Volunteer Opportunities in Cameroon
Volunteer Abroad with Local Non-Profits
Siyam Foundation exists because we want to build a better Cameroon for the future generations. We believe that the most leveraged way to alleviate global poverty is through universal education, agriculture and gender equality. We see that development is sustainable when local communities build capacity at the grassroots and create their own solutions. Mission & History Siyam Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promote the quality of primary education, agriculture, and gender equality in Cameroon. I created in January 2015 by a group of people who drew their inspiration from the Baha’i principles of justice and equality, universal education and indiscriminate service to all as life’s purpose. Within siyam Foundation, in larger communities, nationally or internationally, we seek to work with like-minded people or organizations to demonstrate in action that people of all backgrounds can come together in the service of our common good. The foundation is named after a great herbalist of the 19th century, TII SUYAM in the Upper Nkam-Banka in a small village called Doupsouk. He was offering his services for free and saved countable lives. He was equally a great instructor who volunteered to teach children. According to him, education was the cradle of success, that’s what inspired us to name the foundation after him. The project was developed to ensure its Viability, by encouraging the participation of communities for a better appropriation of the project.1 Review
We are community development experts recognizing that for the world to become sustainable, the potential of communities must be harnessed.
We work in the community cognizant of the fact that majority of indigenous people live below the poverty line in communities around Cameroon. We therefore work with communities to find ways to bring diverse groups together and leverage their abilities, interests, and resources in order to engender shared value and benefits.
RUDEC is a business enterprise that focuses on children, women and the environmental protection with focuses on tourism development as a project.
Please note that we do not run an orphanage. The children that we support live with their extended families in Belo and outlying villages. We think that it is extremely important for children to grow up surrounded by their families in a traditional way if possible.