COVID-19 Response: With the outbreak of this deadly virus, our team at Bridgers Association Cameroon is mobilized and providing assistance in local communities to fight and prevent the further spread of COVID-19. We are mainstreaming COVID-19 into all our programmes and projects.
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Bridgers Association Cameroon is a registered Non-Profit Organization with a mission to empower women/girls to create an environment in which both men and women enjoy equity, contribute and benefit as equal partners without any barriers.
We attain our mission through advocacy, education and sensitization of the society, donations, awareness campaigns and deliver resource support.
´Accredited to the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Bridgers flexibly works with new and innovative individuals and partners who are passionate about providing solutions to the challenges vulnerable people and communities face.
This meeting was a milestone as it established a fruitful partnership between Canada and Bridgers Association Cameroon.
This project is an ongoing agricultural scheme which involves the cultivation of food crops such as plantains; cassava; as well as economic trees including cocoa; avocado; pineapple; mango; plum; guava; tangerine; coconut; soursop; oranges, moringa as well as sugar cane.
The goals for this agricultural scheme is to realize a resource farm containing the above mentioned crops and trees that will serve as an avenue for training vulnerable women in Cameroon on sustainable large scale agriculture. This farm shall equally serve as seeds bank for such beneficiary women to enable them establish their own individual farms for economic purposes. Equally children education shall be enhanced through the award of scholarships. Also, some of the economic trees which will be nursed in this farm will be planted in different school milieus accompanied by environmental education passed on to the pupils and students of the beneficiary schools within the Center Region of Cameroon. In addition, the proceeds that will be realized from this farm shall go a long way to ensure the sustainability of the activities of our Organization and subsequent reinvestment in to the farm.
So far, the vast farm land has been acquired; the plantain; cassava, pineapple and economic trees planted, however, to maximize crop survival and output/harvest, there is the need to install an irrigation system in this farm to ensure that crops have enough water and prevent the effects of drought, and most importantly, soil friendly fertilizers and pesticides shall be required. To prevent postharvest losses, we intent to put in place solar dryers and other machineries for cassava and plantain transformation. There is equally the need for workers to be deployed to take care of the crops as they grow. Both human and financial resources shall be required to carry out environmental education in schools involving the planting of economic trees. We intend to gain a larger market by exporting both natural and transformed plantains (plantain chips and flour) to countries within Africa and the developed world.
Bridgers Association Cameroon just completed a Japan Water Forum funded project on WASH in the locality of Kake-Ntui in the Center Region of Cameroon. This project project has improved and provided clean and safe drinking water to a over a thousand people in a community where they have never in their lives known clean water. This community also within the context of the project benefited COVID-19 sensitization as well as WASH kits donations thanks to Bridgers and JWF 2020 funding.
Fighting Covid-19 in Schools:
June 1, 2020, our team was out on a Sensitization campaign against COVID-19 in Ayungha Bilingual Comprehensive High School Yaounde Cameroon. With support from Becker/Cordes Stiftung Germany, we carried out educative talks on COVID-19 with special focus on the barrier measures and donated hygiene and sanitation kits to the school administration as well hand sanitizers to the students. We drilled both teachers and students through practical demonstration on proper techniques of hand washing with soap.