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About Us

Welcome to CENATDECA

CENATDECA is a Non-Governmental and nonprofit organization that works for the social development and integration of underprivileged individuals, groups and communities in the Bamenda Municipality through humanitarian services. It promotes a society where vulnerable persons/groups are empowered economically. In our society the disadvantaged and marginalized persons like women, orphans, teenage single mothers, the elderly and persons with disability are suffering from poverty which is partly caused by their discrimination and marginalization in the society.

Empowerment according to CENATDECA is simply putting in place practical sustainable measures that will enable vulnerable and marginalized group of persons take action tochange the conditions of their lives while having knowledge and skills of a trade that will make them competitive in the particular productive field.

Empowerment according to CENATDECA is simply putting in place practical sustainable measures that will enable vulnerable and marginalized group of persons take action tochange the conditions of their lives while having knowledge and skills of a trade that will make them competitive in the particular productive field.

CENATDECA aims at improving the living conditions of the destitute so that they can be healthy and self-reliant. It is currently run by a committee. Depending on our resources we intend to extend in the future our services nationwide. The organization aims to empower the young mothers (13 -18-year-old) and the destitute through life skills training and non-formal education, including entrepreneurship training. CENATDECA also provides behavioural support and mentoring. In addition, CENATDECA advocates for teenage pregnancy prevention and assists in gender problems.

Our Vision

Our work aims to restore human dignity, break the vicious cycle of poverty and social isolation and to restore hope for a better future for the underprivileged of the society. We believe that every person has the right to access resources and opportunities in order to live and develop with dignity and to become an active and contributing member of our society.


CENOTDECA is an Association that postulates the possibility that everyone can live a good standard life, free from poverty and destitution. We will work for profoud change that eradicates the causes of poverty, striving to attain equality, dignity and freedom of all, regardless of their faith and Nationality. We are a movement for social justice, promotion of urgent, practical and effective assistance where there is great need, tackling the effects of poverty as well as its root causes.


  • To fight againt poverty and destitution
  • To sensitize and change structures and systems that favour the rich and powerful over the poor and marginalized


  • Put human life first by working to ensure equality of all
  • Struggle for social justice especially in favour of the destitute of the society
  • Work together with others through team work and networking

BENEFICIARIES/Target population

Teenage single mothers, Destitute children and adults, Youths, Poor Farmers, Orphans, Semi Orphans, Street Children, Disabled Persons, Students, Old age / Elderly people, Physically challenged persons, Persons Living with HIV/AIDS.

Our Objectives

  • To promote and ameliorate the social wellbeing of orphans, teenage single mothers, the elderly and other vulnerable children, and support them to deal with effects of poverty on their lives through economic strengthening.

  • To raise awareness on women’s rights, the consequences of discrimination, violence and harmful cultural practises on girls such as child marriage amongst others practised in our communities, and promote the fight against these practices.

  • To contribute in the alleviation of poverty among underprivileged children, promote and encourage the education of the poor and needy by supporting them both materially and financially so as to meet up with their educational needs,

  • To promote the education of children born by teenage and / or unmarried mothers and encourage the rescue of young uneducated teenage girls from sexual abuse and early marriage through seminars, sensitization and organization of workshops.

  • To promote child health care, raise awareness on the integrated health of children and educate and sensitize the population on common diseases like malaria and prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV and encourage health promotion programs,

  • To provide a forum where the less privileged especially orphans, teenage single mothers, persons living with disabilities and other vulnerable children can be assessed and given due attention in the domain of health, education and nutritional needs,

  • To promote child education and training, especially vulnerable children, health care, HIV sensitization and prevention, food security and livelihood programs in communities and advocate the rights of the marginalized persons, and persons living with HIV/AIDS,

  • To encourage inclusive education through sustainable economic programs, empower women and girls through capacity building workshops and trainings on entrepreneurial skills and opportunities for small scale businesses and petit trades.


1 ELIZABETH ANKIAMBOM CHIATII Sisters of St Ann, Foncha Street Bamenda University Lecturer President Sisters of St. Ann, Foncha Street Nkwen, Bamenda
2 NdaiDiang Prisca St Paul’s College Nkwen Bamenda Teacher Secretary St. Paul’s College Nkwen, Bamenda
3 SeraphicaFutohnaChiatii Bishop’s House Mankon Bamenda Health Services Treasurer Catholic Relief service, Archbishop’s House, Bamenda, 677965038
4 Mary Stella Chea Our Lady of Lourdes College Mankon, Bamenda Teacher Publicity Secretary Our Lady of Lourdes college Mankon, Bameda
5 AwoDiang Mathilda Government Bilingual High School Bamenda Teacher Executive member Government Bilingual High School, Bamenda
6 Clara IbemsiChiatii Government Primary School Njinikom Teacher Executive member Government Primary School Njinikom
7 Margaret NanguoChiatii Catholic Relief Service Bamenda Social worker Executive member Catholic Relief service, Archbishop’s House, Bamenda