Social Development International

To facilitate the social and economic empowerment of the poor and vulnerable inhabitants in communities, enabling their participation in the process of building a more developed, integrated, egalitarian, peaceful and sustainable nation state.
Oct 17, 2013

International Day of the Girl Child In Cameroon

Group picture on Launching Day
Group picture on Launching Day

October 05, 2013 Social Development International (SDI) and The Girl Effect Fund of Global Giving USA, launched the International day of the Girl Child 2013 with 30 teenage mothers, their children, three international Volunteers, the Press, SDI executives, cross community members and invited guests in attendance. The day started at 10:00 AM with training sessions done by ILse from Netherlands, Fiona from England and Dida Rose a Gender and Women Empowerment Masters student from the University of Buea. Three training sessions were followed by Girl Child Post 2015 Development goals Declaration, Choral shetches, Debates,Drama, Role games with goals all centered on the Girl child Innovative and Inclusive Education, Health care, Ecomnomic Empowerment, Political Freedom, and Social Wellbeing. At 2:20PM the media community took over the day with series of interviews with teenage mothers representative, Volunteers, Community members and SDI Executive team.

The day ended with a dinner and a promise to champion the cause of the Girl Child innovative and inclusive Education in all frontiers at all cost.

October 11. 2013 International Day of The Girl Child. Theme: Innovate for the Girl Child Education.

Day's program:

  • Singing of National Anthemelcome and open Speech by CEO of SDI
  • Reading of the Girl Child Declaration
  • The Guiding Principles of the Declaration
  • The recommended goals
  • Lunch Break
  • Presentation of Scketecs, Drama, role play
  • Press Interviews

The maiden celebration commenced at 11AM.

After the National Anthem, the welcome speech was closely follewed by the reading of the Girl Declaration which is a call to action to put Girls at the heart of the post 2015 development agenda. Seven selected Girls presented the declaration. Participant had lunch of snacks and drinks before coming back to the celebration Hall for socio-cultural and psycho-educayional activities. This activities included, singing, fashion parade, traditional dancing, debate and drama.

In our next report, Watch out for the opening of our Teenage Mothers Institute in Buea and the extention of the project to new communities in Tiko Sub division.

Thank you Girl Effect Fund and GlobalGiving Donors

With warm regards,

Nzue Maxentius Eseh

Teen Mums Rep delivery speech
Teen Mums Rep delivery speech
The Eden News Paper
The Eden News Paper

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Sep 26, 2013

Vegetable Gardens for 2013 - 2014 Academic is Ongoing

Okra from demonstration plot
Okra from demonstration plot

Dear Friends and Partners,

Silas,  our Local  Volunteer for vegetable gardens did a tremendous job over the long vacation; when the University of Buea, department of Agriculture students and Primary school pupils where on long vacation for three months.

Silas,  maintain the Demonstration plot,  the Bonduma and Bokoko school gardens with the head teachers, and we able to get bountiful harvest.

We have started new gardens at  the demonstration plot, bokoko and Bonduma primary schools. We are waiting for the new International Volunteer from Germany and the Agriculture Department Students, come October 10, 2013.

Five new farmers group from maumu and Bolifamba communities have joined our project. Pictures attached are  Okra harvested from demonstration plot and new school garden at bonduma.

We can not do all these without your support.

With warm regards,

School Garden
School Garden
Sep 25, 2013

HIV and AIDS Expert Signed One Year Contract

Megan posed for Camera at our office
Megan posed for Camera at our office

Friends,

We are proud to announce the arrival of Megan Herweyer, our new HIV and AIDS expert. Megan has signed a one year contract to manage our HIV and AIDS project.

With her years of experience managing HIV and AIDS projects in Canada, we are sure of meeting our strategic intentions. She has met the teenage mothers and some women groups of Bolifamba, and maumu.

In past three months we are able to sensitise 24 women groups in Muea, Bolifamba and maumu communities. A women population of about 250 direct beneficiaries. In maumu, 2 primary school female teachers and 10 women groups were contacted. In Bolifamba, 14 women groups also contacted and the teenage mothers group. Muea teenage mothers group.

We look forward to your continued suport.

With warm regards,

Nzue Maxentius Eseh

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