Schools of Bambui

Location: Bambui, Cameroon, Africa
This is a long-term social documentary project commissioned by Reignite Action for Development, a UK Charity working towards supporting rural communities breaking the poverty cycle. The photographs depict the Bambui community, living in the north west of Cameroon, over a five year period.
These photographs document Reignite’s work in sixteen primary schools in Bambui. It documents the Cameroon’s struggling education system. My main objective was to highlight the degradation of the buildings and classrooms and their lack of sanitation and books (all the topics are written on the blackboard). There were not even any school meals offered to the children. With these circumstances, education was close to impossible. The photography documents how Reignite sparked change.