Teenage pregnancy is a widespread problem in Cameroon. One in every three girls become a mother before her 18th birthday. Apart from becoming mothers before their 18th birthday, social abandonment, exclusion from education and jobs prohibit these girls from establishing sufficient support for themselves and their child(ren). 

BleekerFoundation was founded by one of the Cameroonian born teenage mothers who did manage to fight her way to a full-fledged life. Together with local institutes and key persons in the area, she now sets out to support these girls in their path towards a self-sustained life.

Please explore our website to learn more about us, our vision, our goals and our path towards meeting them. 

NEWS: BleekerFoundation Scholarships 2017 open for registration!

BleekerFoundation’s main objective is to reduce the alarming teenage pregnancy rate in Cameroon. We aim to achieve that through education. Nevertheless we believe it is important to give the existing teenage mothers a second chance to improve their overall standard of living and become independent and productive. 

BleekerFoundation offers 15 academic and 10 vocational scholarship opportunities for teenage mothers in Cameroon who have demonstrated genuine interest in becoming self-reliant, thereby improving their standard of living and that of their children.

ARTICLE: VOA reports on health issues related to teen pregnancies in Cameroon

NEWS: BleekerFoundation present at International Women's Day

BleekerFoundation has been celebrating the International Women's Day 2017 at the military museum in Soest. We were very honored to be invited by the ministry of defense and the UVV. We had the opportunity to share information about our work, network en encourage women working in the military and the UVV. 

NEWS: BleekerFoundation president speaks at Cameroonian Ambassy

Our president, Cecilia Eben Bleeker, was invited by the Cameroonian ambassador to the Netherlands, Mrs Melono, to give a presentation on dealing with teenage pregnancy in Cameroon. She spoke to a group of very exciting Cameroonian women. It was a great succes because these women really opened up and talked freely about the high teenage pregnancy rates in Cameroon. It was interactive, knowledge was passed on. Mrs Bleeker urged all of them to open communication lines with their children and make SRHE a part of child up bringing.

For more photo's, visit our Gallery.

UPDATE: Planned activites Cameroon 2017 postponed

Due to political unrest in Cameroon Bleekerfoundation has been experiencing some challenges in Cameroon. Our March 2017 sexual reproductive health campaign which was to take place in Cameroon has been postponed. Schools have been closed for the past months in Cameroon making it impossible for us to reach our target population. Our charity projects in the Netherlands will continue untill issues are settled down in Cameroon. Thank you for your understanding.

NEWS: BleekerFoundation president African Diaspora Woman of the Year 2016!

We are happy and proud to announce that our president, Cecilia Eben Bleeker has been awarded the The Voice Magazine Achievers "Diaspora Woman of the Year Award 2016". She received the award on the 21st of October 2016 for her work with the BleekerFoundation. For more detailed information, find the dedicated page in our Gallery.

UPDATE: new sponsor: Soroptimist Club Hoorn

Recently, the Soroptimist Club Hoorn e.o. (Netherlands) has joined us in the battle against teenage pregnancy and its socio-economic consequences in Cameroon. Read about Soroptimist Club Hoorn e.o. and its sponsorship in Partners & Sponsors.