Our motto: Closer to You.
GivHOPE Africa is a Cameroonian Law nonprofit, lay and apolitical association that is regularly registered under the Declaration of Establishment no. 0000028/RDA/J06/SAAJP/BAPP of January 12, 2017 revised on October 13, 2020 under no. 00001469/RDA/Jo6?SAAJP/BAPP. The US IRS has also designated GivHOPE Africa as a tax-exempt Private Non-Profit Organization under IRS Code Section 501 (c) which makes your donation to GivHOPE Africa tax-deductible.
GivHOPE Africa was founded to accompany the Government in its fight against social exclusion such as street children, Widows, orphans, school dropouts, IDPs and Covid-19 victims.
Social context and justification
Although a concise study has not been carried out to determine the number of children roaming the streets of the Central African sub-region, Cameroon, Chad, Central African Republic, the two Congos, Gabon, and Equatorial Guinea, the past years have witnessed the rising of different conflicts that have devastated and displaced millions of persons within the region, most hit these days being Cameroon (Far North, North, Adamawa, East, South West, North West). Due to the porous nature of borders separating these countries, persons caught up between these conflicts often flee for safety, shelter and livelihood in major cities of Cameroon. Besides conflicts, the issue of extreme poverty affecting families is also very present leaving parents with little control over their offsprings and sometimes even pushes them to send these children as beggars to fend for the family. GivHOPE Africa also cares for dropouts, IDPs (Internally displaced persons), widows, orphans and Covid-19 affected people through preventive measures and urgent response mechanisms (Shelter, food, health, education, etc.). These vulnerable people also have diverse backgrounds and problems (psychological and physical traumas and sometimes with chronic diseases.
They are exposed to other dangers (drugs, sexual exploitation, prostitution, violence, rape, banditry, crime). GivHOPE Africa responds to this social phenomenon with a multi-faceted approach: Mitigation of social fragmentation of the society, compensation of the deficit coverage and coordination of social protection, experimentation of social protection mechanisms to the benefit of vulnerable persons, quest for solutions to their immediate and necessary needs, networking actions for a harmonious social protection of vulnerable people and fight against children, women and girls ill treatment. GivHOPE Africa wants to assist these target groups to overcome their vulnerability through capacity building, empowerment, formal education, health care and grants for income generating activities or vocational training for those do not want to carry out private activities that may lead to solid entrepreneurship. GivHOPE Africa helps them to better transition to their new lives with a sense of pride in order to transcend the past.
GivHOPE Africa aims to promote and coordinate concerted initiatives/mechanisms of social protection of vulnerable and distressed persons in Cameroon and Africa.
GivHOPE Africa responds to this social phenomenon with a multi-faceted approach through specific objectives:
- Mitigate social fragmentation of formal system of social protection
- Assist the government of Cameroon and African governments in the elaboration of their social protection system for basic social services
- Compensate the deficit coverage and coordination of social protection
- Ensure the experiments of social protection mechanisms to the benefit of vulnerable persons
- Search solutions to the immediate and necessary needs of vulnerable people
- Reinforce the operational capacities of key actors in charge of the social protection system in Cameroon and Africa
- Develop network for concrete actions for a harmonious social protection and support to vulnerable people
- Fight against children, women and girls ill treatment
- Carry out field visits and post evaluation study for impact sustainability.
GivHOPE target groups, especially women and girls empowerment training and personal development through income generating activities.