The Boarding School
Aumazo’s founder, Jacqueline Audigé, was deeply affected by the challenges she faced as a young woman struggling to stay in school in rural Cameroon. When Jacqueline completed her education in the United States years later, she did so with a clear goal in mind: to give back to other girls who lacked the financial and educational support necessary to realize their potential.
That is how Aumazo came about, as Jacqueline’s effort to build a community- based boarding school for girls in her native village of Bankondji, Cameroon, where it is still uncommon for women to be educated beyond middle school.
The CoReTek Kamarie high school in Bankondji, currently under construction, will include well-equipped classrooms, proper sanitation facilities, a gymnasium, a library/study, and a computer room. In addition to an academic focus on critical thinking and STEAM subjects, the school’s curriculum will also feature vocational training – in information technology, agribusiness and ecotourism– to help students find gainful employment upon graduation, even if they do not pursue higher education.
The school will not only provide a safe, accessible learning environment for up to 150 girls each year, but will also play an integral role in the local community, its economic and social development, and the advancement of local women.
We need your support to complete construction of the school and realize Jacqueline’s vision.