The REGIONAL CENTER FOR THE WELFARE OF AGEING PERSONS IN CAMEROON (RECEWAPEC) was created and registered in 1996 as a Common Initiative Group (CIG) which was known as THE REGIONAL CENTER FOR HUMAN WELFARE AND AGRO-DEVELOPMENT (RECEHWEDEV) with objectives to work with and for older persons.
After working from 1996 up till 2000, the African Regional Director from HelpAge International, Kenya visited Cameroon to identify NGOs that are working with and for elderly persons. Amongst all he visited, RECEWAPEC was chosen as one of the groups that were effectively working with and for the elderly persons.
Consequently, he wrote a report and from his report presented at the HelpAge International UK London, our group was admitted as an affiliate member of HelpAge International and needed to be restructured. During the restructuring process, the name was affected and changed from The Regional Center for Human Welfare and Agro-Development (RECEHWEDEV) to The Regional Center for the Welfare of Ageing Persons in Cameroon (RECEWAPEC). Since then, we have been working as partners with HelpAge International up till date.
Engaging society in sustainable elderly welfare and livelihood promotion
Bridging gaps, improving care for older
Humanity for sustainable development for disadvantaged/abandoned old persons in Cameroon.
We cherish truthfulness and transparency in our dealings with the communities that we serve, making sure they are served appropriately, with the fear of God.
We exist for the purpose of sharing with the disadvantaged and vulnerable older people in our communities, all that we can to help them improve on their livelihoods while some people in communities can benefit indirectly.
As stewards of public resources, we are determined to ensure that we provide feedback on every penny received in the course of our work, as well as update the communities we serve on our work whenever we are called upon to do so.
We are engaged in finding better ways to improve on our work in order to be resourceful to the communities we serve, as well as developing strategies that will enable us to stay at the forefront, in order to inspire positive societal change.
We are participatory in our work approach, and we value every individual’s contribution without bias of any kind and also collaborate with other organisations or associations that have interest in our activities.