Teen Mother Empowerment in Cameroon

by Social Development International
Oct 17, 2013

International Day of the Girl Child In Cameroon

Group picture on Launching Day
Group picture on Launching Day

October 05, 2013 Social Development International (SDI) and The Girl Effect Fund of Global Giving USA, launched the International day of the Girl Child 2013 with 30 teenage mothers, their children, three international Volunteers, the Press, SDI executives, cross community members and invited guests in attendance. The day started at 10:00 AM with training sessions done by ILse from Netherlands, Fiona from England and Dida Rose a Gender and Women Empowerment Masters student from the University of Buea. Three training sessions were followed by Girl Child Post 2015 Development goals Declaration, Choral shetches, Debates,Drama, Role games with goals all centered on the Girl child Innovative and Inclusive Education, Health care, Ecomnomic Empowerment, Political Freedom, and Social Wellbeing. At 2:20PM the media community took over the day with series of interviews with teenage mothers representative, Volunteers, Community members and SDI Executive team.

The day ended with a dinner and a promise to champion the cause of the Girl Child innovative and inclusive Education in all frontiers at all cost.

October 11. 2013 International Day of The Girl Child. Theme: Innovate for the Girl Child Education.

Day's program:

  • Singing of National Anthemelcome and open Speech by CEO of SDI
  • Reading of the Girl Child Declaration
  • The Guiding Principles of the Declaration
  • The recommended goals
  • Lunch Break
  • Presentation of Scketecs, Drama, role play
  • Press Interviews

The maiden celebration commenced at 11AM.

After the National Anthem, the welcome speech was closely follewed by the reading of the Girl Declaration which is a call to action to put Girls at the heart of the post 2015 development agenda. Seven selected Girls presented the declaration. Participant had lunch of snacks and drinks before coming back to the celebration Hall for socio-cultural and psycho-educayional activities. This activities included, singing, fashion parade, traditional dancing, debate and drama.

In our next report, Watch out for the opening of our Teenage Mothers Institute in Buea and the extention of the project to new communities in Tiko Sub division.

Thank you Girl Effect Fund and GlobalGiving Donors

With warm regards,

Nzue Maxentius Eseh

Teen Mums Rep delivery speech
Teen Mums Rep delivery speech
The Eden News Paper
The Eden News Paper


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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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