Project supported by Asso Terre d’Afrique
In Cameroon, the conditions of young girls and boys living in orphanages are increasingly delicate. These young people, who come from poor families, are at high risk of not attending school or attending school in such conditions that it is difficult for them to thrive (weight of stigma, poverty, caring for a sick parent). Second, they are at risk of living in a home where food security is severely reduced (risk of malnutrition and malnutrition because the costs of the disease reduce the household’s food resources). Third, they are at risk of suffering from anxiety and depression (increased responsibility for young girls, pain associated with parental illness, loss, discrimination, separation from siblings in the event of death of parents, etc.).
In the face of this situation, which has worsened with the Covid-19 pandemic, the association is committed to supporting these young people through the use of sport and its values. Each year, activities bringing together training centres of rugby academies, schools and orphanages are initiated for the development of young people. Despite the difficulties, the association is committed to providing orphaned and vulnerable children with physiological, physical and moral assistance through the practice of rugby.
Ultimately, the association has the prospect of creating a sports complex called «CAMBERABERO complex» that can integrate children of different sexes according to their talent, some of which will be selected and will be able to claim to integrate centres in Europe.
- Promote sport and its values, promote access to education and support the social inclusion of young people through sport
- Bring together children from different centres and orphanages in Cameroon to inculcate the values of “living together” and promote gender equality through the practice of Rugby
- Support young people with disabilities in orphanages and schools to ensure their social integration
- Empower girls and boys to contribute and position themselves as social and sport development actors
- Help in their journey as citizens and encourage their daily commitment despite their vulnerabilities and lack of financial means
- Promote the values of solidarity, discipline, respect, fair play, team spirit through Rugby and promote the exchange of ideas to create the group dynamics necessary for their development
- Promote the exchange and involvement of ecosystem actors (schools, associations, businesses, individuals) in the cause of young people
- Organisation of sporting events, educational training Organization of annual tournaments and Rugby days in partnership with the Soweto and CAMBERABERO foundations in Cameroon and the Cameroonian Rugby Federation
- Provide school supplies, sports equipment, and medicines to children with sickle cell disorders in orphanages to improve their living conditions
- Rugby Initiation and Discovery Session for Youth during Physical Education Classes in Target Schools
- Collection and supply of sports equipment and teaching materials to young people with physiological, physical and moral assistance
- Coach training (teachers, educators, leaders) in target orphanages
- Construction of a long-term sports complex with the creation of school libraries in target orphanages in Cameroon
- 250 young orphans will be equipped with sports equipment to facilitate their practice of rugby and school supplies to promote their education
- 250 will receive support and follow-up to ensure their social integration with physiological, physical and moral assistance
- 250 young people (girls and boys) are made aware of citizenship and solidarity issues
- 250 youth will be referred to youth rugby training centres to help them integrate into society
The annual budget of the ATA association is estimated at €9,500 (divided between operating costs, the costs of organizing target activities and mission costs).
With equity funding and grants of €500, the need for additional funding is €9,000 for efficient deployment of activities.