Being able to connect and having digital skills is very, very relevant for refugees and displaced women in Cameroon because it allows us to communicate and have other knowledge apart from what we may learn from word of mouth.
It actually opens our minds.
Assale Francoise, SCE participant
It is really something that will go a long way to help us and to move us to another level.
Ncoh Belinda, SCE participant
I am so, so grateful, I feel complete now, because my dream is to go to school.
So for this opportunity I want to say a big thank you. It’s a big blessing to me.
Precious Asongwe, SCE participant
The training, the knowledge, the self-control, knowing how to empower yourself, knowing how to fill in the gaps - that doesn't have a price.
That stays in your mind and will guide you forever, you'll be empowered forever.
Cheryl Marambio, SCE participant Chile
Take a virtual tour of the Second Chance learning hubs in Cameroon.
Refugees from Nigeria and the Central African Republic, the vulnerable host community, and internally displaced persons have found a safe space here to learn, heal, and take their Second Chance.
With this job, I will take care of myself and even of my parents.
I also think that later, when I get married, this job will permit me to contribute to the wellbeing of my household.
Rejoyce Amos, SCE participant
These marginalized women face a combination of key barriers and vulnerabilities that prevent access to relevant educational programmes, including geographic and cultural barriers: gender-based violence, low income, early marriage and childhood pregnancy, conflict and displacement, and poverty and migration.
Women fleeing violence in Nigeria arrive in the Far North of Cameroon with nothing. Alone, they bear sole responsibility for their children and their own basic needs, while dealing with the trauma of violent life experiences.