GIRLS SCHOOL SAARE TABITHA
Project number: 51256
Population: 24 Millionen
Member union: UEBC (Union des Èglises Baptistes du Cameroun)
Areas of work
Church development | 3
Health Care | 8
Capacity building | 7
Children at risk | 3
The educational offer also includes basics in business like accounting, customer service, or leading a small company. For many graduates the way into independence later means the possibility of an autonomous life. In an optional third year of training the young women can learn in a studio within the school how to acquire customers and they can gain first experiences as tailors. During the entire training the girls do internships in workshops. They are being offered round tables as “examples” from the working world.
Most of the students live in residential groups on the campus and they organize their own lives. Only a small number of girls are external students that are still staying with their families.
The girls school was started in 2001 by the congregational youth work of the convention of the free evangelical churches in Germany (BEFG) partnering with the UEBC and with the support of “Brot für die Welt”. The school has won many national prizes and has become a model project in the whole region. Since 2016 the project has been completely under the umbrella of EBM INTERNATIONAL. The director of the school is the Cameroonian Cathérine Kolyang.