Cameroon: West – Youths Display Mark of Patriotism

An enthusiastic crowd of over 25.000 people, comprising nursery school kids, primary school pupils, secondary and high school students, in Banganté, as well as cultural ,social and religious groups, sports associations, and supporters of the CPDM party, converged on the Banganté ceremonial ground on February 11, in jubilant style, to give the 53th edition of the National youth day the pomp and gaiety it deserved .

The ecstatic occasion in Banganté was presided at by the SDO for Nde, Oumarou Hamman Wabi. The first attraction was that, the streets of Banganté were decorated with the national colour, as every 10 meters the national flag was seen flying.

Spectacular highlights in 2019 edition in Banganté was the superb march-past by the students of the Lycee bilingue Banganté, strapped with national colours and carrying the effigy of the Head of state and paraded pass the grandstand, receiving cheers from officials who mounted the grandstand. Another spectacle was the full participation of traditional dance groups, which helped to showcase the rich culture of the ten regions cultural heritage of Cameroon. Youths associations and militants of the youth wing of the CPDM party who massively took part in the march past, carried placards with messages like, No to secession, Yes to national unity and integration, Cameroon remains one and indivisible, unity brings peace, love and togetherness, and disunity brings violence and hatred. Speaking to the press at the end of the march past, SDO for Nde Oumarou Hamman Wabi, expressed total satisfaction that the youths exhibited a lot of discipline and patriotism during the over three hours march past, adding that it was clear indications that these youths listened and digested the Head of State message with much concern and interest. He said the demonstration of the youths in Banganté added more value as, these youths showed proof that Banganté is behind President Paul Biya. As tradition goes, prizes were handed over to the best schools that performed well during the youth week activities and youth week competitions.

Source Cameroon Tribune

Cameroon: U.S. Embassy equips youth with skills in order to avoid kidnapping

By Ike Dzokpo

The U.S. Embassy in partnership with El-Zoe Foundation and the Government of Cameroon has organized a football clinic for youth in Banyo, from February 8 to 11, 2019.

The program included presentations and discussions on topical issues such as tolerance, fair-play, teamwork, and the importance of education.

Participants were also equipped with skills to avoid kidnapping and make positive life choices.

The second part of the program consisted of a three-day football tournament for ninety boys and girls aged 10 to 15. In addition to the knowledge and skills acquired, each participant went back home with a school kit.

Source News Ghana

Cameroon: Youth Parliament opens in Yaounde

The 2019 edition of the Youth Partliament today opened in Yaounde as part of activities to mark the Youth Day which will be celebrated on February 11.

180 youths between 20 and 35 years drawn from the 58 divisions of the ten regions of Cameroon are meeting at the National Assembly in Ngoa Ekelle where they will be addressing ways of engaging youths for a better society.

This year’s event is holding under the theme “Development of Entrepreneurship and Youth Employment Opportunities”.

“The theme of this year’s edition of the Youth Parliament is a call for authorities to support the youths in their socioeconomic and professional insertion into the society,” the Minister of Youths and Civic Education Mounouna Foutsou said as he addressed the junior parliaments in the presence of Members of Government.

He also called on the young parliamentarians to seek ways to develop civic and responsible behaviours amongst their peers as well as help them understand the basic functioning of parliamentary institutions.

The 2019 Youth Parliament session is to offer to the youths the opportunity to corrective measure for the participation in the socio-political life and to the nation’s development in the specific domain of entrepreneurship and the opportunities thereof.

Source Journal du Cameroun

Cameroonian youth tasked to be Ambassadors of peace

Some 200 young men and women drawn from across the ten regions of Cameroon have been called upon to be ambassadors of peace in their various localities.

The call was made during a conference organised by the Universal Peace Federation in Yaounde aimed at sensitizing young people on the importance of promoting the virtues of peace and Nation building.

According to the Country Director of Universal Peace Federation, Edwin Ondoa, the forum is geared towards inspiring youth positively so they can make a difference in their localities. Selected from various schools, homes and private sector, the forum gave the youth the opportunity to better understand and appreciate the need to live in unity and harmony, as they exchanged ideas and showed their unity in diversity.

The workshop is taking place at a time when administrative officials are kick starting preparations towards the celebration of the youth day on February 11.