Cameroon

Our work in Cameroon helps train young women and enable them to secure a stable job and income in hospitality and tourism industries.

National Summary

The constitution of Cameroon outlines that the State shall guarantee a child’s right to education. Equal and prolonged access to education is often not a reality for Cameroonian women and girls. 

A variety of factors influence the lack of education among women in Cameroon. Traditional values stifle the chances of prolonged schooling or any schooling for girls. Poverty often forces women to leave school and to work and earn an income for their families. In addition, high rates of youth pregnancy and early marriage impede continued education for many young women.

The government provides subsidies for basic needs, like food and fuel, but this limits the budget for education and healthcare. Thus alternative opportunities for training and education are vital.

Quick Facts

25.28 million national population

30% live below the poverty line

30% female literacy rate

31% girls married before age 18

Our Work in Cameroon

We have worked in Cameroon since

2016

Local partners in Cameroon

2

Women empowered

338

Featured partners and projects

We currently work with 27 women-led local partners globally who have a proven track record of helping communities through education.
We rely on their expertise to respond to local needs and solutions in order to establish sustainable long-term projects.

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