BACKGROUND

COREDA is a development driven, non-profit making and non-governmental organization started in 2009 as an informal voluntary group. It was later constituted and registered on July 29, 2010 with registration No: 078/AR/G.42/162/AJPAS as a non-profit making association. The organization is regulated by Law No: 90/053 of 19th December 1990 governing freedom of associations in Cameroon. The organization was also incorporated in Alberta, Canada on March 7, 2017 with Corporate Access Number: 5120412621. COREDA is democratically governed with three main organs: The General Assembly (Supreme Organ), The Board and the Management Organ.


Today, COREDA is the largest community organisation in Cameroon, with a variety of programs and services. Hence, helping thousands of  vulnerable individuals in remote communities each year. Since its inception, COREDA have proudly served over 5,000 individuals. Our main guiding principles are participatory, sustainable, inclusive and balanced development, gender equality, fairness and equal opportunities for all regardless of tribe, greed, race or religion.

OUR VISION

We envision a society in which everyone will have equal opportunities to thrive and live a fulfilled life-a society free of all forms of social injustices.

OUR MISSION

Our mission is empowering and sustainably improving the living conditions of children, women, vulnerable youths and disadvantaged rural and indigenous forest communities in the South West Region of Cameroon.


OBJECTIVES

  • To undertake community development initiatives;
  • To advance quality education and training as a tool to development;
  • To promote livelihood initiatives for poverty alleviation and economic autonomy for the less privilege; To carry out environmental and nature protection activities;
  • To promote the rights of women, children and indigenous forest communities;

AREA OF OPERATION

The organization’s geographical focus is the South West English speaking Region of Cameroon. South West Region is the marginalized English Speaking region that was colonized by Britain.

SECTORS OF INTERVENTION

Education and vocational training, community development, human rights, environment, water, hygiene and sanitation (WASH) and the promotion of sustainable agriculture and livelihood initiatives for poverty alleviation and economic autonomy for the less privilege.

TARGET GROUPS/COMMUNITIES

Children - Orphans and vulnerable children (OVC), women (more specifically single mothers & widows), disadvantaged youths, and indigenous forest and rural communities. Our inclusive and participatory approach to development drives our initiatives. Target groups and beneficiaries are at the pivot of our interventions. They are involved in project conception, implementation and evaluation.

GUIDING PRINCIPLES AND CORE VALUES

Inclusion and participation, good governance, fairness and equity, sustainable development, transparency, accountability, gender equality and equal opportunities for all regardless of age, religion, sex, race or tribe.