Teenage pregnancy is a widespread problem in Cameroon. One in every three girls become a mother before her 18th birthday. Apart from becoming mothers before their 18th birthday, social abandonment, exclusion from education and jobs prohibit these girls from establishing sufficient support for themselves and their child(ren).
BleekerFoundation was founded by one of the Cameroonian born teenage mothers who did manage to fight her way to a full-fledged life. Together with local institutes and key persons in the area, she now sets out to support these girls in their path towards a self-sustained life.
NEWS: BleekerFoundation Scholarships 2018 open for registration!
BleekerFoundation’s main objective is to reduce the alarming teenage pregnancy rate in Cameroon. We aim to achieve that through education. Nevertheless we believe it is important to give the existing teenage mothers a second chance to improve their overall standard of living and become independent and productive.
|BleekerFoundation offers 15 academic and 10 vocational scholarship opportunities for teenage mothers in Cameroon who have demonstrated genuine interest in becoming self-reliant, thereby improving their standard of living and that of their children.|