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Skills needed to improve lives in Cameroon
18 February 2010
by Paul Samjela Ngomba

Students in Cameroon learn about new developments in the science of computer on International Volunteer Day in 2009.Students in Cameroon learn about new developments in the science of computer on International Volunteer Day in 2009.
Limbe, Cameroon: Volunteers joined the Provincial delegate of Secondary Education for the South West Region to mark International Volunteer Day in 2009 in Cameroon. Activitities run by volunteers focused on education. Skills are needed to promote education in the South West region and students are encouraged to become motivated teachers. A training program in computer science was introduced to students who learned about new developments in information and communication technology and the science of computer.

Besides promoting education, the volunteers also raised awareness of environment issues and involved friends and students in planting trees activities and the cleaning up of health centres and nursery schools. Then, visits to orphanages were arranged and devoted to the care of children.

The event promoted the spirit of volunteering as young people participated and contributed to conducting IVD activities. This initiative was applauded by the provincial delegate and all those who took part in the event. Encouragement will reinforce the faith that volunteers have a role to play in creating better conditions for people in Cameroon.