cultural beliefs and customs enabling them to grow up and be great asset to their community; healthy, educated and well-balance adults so they can contribute in the future development of their hometown. The least we can do is by supporting them to achieve the very basic of human rights which is to enable them to graduate from primary and secondary school through our education empowerment program.
Education is like food and shelter. It is considered basic to one's life. While food is for health and shelter for the body, education is for the mind. Education enhances one's knowledge and as the saying goes; knowledge is power. However, power that a person possess will be dependent on how an individual uses it. This is where the education should be given importance. As education is geared towards individual development, such development should eventually transform into social development.
It is one important policy that a state must promote, as education is the only means to understand its history, culture and to some extent their religion. Education is the only means to unite a country, a people as nation. Education can help people alleviate their lives from poverty. People who are educated have better chances of being employed thus, they can earn for their family and themselves. If People have better and stable jobs, there are chances that they will not get involved with crimes which some of them desperately do because they lack money.
Education help people to have a better sense of what to do with the world thus they also tend not to live their lives only for themselves but also for other people in the world. Causes and foundations which involve resolving issues in depressed places and other problem areas in the world are run mostly by people who know how such things work. Some even do their best to educate people from such situations in order to help them stand up on their own and live better lives.
We believe that Education can be the best solution to all the world’s problems. As an organization we do our part in helping the government and not so fortunate people in achieving their dreams by letting them know that EDUCATION IS A RIGHT.
"Every government degenerates when trusted to the rulers of the people alone. The people themselves, therefore, are its only safe depositories. And to render even them safe, their minds must be improved to a certain degree." --Thomas Jefferson
We believe in the formal education system and also understand that vocational training is a form of education which can be very important in job creation. Education is a life-long process. Gandhi, who was a great educationist, laid great stress on the usefulness of education. He was of the opinion that children should be taught crafts like carpentry, tailoring, masonry, iron smithy, weaving, etc., with which they can earn a living. Today we call all this vocational training. The importance of vocational training cannot be over emphasizing as in itself demands learning in practical form. By supporting less privilege communities out of extreme poverty Bonazah finds it important to support the informal sector through vocational training.
The Education Program offers more than just a classroom learning environment. It fully invests in student development, providing mentorship in cultural and traditional values, counseling, tutoring, career panels, study skills and community service. Bonazah's commitment is to fully invest in providing for underprivileged children, the educational services that can transformed and enriched them with mentorship in cultural and traditional values, counseling, tutoring. Career panel, developmental skills and community services volunteers-ship
Bonazah supports the training of education practitioners including teachers, teacher trainers and government education officers. We trained teachers on making resources, multi-grade teaching and using learner-centered teaching strategies such as group discussion, games, peer support, effective seating arrangements and working with children with special needs and/or learning difficulties.
We also Education managers in school leadership, accountability, planning and budgeting, and how to engage communities in school activities. In Tanzania, a quality education assessment tool was developed and used by head teachers to review their school’s performance against governance, budgets, the role of senior management teams, quality of teaching and learning, curriculum delivery and inclusion.
We focuses on implementing new education strategies, which emphasize the need for quality primary and basic education and community engagement for children’s education especially girls’ enrolment and retention. We develop strategies to strengthen cooperation with other development agencies and CSOs to increase influence on education policies and their implementation. Program will continue to scale up work on improving teaching and education management, so more quality education services are available for the most disadvantaged.
Universal primary education was one of the main article in the millennium development goals (MDG), however according to the 2013 MDG report Most countries have achieved universal primary enrolment—rates of 90 per cent or higher—so the continent as a whole is expected to achieve Goal 2. Low completion and high grade repetition remain a challenge, however, as one in three students drop out. Reasons include late entry, poverty, poor quality of education and a lack of awareness of education’s importance. It is worth noting that due to lack of finance, shelter, most orphan and poor children cannot access primary education and thus have no encouragement to access education.
Most of these street children, orphans in Africa are homeless living without control and guardians, a majority are orphans by AIDS, 17.8 million children under 18 have been orphaned by AIDS and that this will rise to 25 million by 2015. Around 15.1 million or 85 percent of these children live in sub-Saharan Africa. In some countries which are badly affected by the epidemic, a large percentage of all orphaned children - for example 74 percent in Zimbabwe and 63 percent in South Africa - are orphaned due to AIDS. In some countries, a larger proportion of orphans have lost their parents to AIDS than to any other cause of death - meaning that, were it not for the HIV epidemic, these children would not have been orphaned.
TARGET OF THE PROJECT
1. Street children
2. Children orphaned by HIV/AIDS
3. Poor complete orphans
4. Extremely poor homes in sub-Sahara Africa
STEPS TO TAKE
Preparation of projects materials with specifications on target beneficiaries
Collaboration with local community leaders to identify targets beneficiaries
Identification and registration process
Mobilization of recourses and support to targeted beneficiaries
Provide assistance to all beneficiaries
Ensure proper dissemination of assistance to direct beneficiaries
Monitoring of beneficiaries improvements
Evaluation and reporting for continuation and sustainability.
More children gain access to education in Africa
The gap between the less privilege and the privilege is bridge through universal access to education
Your gift can help provide quality education to those who currently lack access to education, thereby creating lives-saving opportunities for disadvantage children who might otherwise die without your support. We hope you will partner with us to provide hope, health, and a brighter future. Thank you for your time and contribution.
Bonazah Community Development of Africa Team
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