My community is a small locality in the south west region of Cameroon. Since 2016, my country has been in a sociopolitical crisis. Freedom of movement within the community on certain days and to certain areas is being restricted. The killings, shootings and burning down of villages has caused a high increase of internally displaced persons to flee in my town Buea, for refuge and help. In order to keep many of these women and youth, we (IPW) , implemented trainings on income generating activities, climate smart agriculture , and humanitarian assistance to this displaced population. We share food items and non food items in our community while sharing with them knowledge on best practices food conservation for their small businesses and small scale farming techniques which are environmentally friendly . We realised helping this population with food was not a sustainable system, reason why we implemented the “Food for tomorrow ” project, which will consist of these women and youth, planting crops that grow with 3 months, feed from it and market it to assist their families. We teach them on how they can create markets for the products and how they may sell them. We hope to see more women and youth engage in this activity to reduce the level of dependence amongst the displaced population. We hope to see the reduction of street girls and “sex workers” who have resorted to sell themselves due to poverty and hunger. We hope to see more youth active and busy in the farms, investing to cub food insecurity and hunger in the years to come regarding the fact that, most villagers have left their villages and no one works their farms. When our youth will be active, they will not think of violence and they will not consider joining the non state Armed group to fight the military which only intensifies the conflict causing more deaths.
Membership & Visitors
- Current members: 10
- Open to new members
- Open to visitors
They should demonstrate interest and passion to be a change agent in our society. They should have love for humanity and be willing to impact lives positively in whatever way possible.