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WCHS graduate trying to improve African school

Kenny Howell

Managing Editor

Cynthia Kamga knew she needed to do more. 

Kamga visited the small village of Baforchu, Cameroon when she was a senior at Wilson Central High School. She knew there was a school there that needed her help, so she raised money and supplies to take with her. But when she got there, she saw that they needed a lot more. 

In addition the students not really having access to books or supplies, the school was in disrepair with holes in the walls and ceiling. Kamga only got to spend two days at the school during her two week trip where she visited some of her family that lives in Cameroon. But she is planning another trip, hopefully this summer, to focus on getting the school to where it needs to be. 

“I know I am merely a vessel through which people like you can collaboratively alter the lives of the disadvantaged children I saw,” said Kamga. 

Kamga is asking for money to help build the structure of the school back to where it needs to be, as well as materials for the classroom. There are several ways to help. You can reach her by phone at (615)754-6724 or by email at There is also a Facebook page for the charity at

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