Westkam officially acknowledged as a winner of BASF’s “Connected to Care” initiative

Westkam were presented with certificates and officially congratulated at the BASF 150th birthday celebrations in Ludwigshafen last Sunday. The open air festival which was tipped to be attended by over 12 000 visitors, mostly from the local neighbourhood, was a culmination of a week long programme of events to commemorate 150 years since the world’s largest chemical company was founded. As… Read more →

School’s out but the building continues

While the children in Bakoko are away from school in the months of July and August, the funds Westkam have raised in the past year have been put to good use. At the last general meeting, Westkam members decided to use approximately €8000 of funds to renovate the ceilings of the whole school, including the headmaster’s office and the four… Read more →

Africa meets Tübingen! Informing the public about Westkam’s work at AfrikAktiv (23 -26 July 2015)

Thousands of visitors from all over the world flocked to the 6th Edition of AfrikAktiv,in Tübingen, which is an annual festival to promote African arts and culture. This year the focus was on Cameroon, and politicians, businessmen, artists, researchers, non-profit organisations and other prominent guests from all over Africa joined together to network and celebrate through an inspiring 4-day programme… Read more →

Mango Campaign 2015 is a success!

Mango harvesting season in Cameroon came round again and brought with it our annual mango campaign! This year we exceeded our expectations and sold 1370 crates of mangos, breaking our record of 1200 crates in the previous year. In spite of a serious and unforeseen problem with the third delivery of mangos, the first two deliveries went smoothly.   We… Read more →

Westkam awarded €5000 in BASF’s competition “Connected to Care”

In March this year, Westkam member and BASF employee, Deniz Akyol together with colleagues, entered Westkam into an internal BASF competition to bid for funding to build a well at the school in Bakoko, West Cameroon. The competition called “Connected to Care” was open to all BASF employees and required entrants to write a description of the organization they support… Read more →