French citizens residing in Cameroon with support from Association pour la Diffusion Internationale Francophone” (ADIFLOR), have joined the Government to support pupils studying in the Far North Region of the country. Visiting French Senator Louis Duvernois, handed a consignment of 12,000 books to the Minister of Basic Education, Youssouf Hadidja Alim last Friday June 17, 2016 in the presence of French Ambassador to Cameroon, Christine Robichon and Consulate Adviser of Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea, Pierre Clerfeuille.
Senator Louis Duvernois said the books meant for 89 school libraries in the Far North Region are reserved for children to promote their level of education and improve their reading skills especially at home. He noted that the books will be of great importance to the children who are unable to go to school due to constant terrorist attacks in the region. The French Senator said while at home, the books will help the children make up with studying time.
While thanking the French community for their support, the Minister of Basic Education, Youssouf Hadidja Alim said books are useful items for pupils both in class and as individuals at home. The books, according to the Minister of Basic Education, will be distributed to some schools in the Diamare, Mayo Tsanaga, Mayo Sava, and Logone et Chari Divisions in the Far North Region. Youssouf Hadidja Alim explained that the donations have been packed in such a way that transportation will be safe and distribution made easier. She called on the children to make good use of the books.