As you probably know, busuu.com won last week an European Award for Innovation in Language Learning. The price is compensated with 1,500 EUR and we decided to donate this money to the Cameroon Association for the Protection and Education of the Child (CAPEC). We chose Cameroon for the destination, as our website has its name from the language “Busuu“, spoken in this country by only eight people.
The work done by CAPEC is really impressive – they have special programs to fight child labour and child marriage, they run a HIV/AIDS Sensitization Program and are in general involved in children education in the poorer rural areas of Cameroon. Our money will be used to construct a school for children in the Nkolfoulou neighbourhood located in the Centre Province of Cameroon.
If you want to collaborate as well by yourself, you can do it in several ways. You can easily donate money in order to e.g. sponsor a child for a full school year, or help them organizing a summer program for orphans. If you want to get involved personally, you can also volunteer in their schools as a teacher which will be for sure an unforgettable personal experience. At the end, every donation or activity counts!
We from busuu.com firmly believe that education is the most efficient way out of poverty – so we are very glad that we could make our small contribution. We will update you on this blog about the further progress of this collaboration!