Providing HIV services to 20,000 Cameroonian youth

Jun 21, 2013

Update from Cameroon

Alim, Country Represenative, presenting new poster
Alim, Country Represenative, presenting new poster

EFA International's associations, Peer Educators, and staff have been busy these last few months! First, we are proud to report that Peer Educator extraordinaire, Pehlem, spent a month in the US as an invitee to the prestigious US State Department's "International Visitor Leadership Program."  She had a fantastic experience and is excited to take what she learned while visiting NGO's, health organizations, and government entities in the US, home to Cameroon to share. Congratulations Pehlem!

Staff and Peer Educators made visits to Yagoua and Moutourwa for community outreach, and gathered for six intensive days of training to refresh their messaging to their communities, and to learn how to incorporate new material into their presentations. We also had a visit from the new Peace Corps Director, Jackie Sasonga!  And Technical Assistant Soureya Oumarou travelled up to Kousseri, on the Chadian border, to visit the AJUBS association to establish an executive committee and to present the new educational posters EFA printed with funds from PEPFAR, VSO, Peace Corps, and YOU! 

The large posterboards were printed as a tool to aid in community presentations - a visual presenation of our health messages intended to make the lessons more impactful for a larger audience.  The messages pertaining to health and HIV/AIDS prevention have already proven to be invaluable!  Alim Ousmanu, Cameroon Country Representative, presented the new materials to Peer Educators from each association who gathered in Maroua for an educational session about how to effectively incorporate the posters into their community outreach. 

Thank you for your continued support. We are together! Nous Sommes Ensemble!

Peer Educators with new health posters
Peer Educators with new health posters

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Kathryn McKissick

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