There may be no snow, nor Christmas trees, but there was plenty to celebrate in sunny Cameroon this festive season as GMM Africa, one of our favorite charities, celebrated the holiday. The celebrations took place with many of the children the charity helps take care of and educate, and the party was a great success.
Rev, Teh Francis wrote to us about the celebration and sent some photos.
“23rd December, 2011, remains a remarkable day in the history of GMM Africa, Cameroon. We are a non profit registered organization providing tools and aid to disadvantaged people and communities for a sustainable livelihood. This year the Xmas party, organized in honour of the orphans and needy children we sponsor, surpassed that which we have held in previous years.
New things arrived, in particular, a fleet of bicycles bought by our sponsor and partner Gabey in Holland. The children can now cycle at will. The bicycles will also help ferry them to school and back home. This helps lessen the stress that comes with trekking to and from school.
Paul and the team at Catalyst Exhibits, a design company in USA, has been helping in this area too. They provided motorbikes that not only carried teachers to school but helped in transporting the orphan children to hospital every month.
Read more and see some more photos after the jump.
The motorbikes have also raised a lot of funds that has helped many children at the Jinkfuin school and Acha Baptist College, in Belo. There was great joy at the party as we learned that Paul had extended Mildred’s sponsorship for another year. Two other children also got sponsors that week.
Also at the party we gave certificates of appreciation and gifts to distinguished fellows at GMM Africa who have helped us carry out our program with great success over the years. They were Levi, Theophilus, Carine, Janet and Elvis. Recognition was also given to the sponsors, partners and supporters who have made a remarkable contribution to our success. The names of different sponsors, partners and their countries were read out to the children and to all present. The countries the sponsors come from are spread across Canada, USA, France, Guatemala, Australia, Korea, Sweden, Norway, England, Scotland, Ireland, The Netherlands and China.
The family of GMM Africa wishes you a merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year.