Thousands of schools in the NWR need rehabilitation before September – Government Officials

7,086 schools need rehabilitation, 3,074 schools have been abandoned, 167 schools destroyed, 36 schools burnt, 42 occupied by criminal gangs and 3,036 schools need cleaning with over 4334 primary school teachers displaced and 211 secondary teachers chased out of 55 communities in the North West region. This was revealed during a preparatory meeting for the 2019/2020 academic year that brought together educational stakeholders in Bamenda on the 16th of July 2019. Chaired by the Secretary General at the North West Governor’s office Harry Lanyuy Ngwanyi, the meeting served as a platform for PTA presidents and teachers in the region to … Continue reading Thousands of schools in the NWR need rehabilitation before September – Government Officials

UNESCO trains youths and women in the culture of dialogue and social cohesion in Bamenda

A two days workshop on the theme “strengthening capacity in support of peaceful electoral processes and social cohesion in Cameroon”, organised by UNESCO has taken place at the BDA 1 council hall, 12th of July 2019. In an effort to address these threats, UNESCO in partnership with some local NGOs organized the workshop with focus on women and youth involvement in national and local peace building and prevention of electoral violence – broader participation of women as political actors at national and local level. Cameroon has experienced political and economic stability for decades and continue to play a key role … Continue reading UNESCO trains youths and women in the culture of dialogue and social cohesion in Bamenda

Medicins du monde Suisse schools NW journalists on GBV

Gender-based violence has been on the rise since the Anglophone crisis started in the North West and South West regions. Girls, women, children, and men have experienced violence either physically, emotionally or psychologically. The information was revealed by Fuh George Kisob, communication officer of Medicin du Monde during a one day workshop for professional and student journalists in Bamenda on the 1st of June 2019. Organized by Medicins du Monde, the workshop served as a platform for participants to get an in-depth understanding of GBV.Participants were also drilled on the meaning of Gender and Gender-based violence which are some key … Continue reading Medicins du monde Suisse schools NW journalists on GBV

Youth Global Forum 2019 in Amsterdam: Application Call for Participants and Project Presenters

“Inclusive Development vs Industry 5.0: Where is the future?” is the theme of the 2019 Youth Global Forum which will take place in Amsterdam from December 2nd – 6th with over 100 participants, experts, and trainers from all over the world. The forum aims at equipping youth with the necessary tools to adapt successfully to modern conditions. Technology is changing our world at an astonishing pace. In the span of a few short years, the internet, mobile devices, and social media have transformed how we communicate and get information about the world. We as humanity are rapidly moving towards a … Continue reading Youth Global Forum 2019 in Amsterdam: Application Call for Participants and Project Presenters

Breaking the Silence: Empowering Girls to fight Social barriers

Despite the precarious security challenges in the North West Region, Baya Social Enterprise is holding on to its commitment to break the social barriers of society that limits girls and women empowerment. For decades, society has told girls to have ambitions, be successful but not to an extent that will threaten a man. See each other as competitors, not for jobs but for men’s attention. The society has taught girls they can’t be sexual beings in the ways boys are. Sex and relationships should not be discussed at home but in schools and when appropriate. These traditional norms, accompanied by … Continue reading Breaking the Silence: Empowering Girls to fight Social barriers