As the last few days of the year are upon us, we took some time to reflect on some of the bright spots of 2016 before officially saying “good bye.” We are sharing with you this list of the 7 greatest achievements of the year that we are celebrating now and we look forward to building upon in 2017.
Over the last 12 months, we have been striving to refine our “+7 model” which directly integrates life skills and value-based learning into the soccer game. It’s catching on in Cameroon, and we believe it will be the foundation for significant growth and impact in the future.
In honor of our +7 values (listed below), here is our top 7 in 2016:
1. Engaged 500+ youth in Kumba and Mamfe our +7 Model that promotes teamwork, personal growth, and community development on and off the soccer field
2. Hosted the first-ever Super Cup to Empower Girls in Kumba, involving 8 teams in 2 communities
3. Sponsored a delegation of nearly 100 participants to watch Nigeria vs. Kenya in the brand-new Limbe Omnisport Complex at the 2016 Africa Women Cup of Nations
4. Visited Mathare Youth Sports Association (MYSA) in Kenya to learn about their unique model that has 26,000 youth playing soccer year-round in one of the largest slums in Nairobi
5. Participated in General Assembly meeting of streetfootballworld, the global network of ‘football-for-good’ organizations, in Lyon, France in July 2016
6. Accepted to and completed Pittsburgh Social Venture Partners’ first cohort of Full Circle, a 6-month accelerator program to increase capacity in local nonprofits
7. Hosted first Supporters Trip to Cameroon with 4 visitors traveling from Pittsburgh and Philadelphia to Kumba in July 2016
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The Saturday after Thanksgiving, CameroonFDP hosted our first-ever Super Cup to Empower Women. Winners of our newly-established educational football leagues for girls in Kumba and Mamfe, Southwest Region, came together for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Watch the two girls teams shaking hands with their opponents and referees, the journalist giving the play-by-play of activities, CameroonFDP staff and friends on the sideline, girls from our Kumba teams supporting their peers, members of the Ministry of Sport and other guests sitting under the canopy, and of course the +7 PLAY4PURPOSE values that guide the activities on and off the field.
Kumba girls team, GBHS Kosala, celebrate the 2nd goal on they way to victory in the regional championship.
CameroonFDP girls at the 2016 Africa Women Cup of Nations group stage match watching Kenya vs. Nigeria. Nigeria won 4-0 and would go on to beat the host, Cameroon, 1-0 in Yaounde.
Finally, our girls from Mamfe said goodbye to their friends from Kumba as they prepared to travel back home after the Super Cup. They also said thanks to the 4 team sponsors who made this experience happen!
Christmas is a season of great joy: a time for remembering the past and hoping for the future. May the glorious message of peace and love fill you with joy during this wonderful season.It reminds us to focus on all of the good things around us including Cameroonfdp.
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CameroonFDP country director mr Peter Ngwane facilitate the last training workshop for the year 2016. during his introduction he reflected on Nelson Mandela code ” It is never done until you do it” Branding and communication was based on certain key objective based on
Understanding corporate Branding
Understanding Key areas of Corporate Branding
Branding CameroonFDP towards Professionalism
Social Media Branding
Meetings and Public Relations Branding
All this is to transform the staffs from practitioners to professionals in 2017.
Part two of the work shop was based on Administrative letter Writing and Reporting, objectives include,
Structure of Administrative Letter
Styles of Presentation
Procedure for letter dispatch
Types of Administrative Letters
Archiving “When you brand yourself properly, competition becomes irrelevant.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New year 2017.
He thanked CameroonFDP for transforming the lives of young girls in kumba for close to six years through football; a game that brings youths’ together. He congratulates all the coaches who have dedicated their time and money to train the youths with the CameroonFDP model. He appreciated the youths who participates in this activities and the tournament at least we can boast of better female footballers especially as Cameroon will hosting the African Nations Cup 2016 in the Cities of Yaounde and Limbe. He encourage the girls to implement all they have learned from this tournament wherever they find themselves because what CameroonFDP is teaching them will influence their carrier positively if they apply it correctly.Education has been called a social vaccination against HIV, when girls stay in school they are much likely not to become infected, that is the drive of CameroonFDP to keep more girls in school with our innovative approach to sports for development.
CameroonFDP encourages girls participation in all its programs, empowering girls and young mothers with education on life skill which is the single most powerful means for families to escape poverty in the long run, CameroonFDP operations over the last five years have been able to get young girls involved in community projects, develop skills that can be transferred to Income Generating activities.
Working with girls in difficult circumstances requires honoring their strength and looking for ways to build healthy one-on-one relationships between them and other members of their communities. Many young girls and mothers show great resilience in meeting the challenges they faced, the organization assist them by providing appropriate space and opportunity to take charge of their lives and develop healthy coping skills for their present and future. , when young girls and mothers come together there is a potential for conflict, the fact that it exist is not bad, we learn and communicate with people even when we disagree, properly managed conflict will provide opportunities and growth. Not only will you gain the skills and capacity to lead and educate, but you will become a trusted friend, leader, and mentor for most women in the community.
After the Girls tournament of 2016, you might be wondering, “How exactly does CameroonFDP improve the lives of young girls through soccer?” Our organization created an innovative approach to incorporate experiential learning into sports competitions. Participates learn and practice our values before, during, and after every soccer game. To do this, we utilize our unique approach to incorporate themes such as education, health, gender equity, and leadership and life skills into competitions. In every game, players and coaches also adhere to the following values:
Be a team player
Show respect for all
Elevate your community
Become a role model
Players thus learn important life skills all while having fun during a soccer match!
The 2016 Africa Women Cup of Nations will be the 12th edition of the Africa Women Cup of Nations, the biennial international football championship organised by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) for the women’s national teams of Africa. The tournament will be held in Cameroon between 19 November and 3 December 2016. The initial dates were 8–22 October 2016, but were changed due to weather considerations. A total of eight teams will play in the tournament.
CameroonFDP finalist will be priviledged to travel to Limbe and visit the Limbe municipal stadium for the first time to watch the match between Nigeria V Mali and Ghana V Kenya on the 20th of November 2016. come for more updates.
Globicol FC,it was their first time to participate,and they were the most discipline team though they did not qualified.
GBHS kosala were champions and they will be privileged to play champions in mamfe in kumba.
Wumjeck FC played led by their coach Harrison Tetu played so well though they did not qualified, the girls were happy to have benefited from life skill topics and football drills.
Legend FC Runners up of the girls tournament 2016, led by CameroonFDP best and dedicated coach Etoh Kingsley.According to him Words cannot express my delights in belonging to this life changing experience with CameroonFDP. So much in “aspiration and fulfillment” the plea for the future” of the youth players! With recent strategic partnerships and collaboration, the organization is reaching out and attaining its bold vision, it is unstoppable and the +7 values if the brand. Bravoo CameroonFDP, keep on impacting
The team is headed by a dedicated coach mr charles who did every thing to qualify his team during the girls tournament in kumba, GBHS Kosala defeated Legend FC during the finals by one goal to zero. The field was full with spectators and women leaders who came to encourage the girls, who have decided to bring change in their communities by participating in CameroonFDP programs. They got the opportunity to understand the life skills based on setting goals and accepting responsibilities as young girls to became great and independent women in future.