How Does Your Donation Help Elena NGO?

How Does Your Donation Help Elena NGO?

We continue to support the most vulnerable living in the South West Region of Cameroon, hard hit by poverty and complemented by the nefarious effects of the separatist war. There is still much to be achieved. Get involved and together we can help reduce poverty to the barest minimum, increase school enrolment, reduce the number of school dropouts, teenage pregnancies/early marriages and give the best chances in life to those who live in abject poverty in the urban and rural areas.
What Does Child Sponsorship Include?

What Does Child Sponsorship Include?

This covers the cost of fees so that the child can attend school as a safe place away from the dangers of where they live.

All children are entitled to nutritious meals a day and have access to safe, clean drinking water through guardians and fostered families.

We provide access to basic medical care for all children supported by ELENA

Families and guardians of sponsored children have access to a variety of other services and support provided by us.

All children receive assorted gifts for general use (school and daily use) to wear each day. For children in primary school, this also includes sportswear. Children not enrolled in schools, received support for vocational training.

For pawpers, food items, beddings and medical care

Your donations permits Our team of well trained social workers offer help and advice to the children we support and their families. We assist individuals in their personal projects for both financial and emotional stability

Children have access to a safe place all year round, not just during school time as w ensure, through regular monitoring that our support is not misappropriated.

Part of your contribution goes towards helping us to improve the service delivery and expand the services we offer to the children and communities we work with.

How are our Children Assessed & Identified?

How are our Children Assessed & Identified?

Each year, a group of vulnerable children between the ages of 3-15 are identified by our social workers to join ELENA and we are always looking for generous individuals and organizations to support these children. Help make a difference and start sponsoring a child today.

Our work has always been focused on the most vulnerable children and families living in Manyu Division and beyond. We only work with those who are the poorest of the poor and at the lowest levels of the community. The selection process is very strict, with two different social workers assessing the same family.

The Administrative Assistant will then also conduct check-up visits to ensure all the information we receive is correct. The selection criteria is based on vulnerability including poverty levels, disability, HIV&AIDS and family situation.

The children who are chosen often live in single rooms, mud huts without any facilities, come from single parent (often female-headed) households with very low incomes, only receive one small meal a day and are malnourished. Some of them are also disabled and suffer from difficult family situations (alcoholism, mental problems, extreme poverty and various diseases including HIV&AIDS).

In addition to the support from sponsors, we also ask the parents/guardians of our children to make a small contribution per term (based on our assessment of what the family is able to pay). This is to further support their children at school and helps to ensure parents/guardians continue to take responsibility for their child’s education and wlfare

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