Douala, 08 August, 2021 / 6:30 pm (ACI Africa).
A member of the Society of Jesus (Jesuit) ministering in Chad has launched a fundraiser to support the education of at least 300 children displaced by the ongoing Anglophone crisis in the North West and South West (NOSO) regions of Cameroon.
In a Friday, August 6 interview with ACI Africa, Fr. Ludovic Lado said he hopes to raise the funds through the sale of his book, “Seeds of Hope”, which entails stories from the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the Central African country.
“Before schools reopen, we hope to raise enough money to send back to school at least 300 children. To achieve this objective, we need to sell as many books as possible,” Fr. Lado told ACI Africa.
The Cameroonian Priest continued, “Most of the IDPs in Cameroon today are among the poorest of the poor. They have lost almost everything. As a Christian and as a priest, I cannot just go on saying Holy Mass when these brothers and sisters do not know how their children will return to school when it reopens soon.”
He added that the fundraiser launched on Thursday, August 5 through the Back to School Initiative “is all about the right to education of the internally displaced children.”