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Aumazo, Inc. was founded in 2005 to give girls in rural Cameroon the option of quality high school education with better infrastructure and vocational training and empower them to build a successful future as adults.
Aumazo, Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit, is working to improve the lives of young women in Cameroon through tuition free access to high school education and resources that help girls stay in school. By removing the barriers to a comprehensive secondary education for rural young women, by creating safe and supportive learning environments, and by providing both traditional and vocational educational programs, we can help these girls enjoy more successful lives and contribute more fully to the economic development of their communities.
With tuition free access to a community-based school, no longer will young women of the region be forced to move to urban areas to pursue their education, leaving their friends and family while putting themselves at risk of physical and sexual abuse that’s all too common. No longer will these girls’ absence rates spike after puberty, due to a lack of adequate bathroom facilities in schools. No longer will families need to choose where to invest scarce tuition money - in a daughter’s education or a son’s.
Thanks to generous donors and volunteers, we kicked off our Aumazo education project in the western Cameroonian village of Bankondji, where we are building our flagship boarding high school for girls and have launched a tutoring program to usher girls through Cameroon’s mandatory high school admissions testing.