Founded at the University of Southampton, Cameroon Catalyst is a student driven charity which implements infrastructure projects in rural Cameroon which encourage sustainable development. Students fund raise, design and help build the projects in rural Cameroon and over the past ten years the projects completed include a health centre, a school, solar electrification hub, and more recently a series of wells that provide clean water to villages in the region. While the team are supported through a team of qualified trustees, Cameroon Catalyst provides a fantastic opportunity for students wanting a taste of international development charity work. Whether organising fundraising events, designing and building the project or helping promote the work of the charity through media, there is a role for everyone to get great experience. Our current focus is on water and sanitation, as 50% of rural Cameroonians lack access to safe drinking water. We are therefore currently planning a number of news wells to be installed in remote villages to help relieve this issue and provide thousands of people with this basic human right.

The Committee

All clubs and societies within the Students' Union are run entirely by students. The student committee for Cameroon Catalyst this year are:

Benjamin Jarvis
Assistant Design Coordinator/Research Coordinator
Joseph Sam
Communications Officer
Tasneem Najmudin
Corporate Fundraising Officer
Alex Rostron
Design Coordinator
Tasneem Najmudin
Fundraising Coordinator
Yudesh Subaskaran
Internal Fundraising Coordinator
Emma Crisp
Internal Fundraising Coordinator
Ben Hutton-Penman
Anoushka Vail
Oliver Rowling
Oliver Gregory
Trip Coordinator
Lois Howsley
Welfare Officer

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Membership Information

These are the current membership fees offered by Cameroon Catalyst, although many clubs and societies offer a free period for new members to try out their activities.

You must be a member of the Students' Union to join a club or society
NameCostValid PeriodDetails
Year MembershipFREE29/09/2022 - 28/09/2023Year Membership for Cameroon Catalyst. Allows you to design and fundraise for our projects and attend Cameroon Catalyst events and meetings.


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Health & Safety

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