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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Education, Scholarships, Scholarships & Student Financial Aid, Secondary & High Schools

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.

Community Stories

11 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Donor

Rating: 5

Jacqueline Audige, the founder of Aumazo has been working relentlessly for the past 7-8 years to fund and build schools for girls in her native Cameroon. Great cause, fantastic work and inspiring example.

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Donor

Rating: 5

What an exceptional initiative to fund less fortunate young girls edication!! Aumazo, Inc work is very inspirational and original!!

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gouzendeu 05/24/2015

You help us know how we are doing with your review. Thank you J.A

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Donor

Rating: 5

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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gouzendeu 05/24/2015

Wonderful! Do not stop reviewing our work. Thank you J.A

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Donor

Rating: 4

I believe that education is a powerful tool to better the lives of communities. Providing it to girls by building is a very good initiative and strongly encourage it.

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gouzendeu 05/24/2015

Continue to share your feedback with us. It helps us enhance our work. Thank you. J.A

Donor

Rating: 5

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

Anais Ghn G.

Donor

Rating: 5

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!

Donor

Rating: 5

Jacqueline is one of the most hard working and committed women I have had the pleasure of knowing. She has single handedly worked tirelessly to build AUMAZO to the level where it is right now. She can almost see the light at the end of the tunnel. I realize that she still needs support and encouragement from all walks to see this project to it fruitful completion. I know that those who care about this project, will do their level best to continue to support Jacqueline. Brave to you!!!!!

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Donor

Rating: 5

Six years that we've been following this organization, since the beginning actually, and we are very proud to see all the work accomplished so far.
This year, the organization has taken another step forward as Aumazo was officially invited to the famous Oprah show. Jacqueline came along with another great idea for fund raising with the Aumazo Winter Wonder Raffle, and of course this was a success.

Congratulations to all of you supporting Aumazo, we can see progress and accomplishments.

Let's not give up now! The girls are counting on us.

Thank you Jacqueline and all Aumazo team for all these efforts.

Wish you success.
-A&G L

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Donor

Rating: 5

Having spent some years in Cameroon as part of the french Cooperation, I consider that the AUMAZO project is exceptional as it focuses rightly on helping the most vulnerable segment of the population; girls from remate rural areas. I wish full success to the endeavor and I know the enrgy spend by both the founder and the Board to make it a reality.

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Donor

Rating: 4

I first got wind of this nonprofit organization in 2006 when the founder's daughter explained to me Aumazo's mission statement. Empowering girls through education is a brilliant idea that has gained more and more attention (yet not enough) since the inception of the UN's Millenium Development Goals. Indeed, Aumazo, Inc's mission targets several of the MDGs and provides a better future for a large number of girls. However, there is a really big need for improvement and especially more numerous organizations taking on that challenge because progress is taking too long. Aumazo, Inc, which was started not so long ago, is one such organization that has grown and accomplished many things with little financial support. I am really impressed with everything they have done up to this day, from raising awareness and promoting the Aumazo name to opening an actual school in Cameroun in the very near future. Aumazo, Inc. is the epitome of a nonprofit organization working to improve the lives of people by empowering them through education so that they can finally break the vicious cycle they are trapped in and go on to achieve their dreams. Again, I repeat my utmost respect for this NGO that has come a long way since it's inception.