Aumazo, Inc.

Rating: 4.78 stars   72 reviews

Issues: Education

Location: PO Box 9404 Silver Spring MD 20916 USA

Mission: Our organization’s mission is to empower girls through education and ensure that they are given the opportunities to succeed in life by the time they leave school.Many rural girls have no access to high school education in Cameroon for a lack of appropriate infrastructure. By building its own school, Aumazo, Inc. will help girls stay in school by providing them with an environment conducive to learning, an environment that nurtures their capacities to make a difference in their lives and in their communities.
Results: Our first school is under construction in the rural village of Bankondji in Cameroon. To date, much progress has been made in promoting the school to the regional community and currently 40% of the school’s physical infrastructure is under construction. The entire foundation and 25% of all the bricks have been laid. Native workers and local materials have been utilized as much as possible to minimize costs and to involve the participation of the community.
Target demographics: Disadvantaged Rural Girls in Cameroon/Africa
Direct beneficiaries per year: Prospects of better future to the girls and their families.
Geographic areas served: International
Programs: We recognize that, if given the opportunity, it is often women and girls who are the engines of transformational economies in the developing world. Hence, Project Aumazo promises to be a lifetime opportunity for rural girls to emancipate from neglect, isolation and marginalization. Our primary goal is to place high school education and vocational training for girls on the map of this rural Cameroonian village, where it is still uncommon for females to be educated and trained beyond middle school. Our secondary, and related goal, is to assist female students to secure gainful employment upon graduation if they are unable to pursue a higher education degree. Our third goal is to address the water and sanitation issues for our students and their communities.

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

An organization and a mission definitely worth supporting. The founder and board members do not just focus on achieving immediate results, they see the bigger picture. The emphasis is not simply on granting the girls access to education, Aumazo provides a nurturing environment conducive to learning and continue assisting the girls once they are done with school.
In the poverty reduction agenda, women empowerment is crucial. They are the backbone of our society.

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Still a great organization and cause to support. Girl education is extremely important and its great that organizations like Aumazo, Inc. are working towards guaranteeing that every girl gets the opportunity to get a good education. Go Aumazo!!

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With this being my 3rd review, I still stand my ground about this organization. I can't stress enough how this is truly a great organization. It deserves more recognition than it receives. Kudos to Aumazo, inc! I wish them continued success and will continued doing my part in helping as much as I can.

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I am back at it once again to remind you why AUMAZO is still my Charity of choice. The passion and creativity this organization exudes in making a difference in the world brings hope and joy to my heart. I am so proud to be sharing in the wonders of this beautiful cause. Please, join me and take 3 minutes of your time to show your support by sharing your own thoughts.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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1 previous review
Rating: 5 stars  

this is a project worth paying attention to. it helps address some of the major issues that we are dealing with in 3rd world countries "education"especially girls education. i love everything it stands for! everybody needs to support this cause!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

it helped open my eye to the possibilities of social and economic improvements

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

i don't know yet

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Rating: 5 stars  

I've met the founder many times and every time she speaks about Aumazo, Inc., you can feel the passion and vivacity in her voice. Her dedication is inspiring. She has a true golden heart.

The works Aumazo,Inc. does truly speaks for itself. They have done so much with the limited resources they have and that is truly impressive. I can't say enough about this organization. Please join in on supporting this cause!

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Rating: 5 stars  

Love the work that all that my fellow folks put into and i'm happy to lend a hand as well! Cheers for Aumazo, things're lookin' up for all of them!

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7 people found this review helpful

Aumazo Inc. is a nonprofit organization, which it's main purpose is to promote education and equal opportunities for individuals in developing countries. In my opinion, it serves a very good purpose for opening up opportunities for others around the world. I was a volunteer at one of the fundraisers, and I was deeply moved by the presentations of young Cameroonian girls not getting fair and equal education and services. I have done the best I can to support the organization's goal of mainly promoting education and equality. I would recommend checking out the website and make a donation. Any donation made will be greatly appreciated, even if it's only a penny! But don't just donate, try to be a part of the organization and tell others about it to help Aumazo reach it's goal.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

A few fundraisers, making a few donations myself.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Presenting a band that was attending a fundraiser.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Mostly adults, coming from many, many places.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

I had such a wonderful time volunteering for Aumazo! A very nice organization composed of very humble people who want to help move a new generation forward! Five stars all the way!

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As a previous administrative assistant for Aumazo, Inc., I can say first hand that this organization is true to their mission and strive to help these girls obtain an education at all cost. Regardless of all obstacles, they still push through and never give up nor look back. It is a great organization and the founder is an inspirational and incredible person. This organization deserves more recognition and support for the work they are doing!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Great Nonprofit Organization with an ambitious cause! I highly recommend everyone to take a look and donate a little to get one step closer to getting rural girls the education that everyone deserves!

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Rating: 4 stars  

I have already made one point about this empowering organiztion elsewhere, but I will make that point again: This organiztions unlocks many opportunuites for the people in the developing countries who have not have had the chance to experience a high-edge education beforehand. I recommend you should at least take a look into it before judging.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Working alongside the CEO in filing and looking into the developent of the organization and work.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would not at the moment; the organization is growing well.

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Rating: 5 stars  

As a devoted advocate of Aumazo, Inc., I can say first hand that this organization is true to their mission and strive to help these girls obtain an education at all cost. Regardless of all obstacles, they still push through and never give up nor look back. It is a great organization and the founder is an inspirational and incredible person. This organization deserves more recognition and support for the work they are doing!

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There are many Great Nonprofits out there, but I have encountered very few transparent organizations in Women's Education in Africa. Aumazo is clear and trustworthy; Ive seen the donations get put to literal good use. That can only happen when the Founder IS the Cause and believes whole heartedly in the work he/she is doing because of personal experience and connectivity to the mission. I urge all that care to support Aumazo by spreading the word at least! It's an org. worth knowing and encouraging. Positivity should always trump pity.

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I have been very close to the founder of Aumazo Inc., Jacqueline, and can attest to the sheer drive and dedication she has invested in the organization and its cause. Jacqueline and her team work tirelessly to collect funds and advance the development of their first all-girls' boarding school in Jacqueline's native village of Bankondji, Cameroon -- a task that is proving to be much more difficult than expected.

The Auamzo team has met many unrelenting obstacles -- from environmental to political and financial setbacks -- on the road to achieving their admirable goals, and they have until now come through. This truly is one of the few honest and purposeful non-profits out there. I will continue to show love and support whenever possible.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Assign a new on-site Manager in Bankondji to manage the workers and operations as well as coordinate with the Headquarters team in Maryland.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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