“Youth Engagement Programme” is a programme for children from the local community, carried out during the summer. Its aim is to bring together, educate and entertain youths between the ages of 6 and 16 during the long summer vacations in Buea and Douala. The programme aspires to empower youths through art, health education, environmental hygiene, lectures about human rights and sanitation. Summer programme was created for children and teenagers to provide an alternative from risky behaviour when they are not in school. Participating in the ‘Youth Engagement Programme’ keeps them occupied but at the same time teaches about responsible behaviour and vulnerability of youths in every day life. The programme usually involves 60 children and youths.
As a volunteer responsible for Youth Engagement Programme you will be preparing the activities for the project and participating in delivering the classes.
Your daily tasks can include: planning the content of lessons, preparing necessary materials, organizing games and other activities to make classes more interactive, helping to create a guidebook for the project and reporting on the progress of ‘Youth Engagement Programme’.
We are looking for a creative person that likes to work with children is patient and open-minded. No experience is necessary but people with previous work experience with children or related studies will be preferred.
If you have you own project in mind, we are, of course, happy for you to pursue that and support you as needed. Initiative is greatly valued and even necessary for you to make the most of your time here with us. As we are a non-profit NGO we are always researching new sources of funding for the program. If you have a big project in mind we do support you to raise some funds back home. This way you can implement your funds yourself and chose and see where the money goes.
Make sure you have a Visa credit card when coming to Buea. Banks in Buea do NOT accept Master-card credit cards.