In 1991, Daughter of Charity created a Training Centre for young "single mother" who came to give birth in the Dschang's maternity in order to teach them basic education under a given programme. This human and professional training allows them to take charge of their own lives, be helpful for their family and be part of the community.
Other time, we realised that preventing the problem of early motherhood with all the consequences was a major challenge. Therefore, we have to propose to young girls other solutions. In 1993 the training for young people led to an official degree (Social and family Economy CAP). At that time the Centre was recognized by the Ministry of Social Affairs under the name “Women-oriented and training Centre Ste Louise de Marillac”.
In 2006, the Centre became a Technical High School opened for boys who weren’t able to go in other high schools either of lack of funds or by learning difficulties, in order to meet requirements of the Cameroon National Education Ministry. Today among our 100 students, 90 of them are working on different school sectors to get an official degree at the end of their studies in social and family economy, accounting, carpentry, medical secretariat, clothing industry and masonry. The ten other students are learning embroidery, knitting, sewing, hairdressing without neglecting literacy, general knowledge and calculation.
"A good education is the key and the roots of a virtuous life” (Plutarque)
Ste Louise de Marillac high school helps young people with learning difficulties. It’s a huge challenge, but the staff works and helps them with devotion and patience in order to reach education’s goals. Despite difficulties, we look forward with great hope. We take advantage of these young people’ skills by organising different activities which allow them to enjoy and get back their child’s dignity from God to become better. The Christian training is one of our most concerns. Every year many young people get ready for Christening and First Communion.
What is our aim?
We want to help those 15 young people aged 11 to 15 to have access to education. They have intellectual skills, but they don’t have enough material and financial means for their training.
Where will the project take place?
Education will be carried out in Sainte Louise High School. Teenagers will be registered in different sectors: carpentry, clothing industry, social and family economy, accounting. The project will last the time of the school studies, the cycle of study is 4 years: 3 young people are enrolled in Year 8, 6 in year 9 and 6 in Year 10.
Thank you to every single person who will help us to carry this project!
I am a Charity Girl serving the Dschang Community (West Area) in Cameroon.
The community is composed of 11 Sisters serving in different sectors: 3 in education in Sainte Louise High School, 4 in Health care in Saint Vincent de Paul Hospital and in DREAM Centre, 2 in Care Centre “Hope” for disabled children, 1 in pastoral and in the canteen for children in difficult situation and 1 in study.
Personally I work in the administrative area in Sainte Louise high school in Marillac, but also in pastoral and canteen for children in difficult situation.