Our Work in Cameroon

JRS works in the areas of Batouri, Bertoua, and Garoua-Boulai, Eastern Cameroon, to support both refugees and local communities by providing access to vocational training, psychosocial support, community-based preschool centers, and women’s empowerment programs. Our programs focus on women and youth empowerment, as well as peace, reconciliation, and social cohesion by encouraging refugee and host communities to learn and work together. JRS’s work in Eastern Cameroon is supported by organizations such as the United States Department of State Bureau of Population Refugees and Migration, Misio Aachen, and the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF).

In 2021, JRS started assisting forcibly Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Bertoua and Yaounde (coming from the north and southwestern regions due to the anglophone crisis) through primary and secondary education, psychosocial support, and livelihoods activities.

See Our Work

Young local and displaced youth receive training on farming techniques to improve social cohesion and boost food security in Eastern Cameroon.
Learning the mechanisms of computers as part of JRS IT training in Bertoua.
A group of students writing on paper while smiling.
Primary students supported in Bertoua.