ABOUT CAMEROON DEVELOPMENT AND EDUCATION FOUNDATION (CADEF)
Cameroon Development and Education Foundation (CADEF) is a community based development and humanitarian organization that advances children’s right and equality for girls. We strive for a just world by tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.
We support children's right from birth until they reach adulthood, and we enable children to prepare for and respond to crises and adversity. Working Together with children, young people, we build a Strong Foundation for a better future of our communities.
We believe that for a given society to become aggregate and equal, there should be a mutual integration and cohabitation therein of both the rural and urban masses, the poor and the rich, the physically impaired and handicap; hence a balanced community wherein equal right of men, women, the boy and girl children are guaranteed and protected without bais and injustice.
Deep respect for local contextWe value local expertise and knowledge; we are immersed in the social, political, environmental, and economic realities where we work. Our approach is centered on the catalytic role that individuals, communities, and governments play in the development of their societies.
Inclusion of differing viewsWe believe in the importance of myriad views and perspectives; we encourage inclusive dialogue to help ensure everyone has a seat at the table. Our mission, people, and programs are defined by our commitment to equality, particularly for women, children and other marginalized populations.
Innovative, Agile thinkingWe value fresh, original ideas and we are known for our ability to identify and respond rapidly to issues and events affecting the places where we work. Our institutional culture encourages experimentation with new approaches and sharing the results through empirical research, expert analysis, collaboration with other organizations, and outreach.
Trust, accountability, and partnershipWe value collaboration and believe that working closely with forward-thinking leaders can improve lives, governance, and policies. Our operations and programs reflect the integrity and dedication of our members.
Longstanding presence and commitmentSince our founding in 2013, we have worked side by side with dedicated individuals and institutions to make history through far-reaching reforms and inclusive development. Our impact is grounded in our ability to combine a long-term, experienced perspective with our strong network and commitment to progress in Local communities in Cameroon.
Partners of CADEF include: Good Deeds Foundation Isreal, ICENECDE Buea, GivingWay USA,HYSACAM Limbe, Options For Homes Cameroon,National Refinery Cooperation (SONARA), Limbe City Council(LCC), Limbe I Council, Limbe II Council, Limbe III Council,
Cameroon National Youth Council (CNYC), Intetergraded Youth Empowerment Center (IYEC),
Improving the quality of life for the underprivileged groups through, empowerment, education, improved healthcare services, human right promotion and protection, economic self-reliance, using a community centered approach and advocacy.
To Build a Strong Foundation for a better future of our communities.
Empowering The Rural Communities.
To foster the initiation and implementation of sustainable development action and project in diverse domains.