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For three weeks, I volunteered with the the Bamenda City Council (BCC) under two of its services; the Service of Transport and Traffic, and the Service of Town Planning. It was challenging but worth it.

By volunteering in the Service of Traffic and Transport, I had the...

            What do you want to study in college? A student at Open Dreams will have soup with this question. I know you are probably thinking, but there is no right or wrong answer to this question. Yes, you are thinking correctly, but there is a special blend when th...

This was the first volunteering service I ever signed up for! You can imagine the excitement to set it rolling. It was a summer like none other at Bamenda City Council as an Open Dreams Pre – Mentee!  

I plan to engage into civil engineering once I am done with high sch...

     I was born in Benakuma a suburb of Bamenda-Cameroon to parents who only did some little trading to provide for us four. With the consciousness of the abject poverty of my community, I knew that if I will make it a success in life and help others achieve their drea...

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July 19th, 2016: Blaise Buma, a co-founder of Open Dreams visits Cameroon. He holds a working session with the team on the ground and with the mentees. He inspired the mentees with his experiences and encourage them to widen their scope and broaden their minds on globa...

Starting from September 8th of last year, I have been a Peace Corps volunteer here in this beautiful country of Cameroon. In just a matter of days, my fellow volunteers and I, all young people who had not known each other before September 8th 2015, went from Yaoundé ai...

May 2, 2020

 Amazon recently launched "Amazon Smile" which allows buyers to donate 0.5% of the total price of the purchased items to a Charitable organization of their choice. Thus, select Open Dreams each time you buy something on smile.amazon.com to continue providing for our en...

     We hope you have had a wonderful summer thus far and it has been as eventful as it has at Open Dreams.  Given the many new happenings and on-goings at the inaugural Open Dreams Summer  Academy, we felt it was appropriate to give you an update of everythi...

Many students before leaving high school always dream of studying in renowned universities. But they are hardly aware of the numerous obstacles and challenges they would face in the long journey to realizing the dream. Those from less privilege backgrounds too often on...

May 2, 2020

      Volunteering with the Bamenda city Council was an accomplishment I felt proud of. During this first time experience which took place for one month, I found it worth doing despite the tedious task I was commissioned to. I was expected to control the traffic at one...

 I was born into an average family and I was fortunate enough to get into a private primary school and a missionary secondary and high school. I always excelled in my academic work, and I was the best in the GCE Ordinary and Advanced Levels in my school, Our Lady of Lo...

Do I have to go through this? Is it worth my time and effort? Is there another route? These were some of the thoughts that rang through my mind while I was undertaking the Mentorship and College Prep Program at Open Dreams! I was determined to succeed; giving up was no...

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It's Not Over until I Win: How I made it to McGill University on a MasterCard Full Scholarship

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