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Back-to-school charity: Sundrop Initiative paves way for kids
News / Latest / Ernest Kanjo / Sunday, 14 August 2016 21:15
IMG-20160808-WA0014Amongst the tools that are used in weaving development, education stands out. Clearly, it is the one with which every other tool depend, to perform the usually herculean task of nation building. Without education, life may go on, but with untold ruptures which could easily have been avoided, if the case was different. Even after they retire from active service, people have been seen, still studying and some, formally. That is undoubtedly illustrative to the fact that education is the key or perhaps gateway to every genuine progress.         

That every child has a right to education may be well spelled out and not easily contested. But that not every child has it, is a more conspicuous reality. As we write, there are still children, who because of inadequate financial and material means, are unable to go to school. Even when tuition at elementary level is generally considered as minimal or affordable, not every child or their parents have been able to raise the money. In some cases, these aspiring learners have homeless, parentless and sickness situations to deal with, making education far-fetched.

In other situations, some less privileged children who go to school have been unable to meet their basic needs. This has most often resulted to irregular attendance (absenteeism) and suspension from school because they cannot pay or complete payment of school fees. Some of them simple drop out. This had definitely had a toll on their later lives.

Though they have always made efforts, governments have been unable to totally solve this problem. That explains why the civil society has stepped in to contribute its own quota.

Sundrop Initiative holds education in high esteem, just as the non-governmental organization bothers about the betterment of less privileged children. Contributing to the education of these children is one of the organization’s most prestigious goals.

In its social development mission geared towards bettering the lives of less privileged children, Sundrop Initiative is organizing a back-to-school fundraiser from August 26-27, 2016 in Buea, Cameroon. According to the organization, the exercise dubbed NOW, YOU CAN, is a come-together of Cameroonian entertainers who are willing to give back (in this first edition, to enable beneficiaries go back to school prepared).

To that effect, a fundraiser which will be done in the form of games has been slated for Hotel Residence Carlos, Muea. During the event, movie actors, musicians, fashion designers, models, etc, will engage in games with the general public, during which time, charitable donations will be made. “This will happen on the first day, that is August the 26th,” Elynn Fesse Basil told TIPTOPSTARS. “On day two, that is August the 27th, we shall hand out scholarships and school materials to pupils,” the founder of Sundrop Initiative told us further.

Apart from catering for the education needs of the less privileged, Sundrop Initiative also takes and follows up cases of child abuse, child labour, domestic violence, rape, basic human rights violation, etc. It also promotes gender equality and handles gender-based issues.

In February this year, the organization visited three orphanages in Fako Division in the South West region of Cameroon. The visit was succeeded by a Charity Dinner in Buea which Apex 1 Radio (www.apex1radio.com) covered live.

Meantime, a radio documentary on the Sundrop Initiative back-to-school charity programme will be produced and aired on Apex 1 Radio in early September.

Meantime, its founder, Elynn Fesse Basil is a reputably engaged Cameroonian actress who believes that films can go beyond entertainment and be a veritable medium for development.

For more information on Sundrop Initiative and for your support, contact its head office at

Miss Bright entrance, Bomaka, Buea, Cameroon.
Tel: 00 (237) 670933409 / 694995911
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Facebook page: Sundrop Initiative Twitter: #SunDini

Last Updated on Sunday, 14 August 2016 21:45


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