Education is and remains the top priority of internally displaced people. The right to education is fundamental to every child. A good education equips youngsters with the necessary skills and competencies essential to live meaningful lives.
Since 2016, the forceful displacement of young people of Cameroon's NW and SW regions has severely affected schooling. Their right to education was denied/interrupted since learning institutions became centres of crossfire between the belligerents. This situation posed severe challenges in the quality of education delivered and depleted the young people's ability to learn and develop in such an unsafe environment. Moreover, as they run to safety zones, they still suffer the trauma and lack protection and support.
We believe education will provide security and support and a sense of normalcy needed by the displaced community. We also believe education helps heal the trauma of dislocation, builds resilience in the victims and restores hope for the future. Therefore, quality education will equip, empower, and holistically transform the lives of disadvantaged and vulnerable people forced to flee from their homes in Cameroon's NW and SW regions.
ACOHOF IDP CARE INITIATIVE is working to ensure child education is uninterrupted during this crisis.
Access to education which displaced people are deprived of, is relevant to the sustainable growth of every individual and community. With ACOHOF Family Farm School, we offer free education to IDPs and young people who have no chance to learn. The students are lodged in the school dormitories and eat together with their mates in the school refectory. Our vocational programs equip them with the productivity skills, experience and sureness needed to change their lives and the future of their communities.