Part of our commitment at ICA is to ensure that our programs are accessible to the entire community, in the case of the education program; this includes regular interviews with school authorities, members of the parent-teacher association, and the expertise of Cameroon’s Centre for International Cooperation.

Through these discussions, we realised that simply building classrooms was not enough to improve the level of education in the communities we serve.  Enrolment rates continued to be low, as many families could not afford the necessary uniform, textbooks, and other supplies that are needed by each student.

In order to better serve the needs of the communities, each new classroom program includes funding for uniforms, textbooks and uniforms – hundreds of uniforms and thousands of textbooks – because every child has the right to an education.