SHUMAS Cameroon Constructs, Equips Nine Classrooms for St. Paul's Nursery, Primary School Ntahkikah, Nkwen

Strategic Humanitarian Services (SHUMAS) Cameroon has completed the construction and equipping of nine new classrooms for St. Paul's Nursery and Primary School Ntahkikah Nkwen in Bamenda III Subdivision. The school building and equipment handover ceremony took place on Thursday, May 30, 2024, at the school campus. 
View of the new classrooms, benches, tables, chairs 

St. Paul's Nursery and Primary School, owned by the Archdiocese of Bamenda, has been in existence for less than five years. Initially operating without proper structures, the Christian community of St. Paul’s Quasi Parish Ntahkikah took it upon themselves to raise funds for the construction of classrooms. The critical turning point came when they sought assistance from SHUMAS Cameroon, a non-profit NGO renowned for its extensive school construction projects throughout Cameroon.

SHUMAS Cameroon responded positively to the application, recognizing the urgent need for accessible school infrastructure in Bamenda, especially considerinv the continuous displacements from the rural parts of the North West and South West regions due to the ongoing seven-year-old armed conflict.
Mformi Ndzerem Stephen Njodzeka speaking to the press

 “The need for school infrastructure in Bamenda is growing rapidly,” explained Mformi Ndzerem Stephen Njodzeka, Director General of SHUMAS Cameroon. “By building this school, we are giving many more children an opportunity to go by helping to shorten the distance thwy must travel to attend classes, thus ensuring more children can access education which is the key to their future.” he added

Speaking duringthe handover event, Mformi Ndzerem praised the St. Paul’s community for their exceptional participation and funding of three additional classrooms. “Their effort not only justified the expressed need but also demonstrated the urgency and commitment of the community,” he said. He also extended thanks to their partners, Building Schools for Africa UK, for their financial support and to the government of Cameroon for providing the necessary environment to carry out such projects.
Pupil addressing the event

A pupil from the school voiced the community’s gratitude to SHUMAS Cameroon: “We regret that we could not study in these new classrooms, but we are happy that our juniors will, and they won’t have to face the difficulties we did.”.the pupils representative read in a speech

The Deputy Mayor for Bamenda III Council, Margaret Ndzelen urged the school community to maintain the new infrastructure properly and to utilize it effectively. “This gift is a blessing, and we must take good care of it,” she stated. She also thanked SHUMAS Cameroon and their partners for their generosity and invoked blessings upon their continued efforts to assist communities.
Divisional Officer Ayuni Austin Sakah Addressing event

Divisional Officer Ayuni Austin Sakah representing the government, lauded SHUMAS Cameroon as a crucial development partner, especially in education and other social sectors. “SHUMAS Cameroon’s presence is felt in all 58 divisions of Cameroon, making them a veritable partner in our development goals,” he remarked. He called for continued support for SHUMAS and for the Catholic Church beneficiary to prayer for the organization and its team.

Founded in 1993 and legalized in 1997, SHUMAS Cameroon has established itself as a leader in integrated sustainable rural development. The organization has positively impacted countless lives across Cameroon through its initiatives in healthcare, education, water and sanitation, social welfare, environmental protection and management, women empowerment, agriculture, and volunteerism. With special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council, SHUMAS continues to serve as a beacon of hope and catalyst for positive change nationwide, embodying the spirit of compassion and resilience.

By Ngenwie S.A
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