North American Team News

Second Annual Taste of Africa

Enjoy Authentic Cameroonian Cuisine and Live African Music!

Friday, December 7th – 6pm until 10pm

Union Project – Highland Park, East End, Pittsburgh

801 N Negley Ave. Pittsburgh, Pa

Tickets are $25 (includes entry, meal, and drinks).

Tickets for Children under 16 are $10.

Buy your tickets HERE!!

Come and Support CFDP this THURSDAY, August 23rd – All Day Long!

TGI Fridays will donate up to 20% of your total bill – that means food AND drinks!

So come enjoy yourself – bring your friends!

And know that when you enjoy your chop and mimbo you will be supporting our youth programs in Cameroon!

Print the attached document and present to your server. Thanks in advance!


For one month students at Madison Elementary School in Wheeling, West Virginia collected change: nickels, dimes, pennies, quarters…and the occasional dollar bill. “The Pocket Change for Real Change in Cameroon” as the project was coined, no pun intended, gave students the opportunity to come together and support another community more than 5,000 miles away. The 4th and 5th graders led this school-wide initiative after learning about the hardships some children in Cameroon face and wanting to do something to help. The Change Project, as we like to call it, raises much needed funds which allow our team of Cameroonian leaders to provide important health and life skills education to boys and girls in Kumba.

On Tuesday, Justin Forzano attended the monthly Gold Star assembly in the large cafeteria/gymnasium at Madison School. After “Students of the Month” were acknowledged and “Gold Stars” awarded to classrooms who met their goals for the month of March, the principal, Ms. Kacmarik, presented CFDP with a check for $903.63! Forzano was speechless! To help him out, Diba Dickson skyped in from Kumba and expressed his gratitude on behalf of the Cameroon team for the incredible effort and achievement of the students and faculty.

More than raising funds, The Change Project pushes conversation in the classroom and hallways of a school to challenge people to learn more about issues facing the African continent. Students who devote their time, energy, and pocket change to an initiative like this are empowered when they learn how they can play an important role in this global village in which we all live. To further this, CFDP will create an opportunity for Madison students to see exactly how their change has impacted the lives of youth in Cameroon.

We cannot say “THANK YOU” enough to the faculty and students at Madison Elementary School and the Wheeling Island Lions Club who also supported this initiative!!! You are all a part of this project now – Wheeling, WV is alive in Cameroon, Africa!

Change Collection Container back in March 2012

Presented to CFDP at the Gold Star assembly (the real one is in the mail)


We are very excited to share with you a project that has been in the works for some time. The University of Dayton Women’s Club Soccer Team is hosting a tournament on campus to benefit our youth in Cameroon! These types of events are great because they bring people together with their common love of the game. We find this is true all around the world. In Cameroon, all it takes is a nice soccer ball to bring people out in droves to play for hours. In the US, it takes a little bit more planning….

The 6v6 tournament set for Sunday, April 15th was organized entirely by UD Students. They have been planning this for months and the day promises to be a fantastic experience for all who are involved. Even those who don’t come out on top can still leave the pitch knowing they played the game in service of others. After all, who doesn’t love a day of competitive soccer which benefits underprivileged communities in West Africa?

Stay tuned to see who is crowned champions!