Welcome to the BleekerFoundation!
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.
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: Newsletter Release
The June 2016 Newsletter has been published! Click to read
NEWS: BleekerFoundation Scholarships 2016 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.
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.