The project designed and distributed forms to the vigilante groups for the identification of victims. Data was collected in seven villages and 20 TiP victims identified. Due to the limited resources the project could assist only two of the critical cases, namely Richard and Collette. To protect their privacy we are using only their their first names.
The two victims selected for assistance were from Bambalang and Bamessing. Richard from Bamessing is 15 years old, and Collette Bambalang. Richard had been deceived to abandon school and the village to work for a family in Limbe in the South West region. Richard did not have any engagement contract and thus did not have any basis to claim the family.
Unfortunately things did not go the way he had anticipated, so he had to return to the village after missing school for a year. Back in the village, and an orphan though very intelligent, Richard has no one to assist him to return to school; the project decided to support him with 30.000 FRS to enable him go to Government Technical College Bamessing.
Collette on the other hand, spent three years in the Eastern Region of Cameroon working as baby sitter, cook and cleaner for a family of five and was obliged to return to the village with only enough money to pay her way back. The project supported her with 20,000 FRS to learn hairdressing.
- Sensitization in 13 additional villages of Ngoketunjia Division
- Identification of additional victims
- Work with the regional delegation of the Ministry of social services to establishment a placement service