Open and Distance Programme for Rural Women

Open and Distance Programme for Rural Women

Sylvie Siyam Siwe (Protégé QV, Cameroon) and Clarisse Loumou Loe (Alternative Sante, Cameroon)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-575-7.ch095
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In the Upper Nkam culture in Cameroon, with about 200,000 inhabitants, women (51% of the population) are the core of the community, in charge, from generation to generation, of the management of the household and the transmission of cultural heritage. But when comes the time to take decisions that can influence the future of the community, because of the weakness of their resources, their illiteracy and cultural inhibitions, they are marginalised. Considering its advantages, open and distance learning seems to be the best solution to solve this problem.

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