Bitame Lucia International School

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Pupils and teachers in summer 2014
First international volunteer from teaches kids in February 2009
US Embassy officer Luke Ortega opened new BLIS classroom in November 2012
Official visit of Brazilian Ambassador at BLIS on 29 September 2016

Bitame Lucia International School (BLIS) provides the preschool and the primary bilingual school (English and French) in Nkolfoulou village located 12 km from Yaoundé, Cameroon. The school was founded in February 2009 by the teacher Lucia Bitame and managing director Ajomuzu Collette Bekaku, founder of the Cameroon Association for the Protection and Education of the Child (CAPEC).[1]

History[edit]

The school started in February 2009 with the help of international volunteers from United Kingdom, Netherlands, etc. On 20 November 2012 was opened a new classroom constructed with the help of US Embassy Ambassador's Program.[2] In 2014 after the crowdfunding at Indiegogo was built a new concrete 3-floor school building.[3][4] Beside classrooms the school has a big hall where are organized various events for students and their parents.[5] On 29 September 2016 Brazilian Ambassador Dr. Nei Futuro Bitencourt visited BLIS and gave a lesson about Brazil to Bitame Lucia International College students.[6]

International volunteers and sponsors[edit]

The school offers teaching opportunities for international volunteers.[7] Partners and sponsors include Busuu[8], Develop Africa,[9] Google, OLPC,[10] etc.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "An Interview with Ajomuzu Collette Bekaku - Founder and Executive Director of the Cameroon Association for the Protection and Education of the Child". 1 May 2017. Retrieved 14 February 2019.
  2. ^ "US Embassy Inaugurates New Classroom in Nkolfoulou Village - Bitame Lucia Nursery and Primary School in Nkolfoulou, Cameroon". Nkolfoulou.org. Retrieved 14 February 2019.
  3. ^ "Building School in Cameroon". Indiegogo.com. Retrieved 14 February 2019.
  4. ^ "Building School in Cameroon - part 2". Indiegogo.com. Retrieved 14 February 2019.
  5. ^ "Christmas 2015 pupils - models show". YouTube. 9 October 2016. Retrieved 14 February 2019.
  6. ^ "BLIS Cameroon welcome Brazilian Ambassador". YouTube. 16 October 2016. Retrieved 14 February 2019.
  7. ^ "Teaching at the Bitame Lucia School - K12 Academics". K12academics.com. 6 February 2014. Retrieved 14 February 2019.
  8. ^ busuu (3 December 2012). "Help make a difference with the gift of education". Retrieved 14 February 2019.
  9. ^ "Bitame Lucia Nursery and Primary School in Nkolfoulou, Cameroon-New School Year - Develop Africa". Developafrica.org. Retrieved 14 February 2019.
  10. ^ "OLPCorps AmericanUniversityofParis Cameroon - OLPC". Wiki.laptop.org. Retrieved 14 February 2019.

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