2019 : Les projets soutenus au Cameroun

01 January - 31 December 2019

Every year the Board of Directors of the Espace Culturel Gacha selects projects to be supported financially and humanely in the fields of access to education, cultural action, vocational training, health and social action.
Carried out by the Jean-Félicien Gacha Foundation, these projects represent the entire charity's action on an international level.


1. Provision of new teaching equipment and furniture for the schools of Maka and Manoré

Handing over of donations (boards, chairs, tables and school equipment) to the Makaschool, September 2019.    

2. Construction of new buildings for kindergarten students in Madoum (Bangoulapchiefdom school)  

Location, foundations and first stones of a building that can accommodate a hundred students.      

3. Launching a work of memory collection around the village of Bangoulap through the production of multimedia supports (podcasts, sound slideshows, videos…) and the training of a team dedicated to this work at the Jean-Félicien Gacha Foundation.

Overview of the first Podcasts made in 2019 around three craftsmen of the GachaFoundation, who discuss their know-how and the transmission challenges.

Théo, alias Théomix, trained in sound recording, conducts interviews with a dance company performing at the Fondation Jean-Félicien Gacha.      


4. Financing of a project to listen to young schoolchildren in disadvantaged family situations. The project is part of an initiative to fight against school dropout. The childrenare supervised in an educational and psychological support process by students from the University of Psychology in Dshang.

The group of children supported is sponsored by students, hosted on the site of the Jean-Félicien Gacha Foundation.


5. Participation in events aimed at promoting Cameroonian artistic and craft skills.   Direct support for the participation fees of two events in which the Jean-Félicien GachaFoundation is associated and beneficiary in France: the Revelations exhibition in Paris, and the Pete the Monkey Festival in Normandy.

The workshops manager – Gilbert Ouembé and Igénie Nomba – travelled to Paris to present the work carried out by their team.

On the sidelines of the event, the Espace culturel Gacha organised for them meetings with the pedagogical team of the Ecole Boulle and visits to museum institutions for a sharing of experiences, practices and visions.  

Some portraits of the bead apprentices gathered by the Espace culturel Gacha and on the occasion of the Pete the Monkey festival in July 2019. Organized with the aim of generating funds for the protection of monkeys, victims of deforestation and trafficking in Bolivia, this Festival brings together several solidarity associations for 3 days of experience and exchanges in a setting close to nature.