We have the pleasure to introduce to you our nonprofit Organization: Bridgers Association Cameroon is a national Non -Profit Organization that was founded in 2013 and got registered in 2016. Operating from our head office in Yaounde Cameroon, we have as mission to empower women through advocacy so as to attain gender equality and minimize gender based violence. We therefore have the vision for a level ground where all women/girls would have equal access to resources to enable them live healthier and happier lives; their sex, age, colour/race, country and financial backgrounds notwithstanding.
We are a youth led Organization, having been cofounded by youths; we give the pride of place to the youths (both male and female) ranging from the ages of 20 – 40 to be at the helm of leadership positions in the Organization through a simple and fair majority voting system conducted once every two years by members of the Organization’s General Assembly. The voted youths head the different focused programs of the Organization under the Coordination of a general Coordinator who is herself a youth and Co-founder of the Organization.
Our projects fall largely under the following programs: environmental education, Gender Based Violence Prevention, Climate smart agriculture, Sexual Reproductive Health Rights and Menstrual Hygiene Education, promotion of the concept of volunteerism, water Sanitation and hygiene (WASH).
With the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic and which is requiring great social, economic and psycho-social support, we launched a COVID-19 response program in which we aim at reaching out to vulnerable and under-served communities with sensitization on the preventive measures as well as providing the beneficiaries with WASH and hygiene kits to prevent/stop the spread of COVID-19. We count on your support to continue providing more education on the preventive measures, more face masks, wash hand stations, hydro-alcoholic gels for hand and surface sanitization, soap for hand washing and to reach out to many more vulnerable communities all over Cameroon.
Also within the context of the ongoing Anglophone crisis which has degenerated into an armed conflict in Cameroon, Bridgers Association Cameroon based on its principles of solidarity and compassion have been seeking and providing basic material and psycho-social support to the thousands of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) who have escaped from their original places and are seeking refuge in other parts of the country under deplorable conditions. With your support, we are able to train and donate seed capital for them to start small but profitable ventures to sustain them and their families, provide them with hygiene kits for a healthy life style, and provide them material and food stuff.
As one of our advocacy programs, we are concerned with promoting the bodily autonomy of women/girls and adolescents’ sexual reproductive health and rights. Our strategy has been through the Organization of capacity building workshops to train trainers to harness and amplify our continuous awareness raising/sensitization campaigns efforts carried out in schools and communities to impact vulnerable and marginalized groups of women and girls. Through this program we are therefore giving women and girls the opportunity to be aware of their fundamental human rights relating to a sound mental and physical health as enshrined in the UN Universal Declarations of Human Rights.
Through the promotion of Sustainable Organic Agriculture, we are impacting the lives of marginalized Indigenous Baka Pygmy women in the East Region of Cameroon by training them on vegetable cultivation for both commercial and home consumption as practical solutions to reduce poverty and malnutrition in their communities. We train them on effective land use and sustainable land management as well as the planting of fruit trees to mitigate the effects of climate change. There is urgent request to scale up this project and reach more vulnerable communities in Cameroon for a wider impact.
We are equally very concerned with WASH Projects, as at October 2020, Bridgers Association with funding from the Japan Water Forum (JWF) shall be rehabilitating a Water Resource Collection Point in Kake Village, Center Region of Cameroon. This project shall benefit more than 1000 persons in this enclaved community. This community and many more need boreholes for sufficient and portable water supply.
Just like water, in the Baka Pygmy communities, toilets are near absent and so community dwellers practice open defecation which is negative for their health. Consequently, there is great need for the provision of pit latrines and capacity building on WASH in these communities.
Beside other projects, we recently introduced a five years pilot phase project on promoting the concept of volunteerism by training and building the capacities of young girls and youths to engage into volunteering so as to gain practical skills that increases their chances of gaining a job in the labour market. We make them to build leadership and career talents within the ambit of the SDGs. As such, we teach the goals in line with the program. We equally run many programs in secondary schools benefiting thousands of students. Through our volunteerism program we have been able to host and train three German Citizens here in Cameroon, namely Dana Elena Harms; David Altrath Jesse; and Vagt Luca who had the honourable opportunity not only to learn what we do but had an inside on the different cultures of Cameroon having over 250 languages making it Africa miniature.
For more about our programs and projects please visit our website: https: www.bridgersngo.org
Please join us and become our partner by supporting us financially so we can scale the impact of our work by funding other Grassroots Organizations which are committed in bringing social change in their varied various communities.
As partners in development, your logo will feature in our website and in all our communication materials and from time to time we would promote your brand through our social media channels to increase your visibility by projecting your Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) engagement in the world.
We would equally provide you with necessary documents to enable you have Tax Reduction in your country for your charity donation for our work.
However, should you have any worries about establishing a partnership with us, please get in touch with us using the addresses on the letter head and we will respond as quickly as possible.
Attached to this partnership letter is:
Our bank Account details:
Bank Account Details
Bank Name: National Financial Credit (NFC)
Bank Account Name: Bridgers Association Cameroon
Bank Account Number: 10025 00043 36401066758 74
IBAN Number: CM2110025000433640106675874
Bank Swift Code: NAFCCMCY
Bank Address: P.O BOX 6578 Yaounde Cameroon
Please, Accept our Best Regards and with Gratitude.
General Coordinator and Co-Founder (Bridgers Association Cameroon)
AZAH JACKLINE CHEY.