Secondary Schooling In Lebialem

Every child has the right to a safe, formal, quality education and access to lifelong learning.

 Due to the ongoing crises in South West and North West Region of Cameroon, the children in Wabane a subdivision in Labialem, do not enjoy that right to safe, formal, and quality education, communities in this subdivision had shut down their doors to education since November 2016.

School is a space in which girls exercise their agency, make their voices heard, and access their first leadership opportunities.

Being out of school doesn’t just have devastating consequences for children’s life opportunities, particularly girls’  – it places girl children at risk of teen pregnancy, child marriage, female genital mutilation, and other forms of gender-based violence.
Education is critical in tackling harmful gender norms and empowering girls to drive change. It gives girls the skills to become leaders, innovators, and change-makers, and to tackle future crises.

Wabane is a sub-division in Labialem Division, comprises of eight villages that are categorized by Chiefdom;

  •  Bamumbu Village
  • Bechati Village
  • FolepiBanti Village
  • Egumbo Village
  • Nkong Village
  • Bangang Village
  • Besali Village

Despite its rich agricultural endowments and its ability to produce almost all crops produced in Cameroon, Lebialem has been almost cut off from the country with very little movement into and out of the division for the past 6 years of the Anglophone conflict.

CADEF Responds

  • Support the functioning of community school
  • Creation of child-friendly Spaces for children in the division