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Ekokobe is the coach of st peter FC, he is so excited about the league and particularly on the aspect of punctuality which his team is grabbing all the points in the U14 tournament. He testifies that his youths have understood that football is not all about scoring goals and they enjoy the drills more than the match. According to him these league will transform young people to become better citizens in future.
He appreciated CFDP for such a wonderful idea, and that this league has transform him as a person and also as a coach especially in the aspect of Gender Equality which he was very blank and now he also give opportunities to the girls during trainings, who are even doing better than the boys. He is currently toping pole B with 23 points and his ambition for his baby st peter club is not only to end at the AcademyIMG_3516 level but also to extend to a football club. Kudos to CFDP in Cameroon and America.

Atud Collins was born on the 12th of July 2000 in kumba, he lives with the grandparents in kosala, the mother is a bayam sellam in the market who is so busy with business just to take care of Collins and most often always absent at home and the grandparents virtually takes care of him. He is in form four at GBHS kosala and his ambition in life is to become a medical doctor. Collins does not communicate with his father on the basis of what he learnt from the mother and has no anxiety to create a relationship; he prefers to stay at home when sent away from school fees rather than visit the father. From when he was born he believes his father has not contributed anything to his life that is why he despises him and does not want to collect anything from him.

Participating in CFDP school and community sessions changed his mentality about issues in life especially when he learnt on the topic communication with parents and healthy relationship, and after some her friends did presentations and role plays, he understood the topic, he visited the father and after one on one talk with him and the father was very happy with his son and , apologize to him but insisted that he was sent by the mother and Collins told him about CFDP and their life skill topics.
Little Collins confesses that when he heard of the organization he was very reluctant to join the program , according to him he taught CFDP was just playing football on the field, but after participating in different activities he has became a changed person and now boast of achieving her dreams especially as he intended not just to be a medical doctor but he want to be cardiac specialist thanks to CFDP because the father has promised to assist him at any level of his education, he has pledge to be an ambassador of the organization.
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Matches over the weekend between Lakers and St Peter pulled crowds in kumba especially the youths who are on holidays.
It was a hot sunny Friday, the 10th of April 2015,that the long awaited match, of the CFDP U14 Tournament between Lakers V st peters ,took place at the GPS field. The field was jam parked with supporters of the two clubs. The match began at 2:45pm with pre-match activities, the two clubs rehearsed their warm up exercises, and the two captains read the match theme for the day. At exactly 3pm the referee kick-started the match. Barely thirty seconds into the game, Lakers opened scores through player wearing shirt number thirteen.StIMG_20150411_030001 peters attacked line mounted series of offensives at the Lakers half until the equalizing goal for st peters came in at the 13th minute through shirt number 12.The two teams trilled the crowd with spectacular football until the referee blew his whistle marking the end of the first half of the game. After fifteen minutes of rest the second half commenced with Lakers struggling to give the curtain raiser, but with difficulties from st.peters compact defense line. St Peter had a counter attack opportunity and shirt number 12, wasted no time going in for a double that gave the curtain raiser for st. peter.

Working with CFDP for four years I got the opportunity help young people involve in community projects, develop skills that can be transferred to income Generating activities. Born on June 17th in Kumba, I did my primary education in Presbyterian School Buea Town Secondary and high in PHS Kumba and proceeded to the University of Yaoundé II Soa and graduated with a Bachelors degree in English Private Law and masters in business law. My desire to work with youths got me involve in this great organization called CFDP.special event coordinator of CFDP receiving gifts from Dr Amin after a wonderful presentation
Working with youths 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 men and women show great resilience in meeting the challenges they faced and working in this organization I now assist them by providing appropriate space and opportunity to take charge of their lives and develop healthy coping skills for their present and futur.Passing out orders is as easy as passing out business cards. But a prudent leader also knows how to lead himself or herself—not merely to provide a genuine example to others, but to become a working element of the overall machinery of your organization. “It’s important that leaders have the ability to focus and motivate themselves as they motivate others,”CFDP also encourage girls participation in all its program, empowering girls and young mothers has completely transformed my personality especially as a young dynamic women who is determine and willing to empower youths and break all communication barriers between youths and their leaders, teachers and parents.However apart from Empowering and communicating with the youths, I have also gain skills in managing conflict resolution which was my greatest threat in life, when people came 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 some of the players in your Football Club, and school programs.
2015 is a year of fulfillment, and empowering more girls in schools and communities will be my major goals it is often said when you educate a girl child you educate the nation. We have young girls who are very dynamic and intelligent but from very poor homes and their parents are not able to meet up with their demands and most often some of them have drop out of school and became delinquents in various communities, CFDP has raised their hopes through their participations in all our programs and we are moving forward to see that this youths achieve their dreams, IMG_0230

IMG_0230Working with CFDP for four years I got the opportunity help young people involve in community projects, develop skills that can be transferred to income Generating activities. Born on June 17th in Kumba, I did my primary education in Presbyterian School Buea Town Secondary and high in PHS Kumba and proceeded to the University of Yaoundé II Soa and graduated with a Bachelors degree in English Private Law and masters in business law. My desire to work with youths got me involve in this great organization called CFDP.
Working with youths 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 men and women show great resilience in meeting the challenges they faced and working in this organization I now assist them by providing appropriate space and opportunity to take charge of their lives and develop healthy coping skills for their present and futurespecial event coordinator of CFDP receiving gifts from Dr Amin after a wonderful presentation
Passing out orders is as easy as passing out business cards. But a prudent leader also knows how to lead himself or herself—not merely to provide a genuine example to others, but to become a working element of the overall machinery of your organization. “It’s important that leaders have the ability to focus and motivate themselves as they motivate others,”CFDP also encourage girls participation in all its program, empowering girls and young mothers has completely transformed my personality especially as a young dynamic women who is determine and willing to empower youths and break all communication barriers between youths and their leaders, teachers and parents.However apart from Empowering and communicating with the youths, I have also gain skills in managing conflict resolution which was my greatest threat in life, when people came 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 some of the players in your Football Club, and school programs.
2015 is a year of fulfillment, and empowering more girls in schools and communities will be my major goals it is often said when you educate a girl child you educate the nation. We have young girls who are very dynamic and intelligent but from very poor homes and their parents are not able to meet up with their demands and most often some of them have drop out of school and became delinquents in various communities, CFDP has raised their hopes through their participations in all our programs and we are moving forward to see that this youths achieve their dreams,

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Discipline is a power that empowers every dreamer and makes his or her dreams comes true. Discipline in an organization like CFDP is not doing things right, but doing the right thing, at the right time, at the right place, with the right persons for the right purpose, to achieve the right result discipline decides our destiny. Walk for fame activity that occurs every 1st Thursday of the month by statistics have created awareness about the organization to the population of Kumba. The team is very grateful to the donors for their constant support of sport equipment to the organization.
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CFDP In NDOUM.

1 April 2015

They are interested to carry on any activity that concerns CFDP. con Ludi and Adrain did alot by encouraging the coaches and the players. The training went on smoothly and ended on Saturday at about 12 o’clock. IMG_5938
The coaches because did their practical very well and the youths also responded positively to the live skill topics t Wallace advice them to take any CFDP’s activity very serious if they want development in their locality.IMG_5949
The head teacher of Ndom primary aslo encourage the players and the coaches. not give up, we should continue with all our activities that we intend to carry, that, this is a moment of great change in Ndom.

IMG_3067The greatest gift a leader can get is the gift of feedback. When someone takes the time to pause, reflect on what’s happened, and communicate back what they saw and heard, and how it made them feel and act – they have offered the greatest gift of all.
Ayo Ayompe is one of our peer leader that is making us proud, she is 12 year old and has 5 siblings 3 boys and 2 girls and enjoys every moment of her time spent with CFDP. A form 2 student from one of our partner schools Lord Bilingual Academy wish to be a professor in future. She drilled the crowd in the last peer leader training by giving us feedback in all her participation and responsibilities since she join CFDP.She admire leading a team not only in CFDP activities but also in the church, community and school.

Leadership is not about titles, positions, or flow charts. It is about one life influencing another.” IMG_3073 The training started at about 8:15am with 28 youths taking part. And the topic of the day was factors of training and the 10 important factors include
• Develop skills in different areas
• Choose effective strategy and tactics for change
• Cooperative ways to change your community
• Network and communication for change
• Evaluate mutual experiences and build mutual support.
• Skills for thinking and tested in practice
• It identify specific problems
• It helps in group evaluation
• Teaches method of creating trust.
• Quick and creative responses in crisis situation.
Youths went out for outdoor activities they did some football component and they played 5v5. To make the session more interesting the youth tell stories of which they came out with what they learn from the stories. The session ended well with the youths taking active part.

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The matches started at 3pm with the CFDP match procedures and the theme was based on the second module “where girls and boys should be equal” and followed by the motivational statement:

“Gender equity leads to gender equality, where men and women enjoy equal political, social and economic status.”

The center referee was Nkolaka Valentine while Ngome and Power were assistant referees for the matches this weekend.

On Saturday, Brescia F.C. faced off against Legends F.C. Mbah Yanick, of Brescia, notched the first goal in the 10th minute of play and later in the first half, number 17 Betumbi Claude equalized for Legend F.C. Both teams had one goal at the end of regulation time, which would have been a draw in any other league. However, Brescia emerged victorious with one additional points in the standings, for the entire team arriving at the field on time. Legends F.C. arrived to the field late, which saw them lose a point on the day.

Final Result:
Brescia F.C. – 7 CFDP points + 1 FIFA point = 8 points
Legends F.C. – 6 CFDP points + 1 FIFA point = 7 points

On Sunday, Wumjeck F.C. faced off against Kumba Lakers. One player from Wumjeck came to the field late, so they started the day off at a disadvantage with minus 1 CFDP point. However, thanks to a goal in the second half, they collected three FIFA points and got the win! During match play, a player committed a foul which resulted in the Nkolaka giving a yellow card. Minus one point again for the team who could have taken advantage of a leap in the standings by following CFDP rules which promote community development, good sportsmanship, and fair play.

Final Result:

Wumjeck F.C. – 5 CFDP points + 3 FIFA points = 8 points
Kumba Lakers – 7 CFDP points + 0 FIFA points = 7 points

Stay tuned for updates from this season of the Kumba U-14 boys league to promote gender equity as action continues in two weeks.

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