Within the framework of IVFCam’s mission to “access wealth and health to the needy and vulnerable , as a service to God, through feasible and realistic actions of charity and human development”, and the organization’s community interventions on OVC Care & Support, Interfaith Vision Foundation, with collaboration from government administrative and technical services, successfully launched the 2014/2015 School Year Support project to OVCs in the North West Region of Cameroon, under the Wilfred Dawila Fomumbod Memorial Fund otherwise
known as “The Wilstar Charity Fund”. The project supports orphans and other vulnerable children involved in petty businesses during summer holidays, with small scale financial support to secure their “back to school needs” while building in them savings management skills, necessary for their livelihoods.
Partnering with 02 religious denominations in Bamenda, Cameroon and the focal members of the organizations’ management board, over 27 OVCs received financial and other material support, during a blissful event at IVFCam’s headquarters in Bamenda, in July 2014. Represented at this occasion was the Mayor of the Bamenda II Council, The Divisional Delegates for Women Empowerment and the Family; and Social Affairs respectively; IVFCam focal members, Pastors of the partner churches, other administrative and technical services, and parents, guardians and or caregivers. A total of 135,000 CF
AF was disbursed to beneficiaries who thanked the organization for their support.The CEO of IVFCam, Anne Stella Fomumbod, encouraged all present to extend support to these children while reiterating the continuous efforts of IVFCam to support these children. The representative of the Mayor of Bamenda II Council, lauded the efforts of IVFCam, saying the initiative is explicitly life changing and falls within the strategic development plans of the council area. To this effect, he assured government support towards the efforts of IVFCam in ensuring that the livelihoods of these children are secured. The C.E.O remarked that for the 2014/2015 school year, the organization has over 1,061 OVCs to reach out to in 256 communities of the North West Region.