Cameroon’s economy is rooted largely in agriculture and oil, leaving it at the mercy of global market prices. With rampant poverty, 37% of the population, Cameroon struggles with a low literacy rate and short life expectancy. It is a secular state that allows for religious freedom, and about 70% of the country is at least nominally Christian. The political power is concentrated in the executive branch and widespread corruption has scourged the country.
This blog post describes the work for education in a small city called Gadja. Many of the young people in the region have no computer experience despite having a secondary school in the city. The primary focus of this mission is to provide socio-educational resources for the young people in the parish. However, pastoral care is always emphasized when working with the residents of Gadji and the missionaries are bringing Christian community where peace and hope are prominent.