“Thank you for your assistance to our community of poor. Thank God for 44.5 Foundation.” Zulay Oumarou
Our Campaign Accomplishments
July 2022Bonabéri, CameroonFeast of the Ram Food Drive
- The 44.5 Foundation joined our Douala-based beneficiaries during the 2022 celebration of the feast of the Ram (Eid-ul-Adha). As a hallmark of our continued assistance to families facing economic challenges, we organized a lump of meat giveaway to over 170 families who put meat on their table as part of their meal during this special holiday. We successfully distributed 1kg of fresh meat per family to 175 families, spread over two locations in the Bonabéri section of Douala, starting with senior citizens and continued with single mothers and fathers. We remain committed to supporting efforts that will improve the quality of life of our beneficiaries.
June 2022Bonabéri, CameroonJune Food Drive
- The 44.5 Foundation monthly food drive for the month of June was yet another emotion-filled event. The sharp rise in food prices has had a dramatic impact on many of our families who already barely scraped by with the little they have. We distributed to 60 families 5kg bags of rice, 1kg of spaghetti, and 1 liter of cooking oil each. We noticed a massive turnout of very elderly persons which is testimony to how tough these times are. After the usual opening prayers, we proceeded to donate first to the senior citizens followed by the rest of the attendees. The 44.5 Foundation pledged to visit the homes of some of its elderly recipients. The mothers thanked the 44.5 Foundation team for always coming through for the Bonaberi Douala community.
June 2022Atlanta, GABook Drive Donations
- At the heart of 44.5 Foundation’s mission is committed to fostering education in underprivileged communities. Our donors made a generous donation of over 1000 books and reference dictionaries to the school library. The staff of SMART BKPS was at a loss for words at the sheer volume but also the quality of the books. This was truly above and beyond anything they expected in terms of a book donation. 44.5 Foundation is very thankful to all of our donors who made this dream a reality.
June 2022Atlanta, GAClothes Drive Donations
- Many thanks to our faithful families and friends for making our first clothes donation a huge success towards building hope to improve the quality of life to the Cameroon families we serve. Our goal is to economically empower families with community-driven campaigns starting with our food drives and now expanding to clothes donations. Your personal commitment is incredibly helpful and allowed us to provide over 1,700 items of clothes
April 2022Bonabéri, CameroonRamadan Food Drive
- 44.5 Foundation Cameroon chapter hosted a food drive for Douala Muslim faithful at the Bonaberi Al Haqqou Masjid. We distributed to over 100 families 5kg bags of rice, 1L of cooking oil, 1kg of sugar, and 1kg of flour each. We have relentlessly worked to alleviate the economic burden caused on poor families due to rising inflation. As families gather to break bread at the end of each fasting day, 44.5 Foundation stands by them to honor their daily sacrifice.
December 2021Bonabéri, CameroonCommunity Food Donation
- The 44.5 Foundation monthly food drive for December is a huge booster to many families during the holiday season when food prices are notoriously high. The December food drive was held at the Bonabéri Hausa chief compound, where we distributed 5kg bags of rice, 2kg of spaghetti, and a liter of cooking oil to 45 families. All of them expressed gratitude for the 44.5 Foundation’s continued support of needy families in the Bonabéri district of Douala. Also, the foundation reached out this month to the physically challenged also to share some holiday cheers.
December 2021Babenga, CameroonSMART Christmas Feast
- 44.5 Foundation is a proud sponsor of The SMART Christmas Feast with donations of toys and entertainment for the event. The parents proudly watched the kindergarteners performed numerous talents shows, after which the children received their gifts from Santa Claus. The headmistress, in a poignant speech, thanked everyone that contributed to making this day a success. She acknowledges the amazing support of 44.5 Foundation this year as a cornerstone to the success of the school.
December 2021Bonaberi, Cameroon44.5 Foundation Christmas Dinner
- The Cameroon Chapter of 44.5 Foundation hosted a Christmas dinner in Bonabéri, Douala to bring together different stakeholders and the public to express our gratitude for an amazing year of activities. We opened with a word of prayer and a word of welcome, highlighting 44.5 Foundation and its 2021 events. While our guests were being entertained with popular Christmas carols sung by the Holy Family Choir, they were being served dinner, which included Cameroonian treats of Poulet DG, Suya, fried plantains, and fruit salads. During dinner, we discussed the details of our monthly food assistance program, which was very appealing to many potential sponsors, who felt such a program has an immediate impact on families in need. Our guests were very impressed with our commitment to serving families, therefore, they pledged to partner with 44.5 Foundation in our Food Drive program next year.
November 2021Bonaberi, CameroonCommunity Food Drive
- 44.5 Foundation renewed its monthly food drive efforts in Cameroon on November 4, 2021. The drive focused on the elderly, who have been in dire situations, recently. 50 different families were abundantly grateful for the foundation’s food donation of 1 liter of cooking oil, 2kg of spaghetti, and a 5kg bag of rice, which will support each family up to 14 days.
October 2021Babenga, CameroonSMART School TV and Internet Donation
- At the beginning of the academic year, SMART Bilingual Nursery and Primary School had expressed the need to upgrade technology tools available on site to teach the students. As part of our ongoing partnership with SMART BNPS, 44.5 Foundation donated a 43” LG smart television equipped with high-speed internet capabilities for the school. The smart TV would provide direct access to online educational material to both the teaching staff and the student body. At the reception ceremony, the head mistress was overwhelmed at how promptly 44.5 Foundation responded to their request. She further praised our thoughtfulness at providing reliable high speed internet access, which the teaching staff would utilize for academic research purposes.
May 2021Bonaberi, CameroonCommunity Food Drive
- Our next distribution drive was in Bonabéri, Douala, where we distributed 1 kg of fresh meat to widows and single moms, which should last them about 1 week.
September 2021Bonaberi, CameroonCommunity Book Drive
- The Cameroon Chapter of 44.5 Foundation organized a book drive for needy children in Bonabéri, Douala on September 18, 2021, at the Hausa Chiefs Palace compound. $500 worth of notebooks, pens, and pencils distributed to 120 parents and kids, with each parent or child being given 4 notebooks, a pencil and 2 ballpoint pens. During testimonials, many parents were sincerely grateful that 44.5 Foundation kept its promise, because this does not happen often. Many kids joyously wished success to the founders of this initiative, and parents acknowledged that these kids are now 44.5 Foundation Kids. Our continuous commitment with the children will elevate their academic progress in school.
September 2021Babenga, CameroonSMART Sports Wear Donation
- The Cameroon Chapter of 44.5 Foundation has adopted SMART Bilingual Primary and Nursery School to kick off the 2021/2022 academic year, by supporting the school staff through a sportswear donation, which took place in school premises. 27 staff members were very happy when they were informed that the 44.5 Foundation was coming that afternoon to distribute their long-desired uniforms. On account of the school’s limited budget, they did not have the funds to provide the teachers with sportswear. After a brief welcome speech, we proceeded distributing the sports uniforms to the school staff. The school administrator was full of praise for our continued support of the school. We stand by our promise to honor our commitments in assisting SMART BNPS as they strive to provide education to the low-income communities.
August 2021Bonaberi, CameroonCommunity Food Drive
- Our monthly food drive was a huge success held at the terrace of the Hausa Chief Palace in Bonabéri, Douala. We distributed 1kg of pasta, 2 liters of cooking oil, and 5kg bags of rice to 50 families. Emotions ran high as many of the mothers expressed profound gratitude for the foundation’s steadfast assistance to the needy. At the end of the distribution, there were lots of hugs and appreciation to the 44.5 Foundation’s leadership, and prayers concluded the event.
July 2021Bonaberi, CameroonEid al-Adha Food Drive
- To celebrate God's test of Ibrahim, many Muslim families, across the globe, sacrifice an animal and share the meat with low-income communities in the span of 4 days. The 44.5 Foundation provided 50 families with cuts of lamb, a 5kg bag of rice, and 2 liters of cooking oil.
June 2021Bonaberi, CameroonCommunity Food Drive in
- We are very excited and honored to conduct our second food drive and distribution at Hausa Chief Palace in Bonaberi-Douala. We provided 60 families, that included senior citizens, widows, and parents, with a 5kg bag of rice, 2 liters of cooking oil, and 1k of sugar.
May 2021Bamenda, CameroonOur First Food Drive
- Our first food drive and distribution was held in Bamenda, Cameroon to help 40 families during Ramadan. We provided each family with a 5kg bag of rice and 2 liters of cooking oil. This amount of food can feed a family of 7 for 10 days.
March 2021Clean Water Wells Projects
- 44.5 Foundation It’s 2021 and clean water is still one of the most desperate needs of poor communities all around the world. A lack of usable water often means disease, hunger and suffering. Safe water improves health and education so communities can begin to grow themselves out of poverty.
January 2021School Textbook Drive
- By way of our Cameroon Chapter, we were able to adopt a school and provide textbooks for the ENTIRE school. We are working towards raising funds to help all students be able to pay for their tuition, textbooks, and obtain the needed school supplies for the 2021 – 2022 school year.
August 2020Atlanta, GA44.5 Foundation Website Launched
- In the summer of 2020, Ahmed and I were engaged in a deep conversation on how families in Cameroon survive on an average of $200 per month. At first, I was astonished by this reality. Within minutes, my soul felt I can, and I will do more to lend a hand to the less fortunate. This was the beginning of 44.5 Foundation. Welcome to our website.
It always seems impossible until it’s done
“I admire the work your NGO has done in such little time. You have given so much to hope for to so many. You all really have an impact in our little community here in Bonaberi. My children now really look forward to the quality rice that you distribute every month. I choke up just thinking what was it like before 44.5 Foundation started it’s acts of goodwill”
“We, the less privileged and are used to people making promises and not keeping them. It’s refreshing to see an NGO that actually keeps to its word of doing a food drive monthly. May Allah bless all your hard work.”
“As a widow, I always look forward to the monthly food drives by Ahmed and his Foundation. Our family of 8 depends heavily on their generosity. May they continuously be blessed.’