The right to adequate health and education is realized when every man, woman and child, alone or in community with others, have the physical and economic access at all times to adequate health and education or means for its procurement.

Current Projects

SAINT ANNE CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION PROJECT, NEW MELONG – CAMEROON

The first major VHCHE project to improve study conditions of over 300 students at a K-6 school in New-Melong, Cameroon. Saint Anne Catholic School was created in 1965 and currently experiences serious infrastructure challenges, including old and collapsing school buildings, lack of school supplies, first aid room, trained nurse, and drinking water.

VHCHE grants, in five months time, have supported the construction, electrical wiring and lighting, and interior finishing of two new classrooms, an office with a rear window, a wider front sidewalk the length of the building, and two toilets.

The grants also provided for the complete renovation of two existing buildings with six classrooms at St. Anne Catholic School.

Thanks to contributions from Virginia Knights of Columbus Councils and Assemblies, the Virginia State Council, the Mount Vernon Columbus Club, and many contributions from individual Knights and other benefactors.

Students at St. Anne’s now have access to a better facility.

Future Projects

ADDITIONAL IMPROVEMENTS AT SAINT ANNE CATHOLIC SCHOOL, NEW MELONG – CAMEROON

Multi-student integral bench/desk workstations to furnish six previously renovated classrooms.

A drinking water well, along with a water tower that will support a water tank, constructed at a height sufficient to pressurize a distribution system for drinking water at Saint Anne.

An additional building for the English section with 6 classrooms, one library, one nurse room, and two toilets. 

A computer room to allow for student’s training in basic computer skills.

DIVINITY SECONDARY SCHOOL, ELOUMDEM – CAMEROON

A drinking water well and a computer room for the school’s use.

ECOLE CATHOLIQUE SAINT ANSELME, BABOUANTOU – CAMEROON

A drinking water well for the school’s community.

ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

Destiny Home, an orphanage in Bonamoussadi, Douala.

Matoutoutou Center for children with special needs in Bonamoussadi, Douala.

Saint John Orphanage in Deido, Douala.

Pediatric Department of the Hospital of Bonamoussadi, Douala.