Better Family Foundation and Nourish International students from USA are currently holding an eight day camp for youth at risk on sex education. This camp started a week ago with the training of nine peer educators on the topic prevention of HIV/AIDS and early pregnancies amongst the youth in Fundong. These peer educators who have partnered with the Nourish students are today training seventy youth in Fundong on how to mitigate the prevalence rate of HIV/AIDS and early pregnancies amongst the youth in this community.
The participants in this camp are drawn from various backgrounds. They fall within the age range of 13 to 20 years. The peer educators are devoted community members who are willing to sacrifice their time to build the capacities of the youth.
Featuring during the camp are lessons, games and HIV counseling and testing exercises for all the participants. The participants are provided with learning materials and lunch.
We thank all our donors for assisting us to realize this dream which has become an annual event for Better Family Foundation.
Better Family Foundation has been very active on the field alongside our partners in order to ensure effective and efficient organization of the upcoming workshop on HIV/Sex-ED Day Camp for Risk Youth in Fundong Subdivision of Cameroon. So far BFF has been working with Clarmount chapter of Nourish International based in USA on how to organize the workshop. Equally, we are also raising money through these partner organization as well as Global Giving in order to facilitate the organization of the HIV/Sex-ED Day Camp for Risk Youth in Cameroon during next summer break in Fundong. BFF has launched the recruitment of eight volunteer youth between the ages of 14 - 20 years to be trained as peer educator facilitators. These eight youth will have to partner with eight Nourish International students to facilitate a workshop organized for 70 youths during summer. The manual for the workshop is under review and we are currently seeking for funds through Peace Corps Volunteer program as well to add to what has been raised through Global giving and Nourish International . We`thank all those who have donated and are willing to donate towards this workshop and we hope to improve the life of someone here in Fundong. Kindly do us the favour of spreading the word to someone you know in order that we join hands to save lives.
Better Family Foundation has been very active on the field alongside our partners in order to ensure effective and efficient organization of the upcoming workshop on HIV/Sex-ED Day Camp for Risk Youth in Cameroon. In doing this we have been making arrangements to sign a memorandum of understanding with Fundong Municipal council and District health services. On the international sence we are drawing up modalities with international organizations such as Clarmount chapter of Nourish International based in USA on how to organize the workshop. Equally, we are also raising money through these partner organizations as well as Global Giving in order to facilitate the organization of the HIV/Sex-ED Day Camp for Risk Youth in Cameroon during next summer. We`thank all those who have donated towards this workshop and we hope to improve the life skills of over 70 youth during the workshop.
Since the last report BFF has been very actively searching for fundsnationally and internationally in order to organize the HIV/SEXEducation camp for youth next summer. In doing this a series ofplanning meetings have been held by BFF members to plan for the nextcamp in order to ensure its success.
We have equally been involved in sensitizing the population towardsthis camp. This sensitization is done through the the organization ofother HIV/AIDS workshops in which we involved community andinstitutional leaders from across our division (Boyo). These leadershave been trained on Men As Partner (MAP) to fight the HIV/AIDSpandemic in our community. This workshop has been organize with fundsfrom PEPFAR through the Peace Corps Volunteer grant called VAST.Thosetrained have to act as trainers in their institutions and communitiesin order to raise the awareness of the pandemic in their communitiesand rally youth to become involve in the fight. These activities willact as a prelude to our forth-coming camp next summer.
In addition to this many other preparatory workshops are due to beorganised in the days ahead in order to mobilize the youth from allthe communities of Boyo division. We keep trusting that more fundswill be received in order to facilitate the organization of this camp,which we think will a very grand event. We thank all those who havebeen supporting us in this venture by contributing in whatever way tosupport these vulnerable population in our community.
Accept my best and warmest regards.
Better Family Foundation organised a nine day HIV/Sex-ED Day camp for youth at risk in Fundong during the last summer break. This was done in partnership with Peace Corps Cameroon program and Nourish students International from the United States of America. Part of the funds were from the above mentioned organizations with a little portion from the funds raised through Global Giving.
The camp was very successful and seventy participants were in attendance. During the workshop participants had lunch, workshop materials and handouts. Also cultural views on issues of sexuality were exchanged between the Cameroonian youth and the American students.
The results of the nine day workshop were very positive as the silence that surround sex issues among the Cameroonian youth were broken and the youth could discussed these issues with their peers and parents very freely as opposed to the past. We believe that the results of the workshop will have both present and far-reaching effects on the Fundong community and beyond.
We look forward to organise another workshop in another community during the next summer if we will get some funds. We heartedly thanks all the actors who contributed finacially and morally to make this workshop a sucess.
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