École Public Garoua 3

Students and Teachers

This school serves 512 boys and 601 girls ages 6 to 13: 1,113 students total. The school day is split between two groups as they can only facilitate half their students at one time. 500 students attend school from 7am to 12pm and 613 students attend 12pm to 5pm. 

With only 11 teachers, the teacher to student ratio is 1:41. And with only 7 classrooms, there are around 65 students per classroom.

Challenges Faced Everyday

The teachers state their greatest challenge is the limited space for all their students. The classrooms are too crowded leading the children to lose focus and forcing the teachers to spend more time trying to control the kids than being able to teach them. Also the lack of proper windows and doors leads to break-ins causing damage to the school and theft of the few items they do have.

The dropout rate is very high at this school. Boys tend to start dropping out at age 10. They often need to find work to earn income for their family. Due to lack of resources, limited to no effort can be put towards student retention.

Together We Built a Better Tomorrow


First School Renovation

8 New Windows

50 New Desks

6 New Doors and New Roofing

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