The Vulnerable Indigenous Peoples Plan, through its education component, aims to improve access to education for Bakola / Bagyeli children so that they are incorporated better into the society. To achieve this goal, different actions are carried out daily:

  • Raising awareness of parents and children
  • Supporting the NgoyangHome’s operations in aspects related to housing, nutrition, education, and health
  • Monitoring children inside and outside of school
  • Providing support to students in aspects related to school supplies, accommodation, and nutrition
  • Giving young Bakola / Bagyeli students access to a professional formation
  • Completing school enrollments censuses

Several strategies have been used to carry out these actions:

  • Signing collaboration protocols with public institutions
  • Organizing visits to schools and communities
  • Providing financial, material and food support to the Ngoyang School Home

Among the results achieved, we can mention:

  • The number of Bakola / Bagyeli students increased from less than 100 in 2005 to 286 in 2013
  • 51 certified students
  • 2 trained seamstresses
  • 2 trained carpenters
  • 1 trained office secretary
  • 3 trained auto mechanics
  • 5 trained hairdressers

The efforts undertaken by theFondation pour l’Environnement et le Développement au Cameroun (FEDEC) havelong-term impacts on Bakola / Bagyeli populations. These can be observed at several levels:

  • The Bakola / Bagyeli parents’ enthusiasm for sending their children to school
  • Year-over-year increase in the number of students enrolled in high school
  • Reduction of absenteeism among Bakola / Bagyeli children
  • Better integration of Bakola / Bagyeli children into the society
  • The Bantu populationsgive a greater consideration to the Bakola / Bagyeli populations
  • An increasing number of Bakola / Bagyeliregisteredgraduates
  • A clear improvement in the claim forrights and respect of indigenous populations’ duties.
  • The emergence of leaders in the Bakola / Bagyeli populations