Alphonse Yombi, the founder of our association, has accomplished something with his career that many Cameroonians can only dream of: He escaped the cycle of poverty because he had the chance to take his life into his own hands. Out of thankfulness for his own success, he continues to support not only his family, friends, and neighbors, but also the street children and orphans in Cameroon, whom his training center gives the opportunity to learn skills in various professional fields.
After the end of his professional athletic career, he and his friends founded Deutsche Kamerun-Hilfe e.V. (German Cameroon Aid) in 2002, with the idea of providing lasting assistance. We are a public association classified as an NGO, a non-government organization. Our transparent structure shows that your donation will be used in full to support our aid projects.
Helping people help themselves – the underlying idea
As of 2008, the population of Cameroon was approximately 16.3 million inhabitants. The unemployment rate is very high, at nearly 60%. This is due to the fact that many people lack professional skills needed to find appropriate employment on the job market. This leads to the danger of seeking comfort in alcohol, and thus being unable to seek employment.
We would like to change this situation in Cameroon, and use our education and continuing education centers to provide interested people with the opportunity to attain special knowledge in order to find employment. This should provide motivation and enable people to earn their own guaranteed income.
We assume that simply providing these groups of people with donations of goods or financial support will not lead to lasting success. That is why we decided to construct education and continuing education centers in Cameroon. We would like to provide people with our expert aid in order to enable them to take their lives into their own hands. The training center and metal workshop in Yaoundé were a first step, and courses began in summer of 2008.