Our Partners

 

Queens University, Charlotte NC

Hannah, a Queens University student,
recently returned from her first trip to Cameroon.  She has written an article describing her experience, which can be viewed here: https://www.nwpres.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Moments_they_re-real.pdf

Hannah's poem: 
https://www.nwpres.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Beauty.pdf

Dr. Holly Carter, Director of International Education at Queens University Charlotte, connects with A Place of Hopes

Spring 2013 Intern

Hello, my name is Sarah Arbogast. I am a senior at Queens University of Charlotte and am studying Psychology. I like to keep myself busy with school, dance and my two part-time jobs at Madewell (a clothing store) and the campus coffee shop. I am thrilled to be interning with A Place of Hope this semester. I will be helping to promote A Place of Hope and No Backpack Day through social media as well as organize and manage No Backpack Day this semester. Instilling hope in the lives of children in Cameroon will be the reward of the work I will do this semester and I cannot wait to see how much I can help A Place of Hope accomplish!



Fall 2012 Interns

Hi! Our names are Brittany Harrell and Shelby O’Brien and we are so excited to be interning with A Place of Hope this semester! We are students at Quneens University of Charlotte. Brittany is a senior majoring in Human Services and Shelby is a junior majoring in Sports Communication. We both play for the Queens University softball team (Go Royals!) so we understand the importance of communication and teamwork.

For this semester,we will be helping to organize, promote and manage No Backpack Day in local Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools. We will also be helping with gathering supplies and organizing volunteers to help stuff backpacks with donated supplies, preparing them to be sent overseas to Cameroon. We are so excited for this fun and learning opportunity to help others!



 




 

 







November 30th, 2012, Queens University students prepared backpacks and supplies to be sent to Cameroon.


Heath & Education 4 All  Visit Website >>

Health & Education 4 All International aims to create positive impact in the lives of school-aged children who reside in the villages and outskirts cities; and have limited or no access to education. Usually, these children are from orphanages and poor families. They have taken the responsibility of helping to shape their lives by educating and providing basic education and health care to them.


Nkumu Fed Fed (NFF) Visit Website >>   

Founded in 1996 as a local association of Bali Nyonga sisters, Nkumu Fed Fed (NFF), a Cameroonian based non-governmental organization, has since grown into an international network of women’s groups committed to improving the status and living conditions of vulnerable communities, notably women, youths and the girl child in rural areas. NFF works to ensure a sound development of the nation by promoting the economic empowerment of rural women, defending the rights of children across Cameroon and increasing public awareness on women’s health issues. With six branches in Cameroon, two in the United States and one in Great Britain, NFF uses a multifaceted approach to achieve its goals. Through sensitization trainings, advocacy workshops, micro-credit schemes and an array of other self-help development practices, NFF hopes to have a lasting impact on the lives of rural women and children in Cameroon.

In an effort to eradicate poverty and encourage sustainable development, NFF activities fall under 4 main program areas: Education, Gender & Rights of the Child, Secure Livelihood & Environment and Health & HIV/AIDS Advocacy

Our Relationship with NFF was formed in 2009. Since that time they have acted by identifying and assessing the children who need our support and administer the financial support we make available for their education.


Selwyn Avenue Presbyterian Church Visit Website >>

Selwyn Avenue Presbyterian Church dedicates 20% of its annual budget to mission work, in its local community as well as across the U.S and beyond its borders. Through a financial donation from SAPC, A Place of Hope was able to build a school building in the village of Bambalang. Construction on the building, which houses two classrooms and two administrative offices, began in February 2010. A dedication ceremony was held in March, during A Place of Hope’s visit to the village.

Other support provided by the members of Selwyn include a backpack drive, financial contributions towards teachers' salaries, plus ongoing donations of school supplies, hygienic supplies and children's underwear and pajamas.  

The Presbyterian Women of Selwyn continue to support our efforts, dedicating a month each year to donating needed supplies.