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  

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

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

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

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Rating: 5 stars  

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.

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

Assign a new on-site Manager in Bankondji to manage the workers and operations as well as coordinate with the Headquarters team in Maryland.

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: 4 stars  

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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Rating: 5 stars  

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

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

Give them even more resources and capital!

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

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!

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

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!!!!!

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

Start with one or two classes and build from there.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

11 people found this review helpful

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

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

...

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

change nothing

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

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.

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

Yes.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

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.

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

the feedback I get from emails and from the news updates I get from the founder's daughters.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

I found out about Aumazo, inc. through my mother, the founder. I believe that it is a great cause and I'm not just saying that as her daughter. The Aumazo objective is to provide an opportunity for girls in the rural areas of Cameroon through access to secondary education. This is achieved by the installment of schools in these rural areas. Education isn't a privilege, but a right, and the fact that their objective is to provide free education to these girls is wonderful. These girls didn't choose the life they were given and they should be awarded easy access to vital resources as well. Aumazo Inc. is providing a solution to the issue of poor education, free of charge. The highlight of my implication in this organization will be to see the faces of those girls when the school will open. It might sound ridiculous to those who take it for granted, but i am very grateful for having been given an education. Therefore, i will keep on raising awareness for this cause as i believe it is a noble one to support.

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

seeing the positive changes in the community that have taken place already in Bankondji, Cameroon.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

 
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