Kom Yambeta (Mbam and Inoubou) – The completion and handing over of three classrooms, one head teacher's office and a store, a three-toilet block, hand washing facility and the supply of benches and other office equipment to education authorities in Kalong Government School in Kon Yambetta sub Division of the Mbam and Inoubou Division in the Centre Region left no one indifferent in the area.
In effect, this is one of the several projects the Strategic Humanitarian Services [SHUMAS Cameroon] has provided in a bid to boost education in the country.
The joy of the population of Mbam and Inoubou Division, according to Ndzerem Stephen Njodzeka, Shumas Director General, is expected to reach its peak when a similar project ongoing in Bape Mondial Government School gets to fruition.
The same wind of satisfaction is blowing through the population of Penka Michelle in Menoua Division in the West Region pending the completion of the construction and handing over of three classrooms, a block of three toilets, hand washing facilities and supply of 27 benches, teachers' tables and chairs to one of their schools, CETIC Banock.
Other areas that benefitted from the largesse of Shumas in 2017 include: Douala IV sub Division with its ultra-modern laboratory worth over FCFA 35 million constructed at Government Bilingual High School Sodiko by Shumas and Building Schools for Africa, a UK Charity that has partnered with Shumas over the years to build schools in Cameroon.
In the same vein, the NGO is known to have provided educational assistance through the construction of classrooms and provision of multiple school facilities to schools such as GTC Mbock Kevu in Oku sub Division, GTHS Kedjom Ketinguh, Tubah Sub Division, St. Patrick Technical and Comprehensive College (SAPACTCCO) Babanki Tungoh, still in Tubah Sub Division, Government Primary School Nketisoh, in Bamenda III Sub Division, St. Francis Xavier Catholic Primary school Bonyui, Fondong Sub division, Government Secondary School Ichim, Oku Sub Division, and Government Primary School Kungoh, Baba Sub Division.
The milestone covered in Shumas' humanitarian assistance extends to the health sector including the construction of health centres, partnering with UNICEF to improve routine vaccination in some districts in the North West and West Regions and training of 52 State nurseries to work in village health centres.
Three potable water projects were equally executed in 2017 for village communities in the North West Region. In its social welfare programme, the North West based NGO is presently training 22 people with special needs at its vocational rehabilitation Center. Ten out of this will graduate in March with start up materials for their workshops.