Scholarship Schemes

The CBC Autism Fund

This scholarship is open to children and young people in secondary and primary schools. regardless of sex.

Most children with autism in Cameroon are treated with disdain, rejected and abandoned in some cases and in others, seen as witches and wizards. Schooling for them is rare as they are considered uneducable. Whereas autism, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), refers to a broad range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviours, speech and nonverbal communication.  WHO estimates that 6 out of every 10.000 children world-wide live with autism. Early recognition, as well as behavioural, educational and family therapies may reduce symptoms and support development and learning.

Early education is crucial to mitigating the severity of autism. School is the perfect place for children with autism to learn social and meaningful communication strategies that can be life-changing. 

Donate today and improve on the quality of life of a child with autism!

The CBC Blind Education Fund

This scholarship is open to all learners with severe to profound vision impairment at primary and secondary school level.

Many children and young people with vision impairment do not attend school. Some still sit by road sides and beg for food! Their parents and immediate communities see them as burdens and their future is bleak. For the few who attend school, providing their scholastic materials and paying tuition is almost impossible because the majority come from very low income families. With adequate financial support, they can and do excel in school.

Donate today and enable a child with vision impairment ‘see’ the world through education!

The CBC Cerebral Palsy Education Fund.

This scholarship is open to children and young people in secondary and primary schools. regardless of sex.

Most children with Cerebral Palsy (CP) in Cameroon are stuck in bed or wheel chairs. Written off by their families and friends as a bunch of no-hopers, they are abandoned and mistreated. They miss the company of their friends in a safe and welcoming space of opportunities.  That space is the school environment. The common belief is that children with CP cannot learn. Yet with the right supports in place, they can and do learn. Enrol them in school and see how their faces light up!

Donate today and light a candle in the life of a child living with Cerebral Palsy

The CBC Downs Syndrome Fund for Education.

This scholarship is open to children and young people in secondary and primary schools. regardless of sex.

Down’s syndrome is a genetic disorder caused when abnormal cell division results in extra genetic material from chromosome 21. In Cameroon, these children suffer a lot of verbal abuse, being constantly and shamefully referred to as morons, for a condition for which they bare no responsibility! Because many of them have intellectual disabilities, the assumption is that schooling is a waste of time and resources. Yet with the right supports in school, they are equipped with life skills that bring joy to them and their families.

Donate today and breathe life into the future of these Kids!

Wil Schrijvershof Scholarship for Deaf Girls

This scholarship is open to deaf girls in primary school in the Northwest Region of Cameroon.

Schooling for children with severe to profound hearing impairments in Cameroon is not so common. Being a girl with a hearing impairment means double jeopardy! Join Wil Schrivershof in providing a life-changing educational experience for deaf girls.

Donate today and be the warmth in someone’s stone cold life.

The CBC Deaf Education Fund.

This scholarship is open to children and young people in secondary and primary schools regardless of sex.

Find yourself in a public gathering in Cameroon and they come, with misery in their eyes, silently shoving a paper into your face looking hungry and unkempt. Read the content of the paper, most likely written by someone else and it says ‘I am deaf. I do not go to school and I have no food to eat’! These children can never hold their heads high with their hands out! Their lives could be a lot better if they were enrolled in school. The reason they are not? Poverty, in the main!

Donate today and transform the lives of these children and young people!

The CBC Disabilities Fund for Education.

This scholarship is open to persons with any disability at any level of education regardless of sex.

 WHO estimates that 15% of every population live with a disability. In Cameroon, disability is still shrouded by unfounded myths, the most pathetic being that children with disabilities cannot learn. Consequently, the majority of these children are not found in schools but rather in squalid conditions in their homes, deprived of a basic right we most often take for granted – the right to education. Their future is bleak and filled with gloom and doom! The few who attend do not have basic school needs resulting in a negative schooling experience.

Donate today and play your part in changing a young person’s world! Your extra is someone’s need!

The CBC Downs Syndrome Fund for Education.

This scholarship is open to children and young people in secondary and primary schools. regardless of sex.

Down’s syndrome is a genetic disorder caused when abnormal cell division results in extra genetic material from chromosome 21. In Cameroon, these children suffer a lot of verbal abuse, being constantly and shamefully referred to as morons, for a condition they have no control over. Because the majority of them have intellectual disabilities, the assumption is that school is not for them. Yet with the right supports in school, they are equipped with life skills that bring joy to them and their families.

Donate today and breathe life into the future of these Kids!