The Challenges in the Community

Many Tikar and Pygmy children have no books, pencils, paper or backpacks—the basic school supplies that children need.  Most schools don’t have desks, textbooks, or even chairs for the students.  Children as young as six years old carry their own stools back and forth to school every day, sometimes traveling up to six miles roundtrip.  Even so, students in these rural villages keep coming to school to pursue their dream of getting an education.   


The HITIP Project

HITIP’s education projects focus on multigenerational education—providing learning opportunities for all members of the community regardless of age.  HITIP’s goal is to establish community libraries at rural schools throughout the region.  These libraries will serve as community learning centers where children and their families can access books