The Welisane Foundation has launched an appeal for funds to assist internally displaced girls especially those affected by the crisis in the English Speaking North West and South West region.
The philanthropic initiative dubbed ‘One Girl One Dream’ seeks to ensure IDP girls and vulnerable children achieve their dream despite the odds that surround them.
The founder, Mokwe Welisane Nkeng said “it is an initiative to support underprivileged and displaced girls in their education during this back to school period.”
Going by the initiator, this class of people are in dire need of support from people of good will, as they have not only been affected by the aging crisis in their region of origin but also the devastating effects of the global pandemic.
“We go to communities, meet girls who want to go to school but because of financial or cultural reasons are not able to go to school.” She told News Upfront adding that
“we keep their dream of being pupils or students by paying their fees and acquiring didactic materials for them.”
The ‘One Girl One Dream’ initiative which is in its third edition, targets over hundreds of beneficiaries.
“We have been doing this and we are in the third edition and we are hoping to go to a location where there are IDPs who do not have access to finance.”
The gender advocate and media personality added. During the past two editions, the initiative assisted in paying the tuition fees and didactic materials of close to a hundred IDP girls and children in Kumba and Yaounde.
The Welisane Foundation is an organisation that seeks to address issues that effect and block the girl child and women from advancing in the society and to reach her utmost capacity and ability through formal or informal education, capacity building workshops, networking, and advocacy for sexual and reproductive health rights as well as socio-economic empowerment.