Partners Newsletters Testimonies Contact Us The Biofarm Renewal Energy Vocational Rehabilitation Water and Sanitation Awards Home About Us Programs/Centers Get Involve Our Gallery Partners Testimonies NewsLetters Contact SHUMAS CAMEROON SHUMAS CAMEROON SHUMAS CAMEROON For a Just One world and Sustainable Development Get involved How to Support SHUMAS Programs SHUMAS Cameroon strongly believes that isolated actions cannot lead to any meaningful development in a community. That is the reason why she is focused on integrated sustainable rural development which is done by using a participatory approach which respects the following procedure:  SHUMAS makes determined efforts to let communities know about its programs and activities through newspapers, radio programs, community briefings etc.  •	Communities must have identified a problem which must be their felt need and apply to SHUMAS with pictures illustrating the problem.  •	Applications are screened and a priority list is established for feasibilities based on the problem expressed and what the community has done/ is doing to solve the problem. •	SHUMAS carries out feasibility studies in these selected communities, during which communities are sensitized on SHUMAS´approach.  •	After feasibility studies, SHUMAS together with partners select benefiting communities on a 100 points basis. (40% for the level of need and 60% for community participation)  •	SHUMAS develops proposals and together with partners source for funds since SHUMAS is not a funding body. This procedure sometimes takes several months. All applicants must take note of this.  •	If the funds are gotten, the selected communities are notified and given a period of about two weeks to mobilize their local contribution. The community that mobilizes her contribution first is finally selected for that project  •	A protocol agreement is signed between SHUMAS and the community which must be endorsed by the administration, the Mayor, the Ministry concerned etc.  •	A planning meeting is organized between SHUMAS and the Community during which a plan of action is developed for the project.  •	When the endorsed protocol agreement is returned, the project begins and SHUMAS then purchases all the industrial materials and supplies to the project site  •	The community is expected to ensure the security of the materials because any material stolen or misused is replaced by them.  •	During implementation, SHUMAS through her project officers goes to the site regularly to monitor and supervise the work.  •	SHUMAS expects weekly/monthly reports from communities with photos illustrating the progress of the project.  •	On completion, the project is handed over to the community and a final report is written and submitted to partners.  •	After the handing over, impact assessment is done every four months to evaluate the impact of the project on the beneficiaries.