OCA-USA PROJECT REPORT
PROVIDING SCHOOLS IN OROKOLAND WITH CLASSROOM BENCHES
(Prepared and Reported by Ebile Adolf Esimo – June, 2017)
In 2014, Prince Fred Mediko (now President/CEO of BACDU-USA) was elected National President of Oroko Cultural Association, USA. He inherited a series of problems from the previous administration like re-instating the organization with the State of Georgia and opening a bank account for the organization just to mention a few. Though he succeeded, the process was not easy especially as no documents were transferred to him by his predecessor.
And in 2015, Fred Mediko made a trip to Cameroon with the following objectives:
- Meet with members of the Cameroon’s Coordinator Committee and Traditional Chiefs to assure them of Oroko USA’s collaboration on joint projects.
- Identify and prioritize realistic community-based projects that Oroko USA can support.
- Assess the strengths and weaknesses of the Cameroon Coordination’s Committee and identify potential areas for capacity building.
- Appeal to parents to encourage their children to be part of existing Oroko Cultural Associations abroad.
During this trip, the idea of supporting schools with classroom benches was introduced and welcomed by the oroko communities.
At the Oroko General Assembly Meeting (Convention) of 2015 in Atlanta, GA. Delegates from the different state deliberated on this issue and finally agreed to fund the classroom bench project.
The project was 100% successful as all 260 classroom benches were delivered to 26 schools though under some very difficult conditions.
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