BACUDA, the Bambui Cultural and Development Association is the single and most important institution that is at the front and center of all development efforts in Bambui. Created over three decades ago in the then Victoria town (now Limbe) by a group of good intentioned and development inspired Bambui youths, BACUDA has become a power house and a force to reckon with in the Fondom. As a cultural and development association, BACUDA has worked hard, albeit unsuccessfully in some cases, to have the powers that be in the Fondom to reform those cultural beliefs and customs that impede development. At the same time, the association has also worked to promote the tradition and culture of the Fondom
As a development driven and culture promotion association, BACUDA together with its women’s’ wing (BAWOCUDA) and two recently created branches in the diaspora are the only bodies that are authorized to solicit and fundraise for development activities in the Fondom. It is thanks to this well defined mission and arrangement that BACUDA has been able to work successfully with a number of international organizations as well as international nonprofits to construct pipe borne water in the Fondom. With its new branches in the United Kingdom (BUKDA) and in the USA, (BACO-USA), the hope is that these branches will give more energy and impulse to the mother association in both its development as well as culture promotion efforts.
In the Fondom as well as in the diaspora, BACUDA acts as a unifying tool for bringing together the sons and daughters of Bambui. During its yearly meetings, new development projects for the Fondom are mapped out and funds are also raised towards their realization. Also, it is during these meetings that the executive body of the association is elected. More often than not, the meetings often conclude with a cultural extravaganza.
In the last year Sons and Daughters of Bambui at home and abroad have sort out and created links with donor agencies a and some development partners. These partners have come on board to work with orgnanisations like BACO (USA) and BUKDA (UK) and BACUDA to enhance education, health and promote the well-being of Bambui and its people.
One such organisation is Dr. John David Arnold's Foundation, Portable Practical Education Preparation Inc otherwise known as (PPEP). In the second half of 2012 PPEP has sponsored projects in Bambui to the tone of about $25,000, about 19,000,000francs CFA.
Click the link below to learn more about PPEP's vision and projects. http://www.ppep.org/main.html.