CAN WE TALK? Cameroon Youths dialogue workshop
A Peacemaking Project by SHEY L.
What is the injustice we are solving?
This proposal seeks to establish solidarity through dialogue among youth for effective cooperation and enforcement of youth participation in the overall governing structures of the community/society in Cameroon. Beside this, the participants will acquire knowledge and skills to develop the capacity of their organization as civil society and non-state actors. And the workshop will also provide an excellent space for networking and finding partners; this dimension will be most strongly encouraged by the facilitator and the resource persons. As a result of the workshop, an experimental project in best practice in youth participation will be identified, implemented and jointly monitored by the participants. Thus, this project proposes 4day workshop to be held in BUEA
Our Compassionate Solution:
To solve this injustice of Youths not participating in the decision making process of the community
we will address The elderly who are in power now don't allow the young people to participate in the decision making of the community. And young people are not having the courage in standing to make the change they want.
by Empower youth to participate in all centers of the decision- making processes
Our Project Plan:
- Is to bring youths in the decision making process in our community
- We will also intend to educate the youths on how they can contribute in the decision making process of the community
We will increase my / our compassion by...
We will address youths not participating in the decision making process by empowerment of youths on the importance of them participating in the decision making process by organizing a training workshops for youths in our community
How will you show courage?
We will fund ten youths in our community to participants in the parliamentary election
How will you collaborate with others?
We will bring expects in the field of leadership from other institutions and communities to train 50 youths in community on leadership and how to participate in the decision making process of the community
How will you know you are moving in the right direction? (What are specific ways you can measure your impact?)
We will know when get 10 youths who are ready to go in for parliamentary elections to represent our community in the national house of assembly
- We will organized training workshops for two weeks with 50 youths
- We will create a community awareness campaign on the importance of sending you to represent the community and at decision making process table
- We will sponsor 10 youths in our community to represent the community at national house of assembly
How did the project deepen your team's understanding of the injustice?
First I made my team to know that us as young people we must make change by first changing ourselves and I organize meets and conferences with my team and radio talk and responds from the community meet them to see the need to address the injustice
How did your community change as a result of your project?
We have over 50 youths who will be running for parliamentary elections in February 2020 in Cameroon as a result to the project and a lot of advocacy groups has been created by the community youth in Cameroon
How many people were impacted by your project?
In addition to those directly impacted, are there additional people you feel were indirectly indirectly impacted or reached? If so, how many? (This might include people who read about your project, families of people that attended your workshops or received services, etc.)
After the dialogue workshops that we had 300 youth participation in various sections of the project. Than I and my team create a forum which 100 youths from the 300 that we trained joined as a result of the project.
How did your team learn more about the people affected by the injustice?
From the suggestions and comments we get from the people concerning the injustice made my team to understand how much the people are after by the injustice.
What did your team learn?
My team learn how to get youth who have lost hope for change to get up again and start all over. And the importance of youth participation in politics of their community They also learned the need for young leaders to fight against corruption at early start of leadership.
What challenges did your team overcome?
We had challenges in acquiring authorization for the project and we had challenge in getting youths to understand why they are the change makers. And due to the crisis in our country Cameroon that was a challenge to us.
How have you involved others in designing, carrying out, or expanding this project?
We created social media platforms like WhatsApp group that allows everyone who has access to join and this made many people to share,carry out activities in. This project and just for the reason that we made person who was interested to take it personally.
What advice would you give to someone starting a peacemaking project?
I will tell them to know that the is always a pleasure that we come on you when you start a peacemaking project but know that you only need to be open to learn more and and share your challenges to success in it.