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  

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.

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Life-changing

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2013

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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!

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

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i don't know yet

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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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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.

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

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 4 stars  

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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Aumazo contacted Aguayuda to provide clean water to the whole community of Bankondji. This shows that Aumazo is not only looking at their focus area - education - but also at the larger picture to help Bankondji break the cycle of poverty.

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visiting Bankondji and working closely with Aumazo to improve the standard of living to Bankondji.

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Keep working hard!

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I was contacted by Aumazo in September 2009 because they saw the need to not only provide education to Bankondji but also safe drinking water. It did not take long to notice the enthusiasm and commitment Jacqueline and Francis have to provide a better future for the community of Bankondji. Aumazo is not stopping at their mission to provide higher education for the girls in Bankondji but they also are looking for additional ways to improve the conditions of the community. Due to the engagement and personal commitment of Jacqueline and Francis and their onsite contact Sylvester, we at Aguayuda took on the project to provide safe drinking water to the community. We are very proud that we can support this excellent organization by working together to provide a better life to the 5,000 people in Bankondji. At a site visit to Bankondji, we experienced the dire need for quality education for girls and safe drinking water first hand. I am proud to be able to support Aumazo in helping the people of Bankondji who struggle on a daily basis.

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a site visit to Bankondji and in working closely together with Aumazo.

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About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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I write to stress the importance of Aumazo Inc. in helping young women from rural Cameroon and Africa in general to gain access to quality education. I have been inspired and transformed by the works of Jacqueline Tchouassi Audige, founder of Aumazo Inc. I first came to know Jacqueline as my student at the University of Maryland, College Park five years ago. At that time, Jacqueline was already beginning to design and develop her dream to build a secondary school for girls in Bankondji, Cameroon. A native Cameroonian, Jacqueline knows first hand the challenges that girls, particularly from rural areas, face in pursuing secondary education. Research consistenly shows that educating girls betters the lives not only of the young women educated, but of their future families, and of nations on the whole. Aumazo Inc. is the creation of a tireless and dedicated woman who strove to create the circumstances that she herself lacked when an adolescent girl. Her own efforts and the educational successes that those efforts brought have only made her more determined to create opportunities for hundreds of young women in need. I cannot stress enough the continued determination and devotion of Jacqueline Tchouassi Audige, and how Aumazo Inc is the result of that unwavering dedication. Within only five years, Aumazo has already began the construction of the secondary school in Bankondji, is already involved in ensuring that running water is installed in Bankondji, and continues to identify and establish the necessary relationships to help the community. I urge you to consider the vital importance of Aumazo Inc. in the ungoing struggle to educate young women across the world.

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I am personally being transformed by the works of Aumazo inc through Jacqueline's coordination of a visit of my students from my Globablization and Education course to Bankondji where they will learn and be of service as the community sees fit.

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About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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