Education and Extension Program

Capacity building at IHAF is by a participatory approach through focus group discussions, adult schools, community gatherings, seminars, internships, street and short training courses.

Expected results Enlightened communities with the ability to use available natural resources to improve their nutritional, health and economic status.

Purpose: The education program was designed as a reservoir for proper outreach to people in the local Communities (LocComs) on nutrition and health care related issues. It is intended to enlighten individuals, families and communities on the use of available natural resources for the improvement of their nutrition, health and economic status.

Program Objectives: To build capacities of people in LocComs on nutrition and health care related issues through:

  • Nutrition and health care education campaigns,

  • Seminars/Training workshops,

  • Demonstrative street sign post,

  • Short training courses,

  • Educative dramas on:

  • HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other infectious diseases

  • Personal hygiene, cleanliness at home, and environmental sanitation

  • Malnutrition and non-communicable diseases

  • Self reliant training (professional/vocational education and training) programs.

  • One health education for primary and secondary education



To develop community capacity to harness the resources of their immediate local environment aimed at increasing income, food security and access to clean water, and target them to those most vulnerable. Today under privileged – Future Leaders Need-Based Grants Scheme (TuP-FuL NBGS) of IHAF (the then IHAF Need-Based Scholarship Scheme): The main aim of this initiative is to encourage academic excellence but more especially to give deserving (good academic standing and demonstrated financial need) least privilege students a chance to education and sustainable development to their communities by extension. Setting up a Grant Scheme and/or Scholarship Endowment Fund As of the first two editions of the TuP-FuL NBGS accomplished in 2012 (first edition), 2013 (second edition), 2014 (third edition), and 2015 (fourth edition), we spend an average expenditure of an estimated 20,000Fcfa ($40) for each benefiting primary school pupil; 40,000Fcfa ($80) for each benefiting secondary school student; 55,000Fcfa ($110) for each benefiting high school student; 80,000Fcfa ($160) for each benefiting university undergraduate student, and 100,000Fcfa ($200) student/apprentice in a vocational and/or professional training centre, each enrolled and currently studying in any government-run institution as “gift aid”, which includes tuition fee, registration fee and/or PTA levy, few exercise and text books, and other writing and learning aids. We encourage you to consider sponsoring one or more students under of TuP-FuL NBGS scheme. This can be donated as a one-time expense.


​In view of the certainty of something to do to earn a living immediately after training, there is urgent need to encourage, promote and support (sponsor) training of less privileged students vocationally and/or professionally in professional colleges/universities and vocational training institutes. For such specialised professional trainings, the cost per student varies from college to college, and is also dependent on the students' choice of academic course and duration of the studies (such as Medical School versus Bachelors in Arts or vocational training schools etc). We will be very willing to make all necessary inquiries in case you will consider sponsoring one or more students under our scheme i.e., full option of TuP-FuL NBGS.

​Interested Donors (individuals and/or agencies) have the option of setting up Endowment Funds, or paying through instalments in order for the student to continue their education.

​We remain grateful to the Institute for Management and Professional Training (IMPT), Yaoundé for initiating an IMPT-IHAF TuP-FuL NBGS scheme (Partial and Full Option Scholarships Available) - www.imptcameroon.org To set up a grant and or scholarship fund with TuP-FuL NBGS of IHAF, please contact us.

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Community Action for Capacity Building (Aim: To promote overall good health and welfare for all through building productive capacities in individuals, communities and institutions on basic needed activities through proper information and education focusing on nutrition and health campaigns).

Operational training programs: Institutional and Community-based training workshop on:

  1. Proper Project Planning and Management for Development (PPPMD)

  2. Project proposal writing (PPW)

  3. Gender-based violence: Women’s’ sexual and reproductive health rights (GBV-WSRHR)

  4. Health, environment and food risk assessment (HEFRA)

  5. Peer Educators Education on: Sex; Malnutrition and HIV/AIDS; Personal and community hygiene; Environmental Health and Malaria

  6. One Health and Well-Being Education Alliance (sample material: OH/covid-19 Lessons from 1 HOPE’s Dr Deborah Thompson)

Need-Based Scholarship [Today under privileged – Future Leaders Need-Based Grants Scheme (TuP-FuL NBGS) (Aim of this initiative is to encourage academic excellence but more especially to give deserving [i.e. good academic standing and demonstrated financial need] least privilege students a chance to education and sustainable development to their communities by extension).