About Refugee Welfare Association
The Refugee Welfare Association (REWAC) is a non-profit organization founded in 2009 with the mission of upholding the rights and wellbeing of refugees, asylum seekers, internally displaced persons (IDPs), stateless populations, and vulnerable migrant communities in Cameroon.
REWAC emerged from grassroots efforts of dedicated community activists seeking to assist the growing number of refugees fleeing conflict, persecution and hardship in neighboring countries. As the influx increased, putting pressure on social services, a group of volunteers came together in 2009 to form REWAC as an indigenous organization to respond to urgent humanitarian needs and empower displaced populations on the margins.
We envision thriving communities where all people have access to quality education, healthcare, and sustainable livelihoods.
Our mission is to restore hope and build resilience among disadvantaged women, youth, and children by providing opportunities for education, skills training, health services, and economic empowerment.
To restore hope and build resilience among disadvantaged women, youth, and children by providing opportunities to gain professional skills, knowledge, and access to resources that can help transform their lives and trajectories.
Our values include empowerment, opportunity, dignity, collaboration, and integrity, focusing on empowering individuals, providing growth opportunities, restoring dignity, collaborating with communities, and upholding ethics and transparency.
We walk in solidarity with displaced people and marginalized communities, guided by their needs and voices.
We affirm the inherent dignity and abilities within all people and treat them with compassion.
We believe in social, economic and political justice for all people regardless of origins or status.
We seek to empower vulnerable individuals and communities to be self-reliant, realize their full potential and shape decisions affecting them.
In the past 14 years, REWAC has grown from volunteer-led initiatives to an established NGO with over [number] staff members implementing programs across 5 regions. Through perseverance and partnerships, we have supported over [number] refugees, IDPs and vulnerable migrants to rebuild their lives. Our commitment remains to walk in solidarity and foster the dignity of displaced people against all odds.
Our Vision & Mission
Our vision is a just Cameroon where the fundamental rights and dignity of all migrants, refugees, asylum seekers, IDPs and marginalized people are valued, protected and upheld.
Our mission is to champion the rights and wellbeing of these vulnerable populations through strategic programs, advocacy, awareness-raising, partnerships, and community empowerment. We are driven to create lasting change.