Aumazo, Inc.

Rating: 4.78 stars   73 reviews

Issues: Education

Location: PO Box 9404 Silver Spring MD 20916 USA

Mission: Our organization’s mission is to empower girls with high school education by building better school infrastructure and ensure that they are given the opportunities to succeed in life by the time they leave our 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. In 2012, after establishing the ZOMA the construction company which revenue will sustain the operating costs of the school, we completed the library/study building and built concrete slab floors for the entire school building. In 2013, we also benefited from a continued Pro Bono Consulting Service at George Washington University. In 2014 and in collaboration with the RM Sovich Architecture firm based in Baltimore, Maryland, we worked on the new school design that is relevant to the rural environment. The same year, we established an ongoing working partnership with the Barrie School in Silver Spring.
Target demographics: Disadvantaged Rural Girls in Cameroon/Africa
Direct beneficiaries per year: 8 families regain their financial freedom by providing job at our construction site
Geographic areas served: International
Programs: Aumazo is building safe and welcoming boarding schools for girls, with well-equipped classrooms, adequate sanitation facilities, a gymnasium, a library/study and computer room. Access to a better infrastructure and an improved school environment for young women means: increased safety, a reduction in dropouts, improved learning, higher self-esteem, more self-worth, and the development of our future leaders.
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Rating: 5 stars  

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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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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Rating: 5 stars  

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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Rating: 5 stars  

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  

I trust the project That is why I am in; and when finish this will definitely be a dream come thru. It says that you have to dream to see your dream coming thru. This is project is for a good cause and I am happy to be part of it. That is what I call being there for our girls when they need you. Thank you to Jacqueline Audige, CEO and Founder of Aumazo Inc/ZOMA for her action: building a school for Girls in Bankondji, Cameroon, Africa. Please let support her action so her dream, our dream can be extended to more regions. Together Each one Accomplish More. Thank you mother Jacqueline

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?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I have been working with Jacqueline Audige as an Aumazo volunteer Representative in Cameroon since 2006. Despite all the challenges and the roadblocks we faced over the years, my faith in the project had remained strong.
When I met with Jacqueline in December 2006, the project was still an idea and I got hooked right away. At the time, I was a priest at St Joseph parish of Bankondji. I saw big potentials behind the project because every day I confront girls who cannot continue their education because of financial difficulties of relocation and schools fees. She made it even worthwhile when she told me that she was going to build a school building that includes toilets. I was thrilled at that idea. Although I am a priest, I also teach middle schoolers. Many girls that are young women already, always accumulate a lot of absence during a school year. I never understood why until Jacqueline drew my attention to the need of toilets at a school building to reduce absenteism and high drop out rates among girls.
This is a noble cause and I am glad to be part of it. I urge you who will read this to help us raise the wall of this school and welcome the girls. I admire the courage , determination and passion that Jacqueline Audige has for this project. It takes a soul like hers to hold tight on such dream of giving back to others. I did not and will never let her down. She has be been an inspiration to me as well and I learned a lot from her strength, her honesty and integrity. I have never stopped praying for her and the project. I have faith that things that are giving with love can only bare good fruits.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am a highschool student at the Barrie School in Silver Spring MD. Last year, my French class collaborated with Aumazo, raising over $2,300 for the construction of their first school. It was an amazing experience, both as a French student and as a person. We worked directly with Jaqueline (the founder of Aumazo) while we planned the event and beyond. She was also asked by the senior class to speak at graduation. Jacqueline is also a parent at our school.

Because we were already working together on a long-term project, I proposed a formal partnership between our school and Aumazo. The Aumazo board and the School administration were both interested in the idea, so I worked with them to write and edit the memorandum of understanding, serving as the link between the two organizations. Our efforts culminated in a fundraiser gala, during which the partnership was signed. It was extremely rewarding to work with Aumazo, and I look forward to working with them again in the future. Aumazo has earned my highest praise and deepest respect.

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Jacqueline worked closely with students in my French class who were interested in the Aumazo project. She was unfailingly generous with her time and showed herself to be an AMAZING educator. The kids were bowled over by the Aumazo project and took it upon themselves to propose an official partnership between our school (Barrie School) and Aumazo, and then planned and executed a gala fundraiser in the spring. I can't say enough good things about Jacqueline and about Aumazo.

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

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.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Likely

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

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

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.

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?

A lot

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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