ibiimu is a Kom word that means a water well in the local dialect.This is a sub program of RUDEC that was born out from the leadership training program in kanthari India. This program will inspire single mothers and orphans to take initiatives to change from within. When change comes from the heart as well as the person takes up the ownership.The passion to learn and challenge the beliefs grows more and more. Cameroon is in the centre of sub-Saharan Africa where single mothers go through socio-economic and health challenges. These single mothers don’t have financial means or an education to support themselves. In Cameroon about 27.5% of young women (aged 20–24) gave birth before age 18 (UNAIDS, UNICEF report 2016). This is also the case in the villages around Belo where this project will be carried out. This program focuses on the prevention, empowerment and advocacy of single mothers, widows and orphans in the rural areas of Cameroon, Africa. We let the women, youths and orphans to fetch out knowledge from our centre as they will do when they go to a well. This means change ideas needs to come from them and we work with them from identification to implementation. of all projects that will be to empower them.
Creating awareness among young people about sexual and reproductive health.
Empowering women by training them on building a sustainable livelihood.
Inspiration centre for single mothers and youth to learn new skills.
ibiimu envisions a Cameroon where women and children are free from stigmatization and marginalization
We are igniting passion in creative solutions for women and children in rural communities by solving social problems through sustainable livelihoods.
ibiimu will be empowering single mothers, widows and their children through reproductive health, advocacy on rights and vocational training that can make them become confidence and independent.