The international organisation states that the amount is to support the emergency education of children from these regions, following an ongoing unrest that has left more than 90% of school-aged children with little or no access to education.
Education Cannot Wait issued a communiqué on Tuesday July 9, indicating that the funding will restore learning opportunities for more than 18,000 children and youths affected by the crisis.
The ongoing crisis has forced more than 670,000 children out of school. The US-based organisation says out of the 18, 386 children that they will support, 9,505 of them are girls, from nursery to secondary schools.
" The sheer scale of the crisis in the North West and South West regions in Cameroon, has brought the future prospects of an entire generation to a standstill. It is unacceptable that children stay out of school for years and are left behind", said Yasmine Sheriff, Director of Education Cannot Wait.
The organisation is working closely with the government UN agencies and other nongovernmental organisations to jointly implement their educational investment and provide urgently needed response to restore learning opportunities for affected children and youths.
"Access to continuous quality education is crucial to protect the girls and boys, caught up in such distressing and abnormal circumstances. It nurtures their resilience and helps them develop the skills to thrive while also contributing to the recovery of their communities" , Yasmine added.
Apart from education, there will also focus on protection, to reduce risks of exploitation, child labour, early marriage, early pregnancy and recruitment into armed forces and armed groups. Psychosocial support, school feeding programmes, vocational training for youth, community reintegration and school readiness, will also be supported.
Plan International, UNESCO, Danish Refugee Council and the World Food Programme, with the government of Cameroon are responsible for the execution of this project, within the period of 12 months.