Teen Mother Empowerment in Cameroon

 
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Linda on Desk at the Center
Linda on Desk at the Center

Friends and Supporters,


Linda Akwang - a teacher by profession volunteered to manage the Girls Tech Documentation Center since May 2015. She introduced and managed the ICT Holiday Classes with six children (4 girls and 2 boys) with average age of 6.

Then, she introduced Girls Tech Learning Outreach and recruited 4 University ladies to reach out to needy children in the surrounding villages with TTRS training software from GlobalHand, Honk kong.

Seven homes and nine children have been reached so far in Bokwai village targeting three villages- Bokwai, Bonduma and Bokoko villages for 20 children.

Resource constrait limits the number of volunteers, children and target communities for our outreach program.

We count on your continued support to achieve our dream..reaching out to needy children with ICT,

Linda is motivated. Lets help her achieve.

Cheers

Girls Tech Doc Center Logo
Girls Tech Doc Center Logo
Teenage Mothers and Adolescent Girls on 08/03/2015
Teenage Mothers and Adolescent Girls on 08/03/2015

Dear Friends, Donors and Supporters,


We are making it happen in Cameroon on gender and capacity building. Do you know we had 50 adolescent girls and teenage mothers’ volunteers to spread the news on “Gender and Capacity Building” for close to two weeks March 01 to March 10, 2015 in Great Soppo, Bonduma, and Molyko surroundings. Brief training on house hold family presentaions, direct communication and community mobilsation was given to them before the start of the international womens day week.


500 Reproductive Health leaflets, 300 HIV/AIDS leaflets, two days Revival Community Radio talk shows on young women and Entrepreneurship and more than 88 families reached on the Role of the Girl Child on Post 2015 development agenda.

Twenty two teenage mothers and adolescent girls join the South West Region women groups on March 08, 2015 at Bongo Square, Buea, Cameroon in celebrating the 2015 International women’s Day.
See them on their women’s Day clothes – Pictures attached. We can do more with your support.

 Thank you.

Teenage Mothers and Adolescent Girls on 08/03/2015
Teenage Mothers and Adolescent Girls on 08/03/2015
Womem help women on followup in Buea
Womem help women on followup in Buea

Friends, Donors and Supporters!

The “GIRLs’ TECH Documentation Center” established with eight computers costing, one photocopier costing, three long tables costing and ten chairs costing, internet equipment, installation and three months usage bill, International call box costing, Scanner costing, Fridge. This center is geared towards equipping girls and young women with practical secretariat documentation skills, knowledge and aptitude (SKA) for self-employment and jobs in Computer, Information technology, clerical duties and secretary ship. Total US$5 205

In the months of November to December 2014 and January 2015, we were able to monitor and follow up the activities of four women groups in Tole, Tiko, Mutengene, Mamu Villages and five teenage mothers groups in Bolifamba, Muea, Tole, Tiko Villages on implementation of entrepreneurship and financial literacy training SKA.
During these visits we were able to assist them; draw up implementation plans for group businesses and plans for sourcing seed money within Cameron micro finance Institutions, while hoping to get funding from our supporters, friends and donors. Seed money of US$ 450 has been given to four teen mothers to start self-reliant ventures in Bonduma and Tole villages.

2014 Achievement in brief:
1. Well-equipped Teen Mothers’ Institute situated in Buea, up and running smoothly;
2. 80 teen mothers get medical coverage for a year;
3. One hundred and fifty teen mothers trained on life and livelihood skills, knowledge and aptitude;
4. A handicap family girl child sent to school in Tole village;
5. Sensitization, education on the plight of the girl child on International women’s day and international day of the Girl Child; with radio discussion and hand bills distribution.
6. Twenty-five women groups trained on Entrepreneurship and financial literacy in Buea, and Tiko subdivisions.
7. Three trained teenage mothers given jobs at the Teenage Mothers Institute, etc.

We can do more with the continued support of THE GIRL EFFECT FUND and our project supporters, friends and donors.

A section of the Girls TECH Documantation
A section of the Girls TECH Documantation
A group of 3 women on October 11, 2014 in Buea
A group of 3 women on October 11, 2014 in Buea

Dear Donors, Friends and Supporters,

In 2011, a United Nations resolution established 11 October as the International Day of the Girl Child (IDGC), a day designated for promoting the rights of girls and addressing the unique challenges they face. The inaugural day in 2012 focused on the issue of ending child marriage. In 2013 the theme was “Innovating for Girls’ Education.”

2014 Theme -  "Empowering Adolescent Girls: Ending the Cycle of Violence", in recognition of the importance of investing in and empowering adolescent girls and, of preventing and eliminating the various forms of violence adolescent girls experience in line with the post 2015 MDGs,ending poverty with empowering Girls and Women.

For two days,  October 10 and 11, 2014  SODEIT Cameroon was able to mobilise a social Group- ABLE Brothers and Sisters made up of twenty mothers, uncles, fathers and Aunties to educate their communities in Muyuka and Buea on "Empowering Adolescent Girls: Ending the Cycle of Violence". The empowerment and social mobilisation campaigns was sponsored by the "Girl Effect Fund" through their continued support to SODEIT Cameroon "Teenage Mothers Empowerment Project" in Buea, Cameroon. US$1,650 was spent for the two days covering transportation, feeding and ECI materials covering RAPE, INCEST, Girl Child Education and Social Inclusion.

Sixty houses were targeted for the two days but passed the target with seventy-five houses visited with a population of over three hundred in the two towns were effected and  impacted. Thank you "Girl Effect Fund " and "Teenage Mother Empowerment" projects supporters, friends and donors.

We look forward to 2015 IDGC and; be on the alert for our next reports on Women in Financial Education and Entrepreneurship and, our  Teenage Mothers Institute new Innovation with Adolescent Girls Empowerment on ICT in Cameroon.

Women brain storming on task
Women brain storming on task

Friends, Supporters and Donors,

In the conference Hall of the Tiko Rural Council, Tiko Sub division, Cameroon marked the opening of the second workshop - Women in Financial and Entrepreneurship Education (WIFEE). The training was participatory in nature. Trainers and participants manuals on the subject matter were produced and used as a basis for facilitation. 30 participants from fifteen women group in Tiko were in attendance. Thr gorups represented were: Upper Block Bakossi women, Kosline Women, Njuh Womem, Bamungo women, Widows association, Resourceful women, Grand North, Mewocuda, ISENEISE, ELA, Helping Hands women,. NYA, Sawa women, Wimbum Women and , Bafut Ngwujang Women.

The first day; June 19, 2014 activities consisted of introductory activities including the opening ceremony and the delivery of the first three Modules:
00 Reception and Introduction to workshop;
01 Introduction to Financial Management and;
02 Voucher Systems, Bank Reconciliation and Financial Statements
On June 20, 2014, which was the second and last day of the training, activities focused on knowledge and skills building, through group presentations and exercises as contained in Modules 3, 4 and 5 namely:
03 Accountability and leadership
04 Budgeting, Distribution of Overheads, Audits
05 Managing Asset, and Action Plan,
After the presentation of the last module, there was both oral and written evaluation. The training employed techniques to enhance participants’ capacity of recording and reporting transactions for accountability and transparency in women groups and help them manage their finances and businesses in their individual/group business endeavors.


The workshop was facilitated by Mrs Clemence , Caroline, Favour, Tassa,  Mr Sulaiman and Williams from Tiko, Limbe, Yaounde and Buea
A mix of methods was used for the workshop. They are as follows:
• Participant observation
• Role play
• Brainstorming
• Case study, group work and group presentation
• Question and answers
• Practical Experiences
• Power point presentation
• Energizers


The women expressed regret about the duration of the training workshop which was too short for all the training modules. It was felt that future workshops should be of a week’s duration at least to deepen their knowledge. They were also very appreciative of the methods used by the facilitators and organizers. They said, the participatory approaches used at all levels of the training had invigorated them and enhanced their willingness to acquire knowledge for simulation. New horizons had opened up for them about issues of financial management, reporting and business management in groups/individuals. They therefore pledged their commitment to utilize the skills and knowledge acquired in training others to become empowered on financial management/reporting and accounting issues as well.


We look forward to you continued support for the next workshops in Muyuka, Limbe Rural and limbe Urban

Group presentation
Group presentation
group photos
group photos

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Project Leader

Suliaman Turay

Founder and CEO
Buea, South West Region Cameroon

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