Cameroonian Team News
|1:50 p.m.||Arrival of team and facilitators|
|2:00 p.m.||Student Assembly and Singing of Anthem|
|2:10 p.m.||Welcome word very brief statements|
|2:30 p.m.||Introduction of Activities [Dickson Diba]|
|2:40 p.m.||Icebreakers [all facilitators involved]||All males/All Females|
|3:00 p.m.||General Discussion Reproductive health I and II||All Males and All Females|
|3:30 p.m.||Breakdown of Groups by Team members||12-14, 15-16, 17-18||18+|
|3:35 p.m.||Icebreakers||Mime, cow boy, rock paper scissors, ball questions||People scavenger hunt, who am I. Rumour|
|3:55 p.m.||Warm ups||Icebreakers|
|4:10 p.m.||Life skill Topic||Discussion I:||Icebreakers|
|4:30 p.m.||HIV Education and Football Drills||Presentations: I-VI|
|5:00 p.m.||HIV Education and Football Drills||Question and Answers on presentations.|
|5:15-5:45||Small Game [Football]|
|5:45-6:00||Closing and recognition Closing and recognition Closing and recognition|
Today CFDP is holding a day long awareness campaign for World Aids Day Commemoration at Baptist High School in Kumba. You can see the day is packed with events that youth in Kumba will participate in TODAY in order to raise awareness and help to prevent transmission of the HIVirus. With CFDP, learning is combined with the passion of football. So kids will have meaningful memory of this day – and the things they learn about HIV/AIDS should stick with them for a while. This is sport for development.
You’re walking down the street, the cacophony of English-French creole from the business people around you is giving you a splitting headache, especially after a long day of soccer practice , running laps as sweat pours off of you . You’re wondering how it’s possible that you have yet to faint from exhaustion, but something deep inside, whether it’s youthful stubbornness or vigor or endless energy, is keeping you motivated. Perhaps at home Mama will have some banana and pineapple salad ready to cool your mouth and throat. But the question is… where are you? Are you somewhere in Francophone northern Africa? Are you in France or perhaps part of the Caribbean? In fact, you are in Cameroon’s very own posh Makata District, home of the Makata Young Boys Football Club. The MYBFC is perhaps one of the most talented and determined youth teams in all of Cameroon, who aspire to be just like their idols on the Real Madrid Club, particularly Christiano Ronaldo.
Comprised of 16 and under youths from both Cameroon and Nigeria, the MYBFC provides a very dynamic and powerful force to be reckoned with. Unfortunately , in early August, the boys were defeated 0-2 in a tournament by the Olympic Fruiting Academy (from Mbonge), but were able to recover their losses by defeating the Mbi Takem Club 2-0 in early November. Currently they are waiting for the tournament to finish and find their ranks amongst the others teams, to see if they may advance any further. Though the boys had a rough start, we at CFDP know the boys have it in them to defeat any team they come up against. Keep up the good work, boys! We will be rooting for you! J
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PS: Attached is a recipe for the Banana and Pineapple Salad. It’s quite a popular (and quite tasty!) dish from Cameroon – check it out!
Banana and Pineapple Salad
- 2 firm ripe bananas, peeled and sliced
- 2 firm ripe tomatoes, sliced
- 1 small pineapple, peeled and sliced
- 1 avocado, peeled, pitted, and sliced
- 1 Tablespoon roasted peanuts, chopped
- 1 can coconut milk
Cooking an Preparation
- Boil the coconut milk until it thickens.
- Set it aside to cool.
- Pile the bananas, tomatoes, pineapple, and avocado alternately in layers in individual glass dishes.
- Top with chopped peanuts and the thickened coconut milk.
- Serve cold.
Serving Sizes: 4-6
Collins is posted up as acting director in Cameroon. Diba Dickson is his right hand man. Nenne and Caroline hold down the office – processing data and producing documentation to make sure we track our progress. Ashu, our own okada man (motorbike taxi driver… he’s not a taxi man, he just rides a bike), keeps our finances in order. Wallace is our newest coach and Kama supports him in preparing our drills and organizing the U-16 City Cup. . Killian is our coordinator of school-based programs and is actually the Head Master at Destiny Primary School. Our Cameroonian Founder and government school teacher, Ngwane Peter, is based in Nkambe but will be joining us soon in Pittsburgh.
Meeting with Kumba 1 Council
Here are some photos from our first and second meetings with Lord Mayor Ekale Mukete, of the Kumba 1 City Council. We are excited to partner with the Council to better serve the youth of Kumba! We are meeting again on Monday to finalize a memorandum of understanding for collaboration. 2013 will be a good year for CFDP and K1-Council. But, first things first, let’s start with the tournament in July!