Volunteer: Nadege, Manager of the Jardin Eden centre
Nadege started working for the Serge Betsen Academy (SBA) in 2010. She first got to know the wives of two expatriates; they were involved in a project for a children centre. These two ladies then approached the SBA and this is how the story between Nadege and the SBA started in Yaoundé.
Nadege is a housewife and she goes every afternoon from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Jardin Eden centre to look after the children aged 5 to 11. Drawing, colouring, painting, mathematics, French, English … the children do not have time to get bored!
Through games, songs and after-school tutoring, Nadège wishes to convey values to children such as: “respect, sharing, love, the taste for work and the fellowship between children and adults”. And she adds: “the children bring me lots of pride, serenity … I love to see them smile, grow and flourish. Their progress is my pride!”
From the bottom of her heart Nadege thanks the donors: “The children here are special, they don’t have much but they do wonders with the little they have! Please continue to help our little ones and our young people, they work so hard!”
Translation by Katy Birgé-Wilson