Eric Ekobeni is Helping the Children of Cameroon

August 22, 2016 at 1:58 pm Leave a comment

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When it came time for Eric Ekobeni ’16 to put his degree from Penn State World Campus to use, he decided to help people in a Cameroonian village. Ekobeni, a native of Cameroon, came to the United States as a refugee in 2002 and lives in Philadelphia with his family.

Ekobeni’s work in Cameroon involves coming up with a plan for a bilingual junior high school in Ndento. The project – upon which Ekobeni interned – was originally passed by local authorities in 2010, but the person who spearheaded the effort died the week that it was approved. Ekobeni estimates that the project is about two-thirds of the way done (see photos above), and is in need of additional funding. If you’re interested in donating, you can do that right here.

Bill DiFilippo, online editor

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