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H4BF kick starts training of youths on renewable energy, social entrepreneurship

Hope For a Better Future Vocational Training Institute has commenced the training of some young Cameroonian youths on renewable energy, life skills and social entrepreneurship.

The training is a European Union co-funded project dubbed Cameroon RenewED being implemented by Hope For A Better Future (H4BF) NGO in partnership with a consortium of 3 EU organizations (Noorderpoort, APRO, MasterPeace) and 2 other oraganisations in Cameroon (FAP and Sopisdew).

Over 200 students will be trained by the end of project much to the satisfaction of the North West and West Governors likewise the regional delegates of Employment and Vocational training of the two regions.

They expressed their satisfaction and readiness to support the project during a courtesy call made within the sidelines of the Transnational Programme Meeting between H4BF and partners of the project in Bafoussam during which they fine tuned the modules of the training.

At the West Governor’s Office, Governor Awah Fonka Augustine promised government support for the project. After listening to the objectives of the project, the Governor expressed his satisfaction that Internally displaced persons, youths women and the minority Mbororo community were the targets of the project while hoping that the necessary knowledge should be transferred so as to stop the rampant migration by youths into western countries.

Project team with Cameroon West region Governor (His excellency Awah Fonka Augustine)

He thanked the European partners for bringing in their knowledge and experience.

Earlier, the partners had also been received at the North West Governor’s Office where Marceliout Djunang, Chief of Division for Economic and Socio cultural affairs welcomed the project and indicated that the administration of the region is ready to accompany the partners to ensure the success of the project

Governor’s office Bamenda Meeting with Chief of Division for Economic and Socio cultural affairs Marceliout Djunang

The team also had a an information sharing meeting with the Regional Delegates of Employment and Vocational Training for the North West regions during which the Delegates also promised their support for the project acknowledging that HOBEFI is effectively registered with them.

The Regional delegate for the North West region Anna Anambe Ndifon epouse Ngwa lauded the partners for accompanying the government of Cameroon in it’s Vocational Training policy while promising he will facilitate certification and internship placement for students.

The same promise was made by the Regional Delegate of Employment and Vocational Training for the West region Alain Emile Njankouo.

Meeting with West regional delegate (Mr. Alain Emile Njankouo)

The partners also had a partnership meeting with the National Employment Fund, Cameroon to see how to link the youths who will be trained with the employers through the NEF. During the meeting, the Director of the Central Agency Ndziga Obama José promised the availability of all regional branches of the institution to work with the partners of the Cameroon RenewED project.

Meeting with NEF Director of the Central Agency Ndziga Obama José

The primary target groups of the project include vocational education organizations and teachers, youths within the age group of 16-30 years, (60% female/40% male) Employees of business partners, private sector, local decision makers and other etc.

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