In Midjivin, Cameroon, the Daughters of Charity are involved in the education of young people in the St Catherine Labouré school complex.
There are a total of 528 pupils aged between 3 and 20 years old. Of these, 76 come from neighbouring towns and live in a saré (boarding school), next to the community under the responsibility of the sisters.
In this region, where the state is unable to guarantee access to education, the FDLC has managed to open kindergarten and primary classes, and then secondary and high school classes over the years. The school has already presented two classes to the Brevet of the first cycle with a 100% success rate and the new classes of 1st and 12th grades have the objective of obtaining the baccalaureate.
With the support of the Rosalie Projects, the school has been able to progressively acquire school equipment and digital tools to ensure its management and operation.
Meals were also provided to the pupils who, often arriving at school empty-handed, found it difficult to stay focused.
The vast majority of these students' families live from agriculture and do not always have the means to finance their children's studies, especially their school materials.
Books are expensive and the school itself does not have sufficient resources to provide the textbooks needed to follow the courses.
With this new project, "Cap sur le Bac", students in the first and last year of secondary school will have new and adequate textbooks to follow their schooling and reach the baccalaureate with peace of mind.
"In addition to being used during classes, these books will also allow the students to work at home when they return from their days at the school and to be more assiduous in their personal work" Sister Clarisse
The school is faced with another difficulty: recruiting and retaining quality teaching staff to ensure that the pupils are well looked after.
Given the distance between the school and the surrounding towns, transport is long and costly.
The Daughters of Charity are therefore aware that they must contribute to the transport costs of the teachers in order to give them the desire to remain at the service of the institution and to adhere to the educational and pedagogical project of the establishment.
Thanks to your support: 60 students in the first and last years of secondary school will reach the baccalaureate, accompanied in their academic journey by 25 teachers who are committed to their success.
A big thank you!
With them, thanks to you
Je suis sœur Clarisse, Fille de la Charité, camerounaise, membre de la Communauté de Midjivin depuis plusieurs années. À présent, je suis la responsable du Complexe Scolaire Sainte Catherine Labouré de Midjivin. J’aime les enfants et je me donne avec joie, dévotion et détermination pour l’éducation intégrale de la jeunesse. Je collabore dans ce service éducatif avec mes sœurs en communauté et plusieurs laïcs. En plus de ce service éducatif, nous nous occupons d’un groupe d’une cinquantaine de personnes âgées, pauvres et abandonnées à eux-mêmes, à qui nous offrons un repas les dimanches ; nous restons attentives à les soulager au niveau de leur santé quand ils sont malades.
Et comme toutes Filles de la Charité, nous faisons les services à domicile et restons ouvertes à tous ceux qui sont dans le besoin et à qui nous pouvons apporter notre aide et soutien.