Educare Africa

Rating: 5 stars   9 reviews

Issues: Education, International

Location: P.O. Box 3278 Albany OR 97321 USA

Mission: To improve living and learning conditions for the students and teachers in Cameroon today so that the students can successfully complete their education and then can help their country. In addition, to promote peace, cross-cultural understanding, love and unity of all people.

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Educare-Africa is doing a great job and i served in the organisation. They are real and have accomplished a lot for so many poor children. I recommend them for any form of support to making change real. I was the country director in Cameroon, now i run a new organisation called LeÊiyen. We intend to partner with her so they should contact us through our site or email or anyone who needs to make a difference. www.leeiyen.com or can send us a direct email at info@leeiyen.com join us in facebook or twitter let us make a difference in the world through love

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2000

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9 people found this review helpful

I support this program because the money goes directly to the students and the school and its projects. Moving from Peace Corp worker to lifelong sponser, Pavla's nonprofit is an outstanding example of how cooperation, inspiration and generosity can make a difference in empowering individuals and communities. Education is the best gift we can give to empower others intellectually, economically, and socially. She personally meets and interviews students and parents to determines needs, motivation and abilities. This program can be used as a highly effective and successful model for other educational nonprofits.

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

The increasing number of students who have passed exams and gone on for more education at higher levels each year. The improving quality of education available in the schools. The increasing participation by local parents and community.

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

Feeling that I am actually making a significant difference in the lives of others.

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

Highly motivated, self-sacrificing, honest, deeply committed individuals who work with both long term and immediate solutions to problems. They recognize the value networking and sharing to increase opportunities for others.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Go a long way towards making education available for all children in the Cameroon.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-5-01

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11 people found this review helpful

Little did I know that my compassionate and brilliant student would become Madam Pavla and establish Educare Africa. She has kept me informed of its continuing growth and the amazing results for its students. I applaud her and her students and all who are part of this amazing adventure in education.

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

their ongoing newsletter

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

Ways to make it better...

I would have been able to be part of its inception.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

One thing I'd also say is that...

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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13 people found this review helpful

By Educare-Afrida assisting those in need in Africa, humanity is assisted and uplifted. Hope and someone to care enough to take action is a powerful healing for all. The ripples return to each of us. Bless all connected with this effort with infinite blessings now and forevermore.

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

Results reported each year reflect the impact they are having -- one small step for one person making such a difference.

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

ask for more people to volunteer their time and resources.

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

The pure love and dedication they exhibit in their work with the children and adults.

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

Pavla is an exceptional being.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

change the lives of multitudes in Africa which would move humanity forward in consciousness and loving kindness.

Ways to make it better...

Couldn't be better.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

funds, travel costs/distance.

One thing I'd also say is that...

they keep going no matter how slow or how long it takes.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2006-1-01

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13 people found this review helpful

Traveling to Cameroon and seeing the impact of this mission was a truly uplifting experience for me. This program may be small, but its effects are far-reaching, bringing hope, resources and opportunity to students, their families, the schools, and the communities as a whole. Educare Africa is extremely well-organized, efficient, receptive, and their resources are used wisely and conservatively. The Educare Africa students I have met and spoken with are brilliant at encouraging and helping the younger students work hard to study and reach their dreams. They are dedicated to using their education to build up their own communities in insightful, sustainable ways. I couldn't have more regard for the mission's President, Pavla Zakova-Laney, who puts all her trust in God, loves those children, and sees only the best possibilities for them.

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

the older students particularly, who have gone on to the Universities and high degrees. This is the way the third world will develop - when good people get a good education.

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

form partnerships with hospitals and health organizations in Cameroon, as an extra resource for students looking into health professions.

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

learning how cleverly the students will help each other with what resources they have.

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

perfect for the task before them.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

educate West Africa.

Ways to make it better...

I would have brought more books. Books and pens and calculators are precious resources in the villages.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

the lack of internet access in the villages, the need for resources for women and girls, and the need for better teachers in the schools.

One thing I'd also say is that...

you can write to the President!! She's open, she loves new ideas, and God can do wonderful things when people get together!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-6-01

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12 people found this review helpful

Educare Africa is a small organization with a big reach. Pavla's work and energy on behalf of the children in Cameroon is truly inspiring. It has been a joy to watch this organization grow from an idea into an amazing reality through the efforts of one dedicated woman who has the courage to care.

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

watching its development from inception.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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13 people found this review helpful

This is an excellently operated non-profit which has and is, doing much to educate and support young students in an impoverished country.

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

When a situation arose which was very counter-productive to the students' wellfare and education, Pavla was there to get to the root of the problem and worked to correct what was needed.

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

Through the letters we receive from the students, we have developed a personal interest in the students and their families.

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

Dedicated and caring people.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Reach out to other remote sections of Cameroon.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-8-01

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12 people found this review helpful

This non-profit started when the founder was finished with the Peace Corps. She realized the need for more help. If everyone was like her, there would be no more poverty in the world. Every year she takes a trip to Cameroon to bring school supplies, and other necessities to the schools in the area she used to work at. The rest of the year she has fund raisers and speaks at schools around the area. Every penny she earns from her part time job and her fundraisers goes to the students in Cameroon. I'm really impressed with her dedication.

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

The students she helps support, they write great letters of their appreciation for her work.

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

NO WAY! Pavla does an awesome job, there is no way I could do anything better.

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

Is supporting the students, they are so appreciative of any help you can give. you can sponsor an individual student if you wish and receive letters from him or her of their progress in school.

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

All friendly and helpful.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Educate millions of children in Cameroon and give them a better life for them and their family.

Ways to make it better...

I had put in more time and energy. The more you give, the more you get back.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Lack of support, Pavla could do so much more with more support. There are hundreds of kids in schools in Cameroon that need supoort.

One thing I'd also say is that...

Pavla doesn't give the children fish to eat, she teaches them how to fish. This is a great nonprofit that improves the education of the children she reaches.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-4-01

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15 people found this review helpful

Pavla Zakova-Laney, the President of Educare-Africa is a vivid enthusiast which always looks for resources to help students in Cameroon. She keeps all supporters informed about her annual trip to Cameroon and about well being of the students, detailed information about spending and fantastic results. It is always great to hear how many students are able to go to school in Cameroon with Educare's help.

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

monthly newsletter which Pavla sends to us.

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

Try to get more and more supporters nationwide.

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

feeling that our donation can put more Cameroon kids to school.

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

fantastic. Pavla is always very enthusiastic about her work. She is a fighter.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

support many more Cameroon children to go to school, highschools and universities. Get more books, computers, school supplies for them. Help children in Cameroon to get better education and thus have a better life.

Ways to make it better...

I wish Educare Africa had more supporters.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

not enough supporters.

One thing I'd also say is that...

You are doing a great job!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-5-01

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