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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Education, International, International, Foreign Affairs & National Security, Secondary & High Schools

Mission: To improve living and learning conditions for the students and teachers in Cameroon today so that the students can successfully complete their education and then can help their country. In addition, to promote peace, cross-cultural understanding, love and unity of all people.

Target demographics: to assist mostly secondary/high school students with basic educational needs

Direct beneficiaries per year: about 500 students and 7 schools

Geographic areas served: Cameroon

Programs: providing basic school supplies, textbooks, part school fees, exam registration fees, lamps, school uniforms and bags; also assisting rural high schools with basic science lab equipment, laptop computers, short wave radios (for remote places) and more.

Community Stories

14 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 MJ W.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am Wirmvem Mengnjo ­Jude from Cameroon. Mrs Pavla Zakova Laney was by biology teacher during her peace corps service in Cameroon.

Since 1996, Pavla has been supporting many of us from secondary school to university by providing school materials­ like shoes, books, p­ens, pencils, rulers; ­paying school fees, sewing unifor­ms, paying house rents and electric bills. Since her personal allowance could not satisfy the increasing number of needy and good students, Pavla later created Educare Africa. Through this NGO, she has helped many more students across Cameroon, thanks to the lov­ing care and generous­ support from many ki­nd donors. 

I am­ now a PhD holder and­ just completed my po­stdoctoral studies in­ Japan. I will foreve­r remain grateful to ­Pavla and Educare Afr­ica for making me wha­t I am today.

Etienne T.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My name is Etienne Tawong. As a peace corps volunteer in Cameroon, Mrs. Pavla was my biology teacher at the then Government Secondary School (GSS) Tatum for 3 years. Before Educare-Africa was born, Pavla had already started helping many students with their school needs like books, school uniforms, school fee, etc. including me. Beyond her acts of generosity was a vision to start this Nonprofit organization Educare-Africa. For me, Educare -Africa was there just at the right time. I reached points where my family could not afford my school fees, and Educare-Africa was my helper. After graduating from High School, I didn't know where to go, but Pavla, with the help of Donors of Educare-Africa sponsored my training in a computer school as a Computer advanced user, technician and network administrator. This was the right seed planted in me, and I still see the harvest today. I am just one of the hundreds or thousands of students who have benefited from the generosity of Mrs. Pavla, Educare-Africa and it's kind donors.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 3

I am Ngoran John Paul Leinyuy.
When i finished high school, the path to the university was never clear. I remained stranded at Buea until a beneficiary of Educare Africa decided to equally share with me all he got as support from Educare Africa. Thanks to him, I moved to Yaounde, Started my studies, got to know many very inspiring people through Educare Africa. Learnt to be positive and move forward. i am still to complete my studies. Thanks to all the Above, i am getting successful in business. I now employ "at my level" Four other cameroonians. It is great to know Educare. I hope to be a benefactor to Educare Africa in the nearest future.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Pavla has put her life and soul into this organization. If it weren't for her it would not exist. She has helped a lot of people.


Rating: 4

I have helped numerous students stay in school and even go on to university. One thing I like about EduCare's operations (and why I keep donating) is that they have an annual check-in with every child to make sure the money is really being used for purpose and that students are making progress. All the money I donate goes to kids.


Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Educare-Africa is doing a great job and i served in the organisation. They are real and have accomplished a lot for so many poor children. I recommend them for any form of support to making change real. I was the country director in Cameroon, now i run a new organisation called Leéiyen. We intend to partner with her so they should contact us through our site or email or anyone who needs to make a difference. www.leeiyen.com or can send us a direct email at info@leeiyen.com join us in facebook or twitter let us make a difference in the world through love



Rating: 5

I support this program because the money goes directly to the students and the school and its projects. Moving from Peace Corp worker to lifelong sponser, Pavla's nonprofit is an outstanding example of how cooperation, inspiration and generosity can make a difference in empowering individuals and communities. Education is the best gift we can give to empower others intellectually, economically, and socially. She personally meets and interviews students and parents to determines needs, motivation and abilities. This program can be used as a highly effective and successful model for other educational nonprofits.



Rating: 5

Little did I know that my compassionate and brilliant student would become Madam Pavla and establish Educare Africa. She has kept me informed of its continuing growth and the amazing results for its students. I applaud her and her students and all who are part of this amazing adventure in education.


General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

By Educare-Afrida assisting those in need in Africa, humanity is assisted and uplifted. Hope and someone to care enough to take action is a powerful healing for all. The ripples return to each of us. Bless all connected with this effort with infinite blessings now and forevermore.

1 Jennifer Gard


Rating: 5

Traveling to Cameroon and seeing the impact of this mission was a truly uplifting experience for me. This program may be small, but its effects are far-reaching, bringing hope, resources and opportunity to students, their families, the schools, and the communities as a whole. Educare Africa is extremely well-organized, efficient, receptive, and their resources are used wisely and conservatively. The Educare Africa students I have met and spoken with are brilliant at encouraging and helping the younger students work hard to study and reach their dreams. They are dedicated to using their education to build up their own communities in insightful, sustainable ways. I couldn't have more regard for the mission's President, Pavla Zakova-Laney, who puts all her trust in God, loves those children, and sees only the best possibilities for them.