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CAYOL 2015


Each year in June CAMOLA members celebrate their children and youth. Traditionally in Cameroon National Youth Day is celebrated in February but because of the snow in Massachusetts we celebrate in June. The flag was raised at City Hall on Saturday June 13th. Sharing in our celebration was Lowell City Mayor Rodney Elliot and our sister City Councilor Rita Mercier. On Sunday, June 14th the celebration continued with games, competitions, science experiments and food at Shedd Park. Our children our are future and we must take time to celebrate and honor them!


Greater Lowell Community Foundation Logo

Bike-A-Thon 2015

Greater Lowell Community Foundation will be hosting the 4th annual bike-a-thon (River Ride) this year on Saturday September 26, 2015. CAMOLA's participation in this event last year was a huge success. We raised about $4000 for our scholarship fund. Thanks to your generous financial sponsorship, CAMOLA awarded its first scolarship to a well deserving Lowell High School graduate in 2014.

CAMOLA will again be participating in the bike-athon this year. Please follow this link to donate and read more on this event.


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2015 bikeathon pictureCamola again had a successful campain this year in the Greater lowell Community Foundation River Ride. The weather was great and ridership this year was at record levels. Riders this year also finished the race at a record pace. Our very own Lead rider Mr. Vighoti came in second (just behind this guy)- handilly beating his previous record . Camola chearleaders were again out in force this year.
If you missed attending this year, please click any of the thumbnail pictures bellow and enjoy the show.

Plan on attending next year


Bike riders

See last year's bike-athon slideshore here....

Please donate to this cause by mailing donation check to:

CAMOLA, P.O. Box 1183, Lowell, MA 01853 with Memo showing: Village School Project.

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CAMOLA awards its first Scholarship to a well deserving Lowell High School graduate.!

CAMOLA is a non-profit organization, dedicated to a partnership with the City of Lowell to bridge the cultural gap and build a strong Cameroonian/African community; as well as give back/improve the basic welfare of the less fortunate in rural Cameroon. CAMOLA is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Any donations you make towards one of our causes, which are greatly appreciated, are tax deductible and go to help many.

CAMOLA's Mission

CAMOLA's primary Goal is to bring together all the peoples in the City of Lowell affiliated to Cameroon, and share the cultural heritage with the rest of the Citizens of Lowell. Specifically, CAMOLA's Purpose as an Association in the Greater Lowell area, are as follows:

  • Mobilize Cameroonians/ Africans as whole in the Greater Lowell area to be active in the City's sociocultural and economic development.
  • To partner with the City of Lowell and through various outreach activities help to foster the City's reputation as the cultural melting pot of America.
  • read more on our mission

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Scholarship Fund Established to Support First Generation Cameroonian Youth

Over twenty years ago, the Cameroonians of Lowell Association (CAMOLA) was started, with the hopes of bringing together all Lowell residents of Cameroonian descent to share their cultural heritage through engagement in cultural, economic, and community plans. Over the past two decades, this motivated group has been able to support community improvement efforts in Lowell and Cameroon: CAMOLA has supported the
Cayol at Shead Park - Lowell - 2015. Click on image to enlarge
Merrimack Valley Food Bank's annual food drive, as well as an orphanage in Africa. Recently, CAMOLA established its first scholarship fund to support Cameroonian-American Lowell High School graduates in pursuing a higher education. Students must demonstrate a commitment to high academic standards, community service, and volunteerism. This is one of many LHS scholarships honoring cultural heritage that is administered by the Greater Lowell Community Foundation. CAMOLA fund raised for nearly 3 years to create a scholarship fund that could support future generations of students with a Cameroonian or other sub-Saharan African background. To grow the fund, CAMOLA rode in the GLCF's River Ride Bike-a-Thon on September 27th. Learn more about GLCF scholarship funds

CAMOLA's Community Outreach activities and achievements

Camola at community table
Camola Serving at Community Table - Eliot PC Lowell, Ma.
CAMOLA is over twenty years young and going strong - thanks to the dedication of its members and friends. CAMOLA celebrated its tenth (10th) anniversary in grand style in 2002, with a massive turn out of the communities in and around Massachusetts; and the event was graced by the presence of His Royal Highness Fon Angwafo II of the Mankon Tribe of Cameroon.

Camola is a regular participant in The City of Lowell's Annual City of Lights Parade & Holiday Celebration. This is a very festive family event during - lots of lights, music, floats, live performers. Camola also prepares food and serves regularly at the Eliot Presbyterian Church's Community Table. This is a weekly event and open to anyone in the community who may not have enough to eat.

Another worthwhile cause for Camola is participating in the annual Pantry Raid – A Neighborhood Food Drive " The Merrimack Valley Food Bank is a community-food basketsupported 501C-3 non-profit organization that provides nutritious food and personal care items to emergency feeding programs serving the low-income, homeless and hungry. We are one of four food banks in Massachusetts that serves food pantries, shelters and meal programs that in turn, serve individuals and families"

read more on our Community activities and achievements



Lowell City Hall

Lowell City Hall Building Where it all began
CAMOLA was born over 20 years ago (1992) in the city of Lowell Massachusetts.

The City of Lowell is the fourth largest city in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Its strategic location at the intersections of Routes 495, 93 and 3, provides excellent access to all points of interest in Massachusetts as well as New Hampshire and Maine. Commuter rail also provides an easy 40-minute ride to Boston's North Station.

Lowell's National Park is known as one of the greatest ... learn more about the city of Lowell

The Annual City Of Lifgts Parade is around the corner.!

Lowell City Hall Building

2015 - Lowell City City Of Lights Parade

CAMOLA is a regular participant in the City's Annual City Of Lights Parade which takes place on the Saturday following Thanksgiving.

This is a fun filled community and familly event - punctuated with live performances, picture taking with Santa, extravagantly decorated floats, candy etc. The parade ends with the lighting of the City hall - officially luanching the Holliday season in the City.

If you have not participated in this event before, please plan to attend this year. You would not regret it. Bring the whole family, friends and neighbors.

learn more about the City Of Lights Parade here!

 

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