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  

In spring of 2011, Jacqueline Audige Tchouassi, the founder of Aumazo Inc., and I coordinated a service-learning trip to Bankondji, Cameroon. We led a group of students and faculty from Mount St. Mary's University to Bankondji where we made friends for life. There we witnessed the energy of men and women eager to provide quality education to their children, and particularly, a quality secondary education to their young women. Jacqueline is an inspiration to us all as are the people of Bankondji. Her committment and unwavering devotion to the project of building a secondary school for girls in Bankondji have kept the project on track and moving forward despite obstacles and challenges.
This school is being built because Jacqueline and the people of Bankondji do not give up.
I am humbled and forever grateful to have been included in Jacqueline's world. Aumazo Inc. is not only a desirable organization, but a necessary one. It is an organization founded by a Cameroon native who understands her people and their needs. There is nothing more reassuring than knowing the non-profit one supports is grounded in a deep knowledge and understanding of the people it purports to serve. Aumazo Inc. is a work of great integrity, and an organization that inspires works of integrity. Thank you, Jacqueline for the great honor and opportunity to be connected with your work.

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My visit to Cameroon 2 years ago with the Mount St. Mary's team of faculty and students began my love for Africa....specifically the people of Bankondji. Education is a powerful tool for change; and educating girls extends that positive change to their future families. This project is so worthwhile to support as it will currently build strong women and provide educated citizens in the future. During my visit one of the Sisters at the Daughters of Charity said that “Africa gets into your skin.” I feel that I came home with a piece of Africa in my heart. The land is beautiful. The people are beautiful. My memories are beautiful. I am proud to teach my students at the University about this wonderful project and how to support it with our monies and prayers.

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Currently working with empowering women and children in Bangladesh through education, I cannot stress the importance of providing this type of assistance in all developing countries. There should never be a lack of support to any organization that strengthens this cause, and Aumazo is one that has well internalized and established itself into the situation. In providing resources from the bottom-level up to the top, it deserves much plausible recognition for their ongoing efforts, and more love and support from the global community.
Wishing Aumazo all the best of luck- Great work!

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The first time I heard about Aumazo was through a close friend of mine. I am from one of the counties with which Cameroon share its frontier (Gabon) so when I heard about Aumazo and the goals that they wanted to reach I was more than exited to be able to volunteer. In addition it’s not every day that you come across a non-profit organization that has the ambition to bring education to Africa for this reason I strongly believe that they do need more recognition and help from anyone for the hard work that they’re doing.

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Education in Africa, especially for young girls, is a cause that is very dear to my heart. I believe that it is one of the most critical factors to reducing poverty and inequality. So when I heard about Aumazo, its mission and the great work that its founder, Jacqueline Audige, is doing in rural Cameroon, I immediately thought that it was an organization that was worth supporting.

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The first time I heard about Aumazo was through the McGill African Student Society, as they were hosting an event for which a percentage of the proceeds collected that night would go to the organization. I read about the organization before attending the event, just to see what it was all about. It was refreshing to see an african women at the head of this initiative and the uniqueness in their approach in tackling this pending issue. People and organizations like these make me a proud African

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What a great and necessary project to engender social change in rural Cameroon. Investing in the education of young girls is a surefire way to empower them, and to lift communities out of poverty in the long term. Founder Mrs. Audige's relentless dedication to this cause will allow her to surmount any obstacles that may present themselves. Being of Cameroonian heritage, specifically from the region where the project is taking place, I am keen to follow Aumazo's growth as it continues to develop as an organization.

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I heard about Aumazo through a dear friend who insisted that I checkout this cause and support. As a cameroonian girl myself, This is truly a noble cause and I am glad that Jacqueline, the Founder, is giving back to our community. She is a great role model and I encourage others to follow in her footsteps!

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I had a great experience working with Aumazo Inc. Mrs Audige did a phenomenal job at getting a team together to work in partnership with the University of Maryland and spending hours taking hundreds of their chairs, chalk boards and several other school materials that were going to be thrown away and that instead we took to put in a container and ship to Cameroon to help build better schools. It was an eye-opening experience and the purpose was real. Great organization, great people. I would recommend them to anyone looking to make an immediate difference in the lives of people who need it.

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I have had the privilege to follow Aumazo from the start and remain impressed by the commitment of its founder to provide young Africans with the opportunity to get a decent education and a shot at a better life.

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Aumazo, Inc. represents hope to many young African women in Cameroon who would otherwise remain uneducated and trapped in life with no future. Thanks to this NGO, young women in Cameroon will be afforded the opportunity to get an education and engage with the world around them in a completely different way: confident, open-minded, resourceful, and ambitious. I have seen the commitment and dedication leaders of the NGO have demonstrated in their efforts to bring opportunities to the young women of Cameroon. Such efforts deserve the support of all those who believe in the education of women around the world, in general, and that of women in Africa, in particular. Please give a helping hand to a young African woman in Cameroon by supporting Aumazo.

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I have been inspired by the commitment and dedication of Aumazo's leadership in its efforts to empower young women of Cameroon through education.

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I believe that the NGO is moving in the right direction, given its mission and resources at hand at the moment. More growth is possible at the right time and with commensurate resources.

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