Approximately one year ago, Cameroon YMCA had celebrated with the young people of this establishment on the African Youth Day. Captured by the vision and the mission of the National Movement, the Local Union sought permission to create the club from the hierarchy of the school, which was granted. The purpose of YSC in Cameroon is to educate and to give responsibilities to the young people so that they can have positive impact in Cameroon, Africa and in the world.
The launch began at 14h15 in the presence of the Chief supervisor of the middle school with prayer and speeches. Pupils were enlightened on the launch process which included receiving the necessary approvals from the school and were then called upon to engage the school club with faith and determination. For their own growth and self-fulfilment. A speech by the Secretary of the Local Union emphasised the vital need of youth coaching in this locality. Highlighting that the club formed part of a supportive network including the Evangelical Church Club of Messassi.
Representing the National Board, I was honoured to explain the responsibility of the national unit of training and expansion. Raising awareness of the purpose of the YMCA which is a Christian, social- investment world movement working for the holistic transformation (body, soul, spirit) of young people.
Some of the planned activities in the school club will include Round Tables dialogues and seminars with various educational talks on civic engagement, environment, health, employment and entrepreneurship. These activities will be a regular occurrence organized with the students; for them and by them so they can own their responsibilities to make it exciting, interesting and empowering.
Cameroun YMCA always remains focused on the youth to give them life skills and equipping them to discover their potential and be self-aware. To promote a culture of making good impact in a world of disruptive actions. We will continue to work more and more to create new clubs in other schools and even in the universities to reach as many young people as possible.
By Enock Takougang, S2C Champion/Change Agent, Cameroun-YMCA.