Educate A Child


Educate A Child: Early Childhood Education

Empowering Dreams Through Education

We’re increasing the enrolment of children in primary schools in marginalised and underserved communities in the North and South West Regions of Cameroon through our childhood education program.

Children empowerment is at the core of our work here at the Milat Foundation. We acknowledge that education is an important live changing tool. A right to education has been recognized by some governments, including at the global level: Article 13 of the United Nations’ 1966 International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights recognizes a universal right to education.

The objective of the Early Childhood Education initiative is to unlock potential through education by offering basic education to deprived and vulnerable children in marginalized rural communities. The program will expand access to childhood education and create alternatives to child exploitation – a phenomenal and automatic occurrence when these children are kept out of school.

We believe it is every child’s right to have access to education and that education is the most powerful weapon they can use to change their story, their community, and the world. Unfortunately, many children of school-age in Cameroon have either never enrolled in school or been forced to drop out of school because of poverty and financial hardships. The Milat Foundation is working to advance educational opportunities for deprived, marginalized and vulnerable children in Cameroon.

Educate a Child in Cameroon & Empower their Dreams

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How We Help

Our goal is to enable the children have access to quality basic education by supporting them with school fees, essential scholastic materials such as school uniforms, sports equipment, pens, pencils, notebooks, text books, and other essential scholastic and technological resources to aid the learning process.

We’ve dedicated a lot of man-hours and investing countless resources to this charitable cause. We focus on education because it is proven to be one of the most important and reliable tools for sustained social and economic development.
We strongly believe that education can enhance opportunities in life for children and empower them to make informed decisions.

Our Approach:

  • Our staff will visit the schools twice every trimester
  • Their teachers will act as advisors and will support us in mentoring and monitoring the children
  • Children will give verbal reports to share their reflections and highlight issues they encounter

Adopt-A-School Initiative

Edu-Institutional Support

At the Milat Foundation, we believe that providing a safe and comfortable place equipped with necessary school supplies for children to learn and grow is equally as important as providing them with the financial support to attend school. Our goal here is not just to improve access to education but to quality primary education. Our Institutional Support Program is an initiative through which we help to sustainably support ‘adopted’ educational institutions in the least privileged communities. We try to achieve this by –

  • The provision of critical infrastructure to schools in marginalised communities: renovation of dilapidated classrooms and construction of new classrooms where there are none.
  • Provision of comfortable sitting chairs and tables to schools in the most marginalised communities where children learn while sitting on the floor, writing with their books on their feet and in some cases, on the floor. The provision of a comfortable learning environment and amenities is key to improving the quality of education.
  • The provision of essential scholastic supplies to school administration in the most marginalised communities.
  • The provision of computers or computer labs in adopted basic education institutions to introduce pupils to Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)

Our focus here is on:

    • Quality Basic Education and Scholarship
    • Early Childhood Education, Care, and Development
    • Infrastructure Development
    • Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
    • Local Community Support and Advocacy

Child Sponsorship

Bertin Milat Jr. Access to Early Childhood Education

The Bertin Milat Jr. Access to Early Childhood Education is an intiative that provides basic education scholarships to deprived or underprivileged children who without such support cannot afford primary education. We believe that ‘education is a basic right and that every child has the right to quality education.’ Our goal therefore is not just to increase access to education but to increase access to quality primary education. We work to achieve this through –

  • Payment of school fees for deprived children identified during our Access to Early Childhood Education Survey (AECES).
  • Donation of education materials such as exercise and text books, pens, pencils, rulers, slates and chalk to primary school children.

Our focus here is on:

    • Quality Basic Education and Scholarship
    • Early Childhood Education, Care, and Development
    • Girl Child Education
    • Local Community Support and Advocacy