OUR VOTE OF THANKS AND A CALL FOR SUPPORT!
Our conviction has always been to foster growth and development in Cameroon and Africa at large, bearing in mind that every strong and vibrant nation in modern history was built by visionaries and transformative organizations whose commitments and patriotism drove them to think beyond the confines of their very own survival.
The year 2019 was a challenging year for our course as an organization; the sociopolitical crisis in the two English regions of Cameroon greatly affected our course. The year started with lots of challenges, where we lost all what we have worked for to the crisis. We lost our office, including all its content to the crisis, resulting to our displacement from Buea to Yaounde. The displacement caused us a lot, especially as we had to start afresh from scratch, thus significantly affecting our planned activities for the year.
It was indeed difficult and challenging year, yet we remained committed to the course of our vision. We kick-started our operations in Yaounde, sharing an office space with a media organization, with the conviction that every journey of a thousand miles begins with a step. We refused to allow our challenges change our course, and dedicated our considerable energy to providing sustainable solutions to societal issues; empowering young people so they can live their aspirations and be useful to their communities in the fight against societal ills.
I am delighted that despite the challenges faced as a displaced organization, we still recorded great success in all our major activities. Hundreds of lives were transformed, and as per the testimonials from our programmes, participants were satisfied. We succeeded in organizing an Office Capacity Building training for our team, Hands-on Skill Acquisition training for young women and girls, GALEF Alumni Cohort Meetup, three sessions of the Turning Point, National Business and Entrepreneurial Summit (NABES), the 4th edition of the GAICAM Leadership and Entrepreneurial Fellowship, and the GAICAM Impact Award; Cameroon Heroes Award.
As such, I feel delighted and wish to extend our sincere gratitude to all our valued partners and collaborators who contributed earnestly for the success recorded throughout the year. We could only succeed in the above activities, thanks to the support and collaboration of those who have always believed in our course. It would be injustice not to recognise and appreciate your financial and moral support. We strongly believe that the lives that were impacted will in turn impact their communities and the society at large. Being a non-profit organisation, GAICAM continues to rely on your support as we envisage other programs in the future. Our doors remain open to welcome new partners and sponsors; people and organisations that can support our quest to continue empowering young people so they can be resourceful to their communities, and as a result, promote the desired sustainable peace in line with our commitment to global goals.
My sincere appreciation to H.E. the Minister of Youth Affairs and Civic Education, Minister of Territorial Admiration, The Minister delegate in charge of cooperation with the Commonwealth, and the Minister of Small and Medium Size Enterprises, Social Economy and Hand Craft, for their support and collaboration in the major activities of GAICAM in 2019.
I equally want to appreciate our team for their selfless services to the organisation’s objectives. You are valued at high esteem by the organisation. Your hard work, commitment and more has helped to bring us this far. You all mean so much to the organisation, for your sacrifices have been felt by thousands of Cameroonians and beyond.
On the other hand, I wish to make a solemn call for support in line with our 2020 planned activities. Besides our traditional activities planned for 2020, we shall be focusing on strengthening peace and advocating against the degrading environmental conditions of our country, by including aspects of sustainable peace building and green environmental practices in our trainings, seminars, conferences and projects. We shall be expanding our scope of activities for 2020, and as a not-for-profit, nongovernmental and nonpolitical organization, we shall be in need of funders, sponsors, partners and other goodwill ambassadors to support us achieve these objectives.
We are famously known for our commitment and hard work towards Youth Empowerment in Cameroon, especially through our Training Programs, Annual Fellowships, Conferences, Children Support Programs, School Clubs, and a lot more. Over the past 7 years, we have kept this commitment; impacting the lives of thousands of Cameroonians, and ultimately other nationalities.
We have been working relentlessly toward achieving our global and yearly goals to 80%, working with partners, donors, sponsors, volunteers and the Government to achieve these goals. As stated above, the ongoing Socio-Political Crisis in the South West and North West Regions of Cameroon has caused us a lot, yet we never relented our efforts in carrying out our activities. As such, we solicit for your support for our 2020 activities. Become our partner, sponsor or collaborator!
Meanwhile, I wish to thank you for taking off your busy schedules to read through this report; we are always open to any critics, advice, or support that can push our work to the next level. We hope your reading of this report will create a new relationship between you, your organisation and ours. We hope that you can help advocate support for our activities so we can continue to impact our communities. Thank you!
FOR YOUR SUPPORT, CONTACT US;Mendong, Yaounde – Cameroon
- Mendong, Yaounde – Cameroon
- email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- phone: (+237) 675 595 656
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Executive Director, GAICAM.