Teen Mother Empowerment in Cameroon

by Social Development International
Jul 18, 2011

Our ToleTeen Mothers Go Democratic- Great Success

Teen mothers of Tole Executive Board
Teen mothers of Tole Executive Board

As part of our program in empowering the Teenage mothers of Tole village, we wanted to cultivate a culture of respect, democracy, transparency and cooperation among these future entrepreneurs!

The best way to make such an accomplishment was by promoting democratic elections among the participants and electing their executive board which will be representing them before the different service centers in the south Division region of Cameroon.

When planning this activity our team was far from imaging the great impact of our intentions. As we entered the church hall where our meetings usually take place we encounter a group of: “ready to get their game on” young democrats!

Their response was exceptional and within a matter of minutes we had candidates for all positions.

As the voting progressed, we were allowed to get a better picture of how much this initiative means to them in an environment where the majority are not given the opportunity to participate in civic activities.

                “Now that we are given the opportunity to manage the finances of the Tole teen mothers, we will take it as a challenge to manage the funds and welfare of our members”-  Clara  Amboki, Tole Teen mothers’ treasurer.

These weeks donations were outstanding! Let’s keep up our support in creating a brighter future for these young mothers!

Thanks to your invaluable support, our teen mothers of Tole are able to enjoy an atmosphere where they come together and learn the importance of caring for them and their children. Sensitizing them by providing them balance choice of refreshments and the appropriate resources to be part of these amazing changes

We are presently working with a group of 70 + young Women. Every week we have been able to recruit new participants through our emerging leaders! This is amazing!

Next week our teen mothers will join us in yoga and other exercises session. “Sport” as they called it is an important aspect at their age and an incentive to understand the benefits of a balance lifestyle.

Ethel Penda-Teen Mothers of Tole President and Son
Ethel Penda-Teen Mothers of Tole President and Son
Nadesh Oben etchi and her baby girl
Nadesh Oben etchi and her baby girl
SDI staff prepares refreshments
SDI staff prepares refreshments
Johanna and some of the teen mothers and children
Johanna and some of the teen mothers and children
Johanna and some of the teen mothers and children
Johanna and some of the teen mothers and children



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Social Development International

Location: Buea, South West Region - Cameroon
Website: http:/​/​www.sodeit.org
Social Development International
Project Leader:
Suliaman Turay
Founder and CEO
Buea, South West Region Cameroon

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