Action Foundation Common Initiative Group (AFCIG)  a Bamenda based Non-governmental organization has launched a project for the economic empowerment of Women and Youths in Bamenda.    

The project launched early this month focuses on the Economic Empowerment of women and youths on the Production of Petroleum Jelly and training on Good Agricultural Practices.

According to Tamfu Gerald Samba, AFCIG’s Director the beneficiaries drawn from Atuazire, Alabukam, and Mbingo communities during the months of October through December 2018 will receive the training which is “aimed at reducing inequalities in our societies and ending poverty within youths and women with special focus on Internally Displaced Persons.”

During the project executing period AFCIG’s Director says his initiative will “Identify and select women and youths to be trained; organize training and sensitization workshop for the selected women and youths; purchase equipment and material for the production of petroleum jelly and educate the women and youths on Good Agricultural practices.”

The Project Launching event

AFCIG according to Gerald Samba hopes to create an Entrepreneurship center for the youths and women who have been trained within the project in the North West Region.  

“This center shall empower the youths and women with adequate knowledge and modern skills to able start-up businesses; to be recruited in other skills such as fashion design shops, computer repairs centers and shoe making/repairs experts.” Gerald Tamfu reveals

Apart from just youths and women, AFCIG’s Director says there will be a special place for persons internally displaced as a result of the ensuing crisis in the North West and South West Regions of Cameroon.

The project comes at the time thousands have been displaced from different parts of the restive NW into the town of Bamenda which still witnesses some relative calm despite sporadic attacks.

The project on the economic empowerment of youths and women on the Production of Petroleum Jelly and training on Good Agricultural Practices comes after several other projects by AFCIG amongst them; the empowerment of Mbororo Youths and women’s, Abakwa Youth Entrepreneur scheme funded by UN Habitat.

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Derick BAKAH

Derick BAKAH

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