What is ASCOVIME USA?
ASCOVIME is a small, grassroots volunteer organization committed to fight illiteracy and disease in Cameroon and eventually greater Africa. The humanitarian missions of ASCOVIME have been going on since 2000. However, the organization was formally established in 2008.
The mission of Ascovime is simple: provide free medical care and education supplies to marginalized, destitute populations in the rainforests of Africa. In the bigger picture, education and health are the vital elements that are keeping Cameroonians from true independence and democracy.
What Do We Do?
Every Friday during dry season in Cameroon, Ascovime loads up a hired or borrowed van with a team of volunteers and a bunch of medical supplies, and hits the road. The team heads for some of the poorest and remote villages in the country where people may have never seen a doctor before. They set up a makeshift “hospital” and first provide locals with personal consultations, then prescribe treatments, and even surgeries under primitive conditions – all of this at no charge. Our mission was to travel to rural jungle villages and set up improvised clinics, pharmacies, and operating rooms to provide free health care to the locals. In addition, the teams bring school supplies to all of the primary school children and teaching supplies to the instructors.
During the fall months, Ascovime again loads up their vans with volunteers, but this time with mostly educational supplies and materials. Books, pencils, chalk, notebooks, backpacks, and anything that can help a teacher or a student to get a better education is distributed for free by Ascovime. Currently, Ascovime is leading a project to give more children the opportunity to attend high school. Find out more about Project Education…