Community Development Volunteers for Technical Assistance (CDVTA) is a registered development Charity providing basic services for disadvantaged children, women, youths and disabled people in poor rural communities. CDVTA is legally registered in Cameroon with Registration No: NW/GP/01/98/1940 of 11 May 1998. It also collaborates with the government of Cameroon through authorization Ref. No: AS921300/L/MINAS/SG/DIDESEC/CECO/CEA1 of July 1 2008 and the Ministry of Territorial Administration with Ref. No: 005/ACK/E.32/050/2007/A2 of August 17 2007. CDVTA the Ministry of Public Health's Interface Organization for Boyo, Ngoketunjia, Momo and Menchum Divisions in the North West Region of Came... read more Community Development Volunteers for Technical Assistance (CDVTA) is a registered development Charity providing basic services for disadvantaged children, women, youths and disabled people in poor rural communities. CDVTA is legally registered in Cameroon with Registration No: NW/GP/01/98/1940 of 11 May 1998. It also collaborates with the government of Cameroon through authorization Ref. No: AS921300/L/MINAS/SG/DIDESEC/CECO/CEA1 of July 1 2008 and the Ministry of Territorial Administration with Ref. No: 005/ACK/E.32/050/2007/A2 of August 17 2007. CDVTA the Ministry of Public Health's Interface Organization for Boyo, Ngoketunjia, Momo and Menchum Divisions in the North West Region of Cameroon. It has Special Consultative Status with Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of United Nations since July 2010. CDVTA equally partners with leading organizations to support above named targeted groups, while promoting innovative resilient agriculture and preserving natural ecosystems. CDVTA cares about a society where All Generations work together for people in need while improving solidarity and impacting rural communities. In CDVTA interventions, everyone matters, especially disadvantaged people living in fragile hard-to-reach communities, as it strives to deliver the best services for these vulnerable populations. CDVTA focuses its actions on very poor vulnerable people, the very ones who have not had much luck in life and who ask only for one thing; receive a helping hand, own and sustain it. Its intervention strategy enables targeted partners to ensure sustained actions that contribute to and address several United Nations sustainable development goals. Over the years, CDVTA undertook a number of interventions to assist the elderly in Anglophone areas of Cameroon, by using a rights-based approach to address the self-identified needs of marginalized elderly people in rural communities. CDVTA's vision and mission then, focused on helping to develop a society where the elderly live fulfilled lives while promoting elderly friendly communities through a 15 year (2004-2019) fruitful partnership with All We Can UK. During this time, the partnership led to the positive transformation of vulnerable elderly men and women in rural communities with over 350 elderly social groups established to combat loneliness among the elderly, encouraging social inclusion, promoting rights and enhancing community solidarity in income generating activities. Another framework of All We Can-CDVTA regular partnership, 2009-2014 was a period of great experimentation and bold moves, thanks to a large DfID Institutional five year funding through All We Can, which further promoted rights and improved livelihoods of the elderly in Anglophone Cameroon. This project used a rights-based approach to both address the self-identified needs of 13,060 marginalized elderly people (75% women), creating lasting changes at structural level. Another long term partnership with Nouvelle Planete Switzerland has supported over 26 projects for the education of children, women and people living with disabilities in North West Cameroon. Projects included 16 schools constructed and equipped for the education of children, 64 improved ventilated pit latrines constructed and equipped to improve hygiene for girls in schools, 3 water supply systems to provide clean drinking water in disadvantaged communities, over 52 sustainable vegetable gardens, 51 climate smart farming group farms, 4 innovative home based beekeeping projects with 32 apiaries, 352 beehives provided to bee farmers for women's economic empowerment and many thousands of trees planted to protect the environment and natural ecosystems. From the partnership, 135 young people and 43 adults were welcomed from Switzerland on 3 weekly solidarity camps to participate in the implementation of these projects. CDVTA has also implemented projects in Cameroon with support from organizations in the United States of America. Thanks to support from All We Can CDVTA has developed a strategy plan for the next five years 2020-2025. This strategy describes a clear and compelling vision for the future and provides a clear framework within which our strategic objectives can be achieved. The strategy comes at a critical time, with the COVID-19 pandemic hitting the world, Africa and Cameroon, representing one of the greatest threats that humanity has known in the past three decades. Beyond the many health risks posed by this pandemic, COVID-19 is already aggravating poverty and, in the long term, could multiply inequalities in Cameroon as in the rest of Africa, thus pushing millions of people into extreme poverty. This strategic plan presents a new perspective informed by the priorities and orientations raised during our strategic evaluation of 2019. It incorporates the subjects that have emerged in recent months both in terms of organizational development and the expectations of communities. It challenges our thinking and will change the way CDVTA operates today, but it is realistic and builds on the excellent reputation for which we are recognized locally and nationally. As always, the plan incorporates the views of all of our key stakeholders, our staff and, most importantly, the views of our beneficiaries. To achieve these aspirations, CDVTA is now enabling an improved service delivery approach for new and existing beneficiaries, as we are reinforcing our capacity for the future while ensuring effectiveness and organizational development. This strategic plan is based on three levels, including but not limited to, the need to establish innovative partnerships with leading organizations carrying out activities in new communities for joint projects. In doing so, the CDVTA ensures that it can impact the greatest number of communities with people with disabilities, children and women in distress by systematically; strengthening their capacities, being by their side in defending their rights, assisting them in the creation and strengthening of their income-generating activities and promoting innovative approaches for resilient agriculture. The strategy will enable CDVTA and its partners to ensure sustained independent implementation of future activities, in a bid to contribute to and continue to address several United Nations sustainable development goals.
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