Bring Hope And Inspiration To The Country Of Cameroon Through Books!

By Robbin Krakauer

America is so filled with an abundance of information! It’s hard to imagine what life would be like without our easy access to information. Just for a moment, imagine what it would be like to live in a place that has so few libraries, with so few books on the shelves, and so little access to computers, that to learn about even the simplest subject you would need to find someone who knows about the subject and ask them in person!  This could involve spending from your meager income, perhaps traveling great distances, and being indebted to them for any hands-on help they may give.

There is a place like this called Cameroon. It sits on the Gulf of Guinea in West Africa. Joseph and Yvette Zintseme and their five children have been missionaries for over 25 years with YWAM (Youth with a Mission). In their love for their home country and their desire to see their people better educated, they would like to bring books to Cameroon…lots of books! They would like to establish libraries in different regions of the country to bring hope for learning to their nation. The libraries will provide books to entire communities, to enrich and inspire the lives of the people, to help them better their living conditions, and bring hope to the many people that are in need.

INVITATION to join me and my missionary friends to send books to Africa

I am asking other home schooling families as well as schools to join me in an effort to send books to Africa where very little books are available to families and communities. Would you like to be part of this project to build up Cameroon? Here’s how you can help!

All books and materials should be mailed to:
Cameroon Library Project c/o Mr. Samuel Pefok
6574 Ridgeborne Dr.
Rosedale, MD 21237

All books and materials must be received by May 15th.

#1 – Please gather friends and family to collect the following English language curriculum materials (new or gently used):global-library

  • reading books
  • school text books
  • vocational books
  • Bibles
  • paper, pencils, crayons
  • computers
  • copy machines and ink
  • world & African maps
  • other items you can imagine that creates a learning environment on any subject


  1. Gather homeschoolers, classrooms, Sunday school or youth groups to make a project to collect books.
  2. Go to your local library or school and ask if they will donate the books they would normally get rid of (often libraries sell cast-off books for very cheaply.)
  3. Collect books at garage sales and thrift shops.

#2- The second way you can help is with the cost of shipping these books by container. The funds raised will cover the costs of storing the books, shipping the books, and the airfare needed to oversee the packing of the books before they are shipped. You can receive a tax deduction by sending your checks of any amount and specifying it is for the Cameroon Library Project to:

University of the Nations
Field Based Teacher Training Account #3919
75-5851 Kuakini Hwy
Kona, HI 96740

Do you have questions or ideas for our endeavor?  Please call Yvette Zintseme at (804) 549-9442. We are also open to other material such as building supplies, tools, educational toys, bicycles, and backpacks….anything that can help equip the people of Cameroon to innovate on behalf of their communities!

You will be blessing many people in Cameroon. For some, this may be the first time ever to experience the excitement of having easy access to learning materials or simply reading books. Thank you so much for being part of this effort to help improve the lives of so many in this nation.

All books and materials should be mailed to this address: 
Cameroon Library Project c/o Mr. Samuel Pefok
6574 Ridgeborne Dr.
Rosedale, MD 21237

All books and materials must be received by May 15th.

The books will be loaded into a container and set sail by the 20th day of May 2014 from Maryland to travel 5,841 miles over the Atlantic Ocean to Cameroon. There, libraries will begin for the people of all classes to be resourced, equipped, and for enjoyment.

Thank you so very much,

Robbin Krakauer.

Robbin Krakauer is a homeschooling mom who lives in Hawaii.

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