The International Aid Society (AIA) at the American University in Dubai (AUD), spent two weeks in Ndop- Bamunka, Cameroon as part of their humanitarian initiative launched during the second Clinton Global Initiative University (CGIU) meeting in the US last February 2009.
While on their trip, the members of AIA met with business people, farming cooperatives, artisans and others who presented the Club with proposals for small grants; accordingly the volunteers prepared grants and donated them to the needy as best they could.
AIA volunteers Sareh Ameri-Mills, Robin Mills, Jim Henry, Peter Mills, Mona Akbari, Ghazaleh Nekui-Ellis, Warkha Lalchand and Kenneth Curtis discussed the proposals and through a time consuming and difficult process, decided on whom and how to help, based on the available resources and sense of urgency.
This Cameroon initiative was launched during the second (CGIU), an event hosted by President Bill Clinton. AUD was the only educational institution from the Middle East to participate and the Club was honored by receiving a certificate of recognition from President Clinton for their Cameroon Initiative.