It is the mission and purpose of VHCHE to resource sustainable partnerships projects that enable and empower children to overcome real and often systemic challenges in their communities that adversely impact their maturing and potential. VHCHE, Corp. also aims to advance children’s rights and to correct inequality in underserved and underprivileged communities by coordinating and facilitating outreach and education activities. Its principal activities in pursuit of this mission are to provide aid and relief to help eradicate illiteracy and promote healthier environments and behavior in children at local, national, and international levels.
In memory of Viridiane, VHCHE’s first project will involve major re-building of an elementary school in a small village in Cameroon called New Melong. This project will be used as a model for other projects in the United States and around the world.
Melong is primarily an agricultural area that relies upon the production of coffee and banana to support the local economy. Currently the area is economically depressed and due to the civil unrest in the northwestern and southwestern parts of the country, many families and children are seeking refuge in other localities, including Melong. This heavy influx of migrants is causing more economic stress in many parts of the country, and more prominently in rural communities like Melong.
Our goal is to provide a quality educational environment conducive for effective study for the children of Saint Anne Catholic Primary School, New Melong. Saint Anne experiences serious lack of infrastructure including degraded roads, lack of drinking water, old and collapsing school buildings, inadequate number and poor quality of chairs and tables in classrooms, overused blackboards, insufficient textbooks, a lack of equipped first aid room or trained nurse, and insufficient training for staff.
With your help, the school will effectively provide integral education to the predominantly Catholic and Christian population of New Melong and Upper Melong in general and will benefit all children in the rural area of Melong regardless of their faith, religious beliefs, economic, or social status.
With your help, over 300 children will receive sound education under very favorable and optimal conditions.
With your help, we can make a difference in the educational life of a child, one classroom at a time.