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The right of a child consists of Right to, Life.Education, Food, Health, Water, Identity, Freedom, and Protection. CFDP is involved in the right to educate the youths of kumba in particular and Cameroon in general. Education also consists of a form of learning that is necessary for the development of one’s personality and identity, as well as his physical and intellectual capabilities. Education permits, notably, the transmission of common principles to new generations, and the conservation and perpetuation of social values. It also contributes to the flourishing of individuality through the enhancement of social and professional integration.
Education has as its ultimate objective the improvement of a person’s quality of life. It offers to underprivileged adults and children a chance to escape from poverty. It is thus an essential tool for the economic, social and cultural development of all populations around the world.IMG_4546
Working with youths from 12 to 18 years is a perfect platform to educate a child through sports and we intend to create an environment where young people are valued as future leaders. Working with 14 schools and communities in meme Division provides education, health and protection of children’s right.
We were all children once. And we all share the desire for the well-being of our children, which has always been and will continue to be the most universally cherished aspiration of humankind. There is much to celebrate as the UN mark the 25th anniversary of the Convention, from declining infant mortality to rising school enrollmentIMG_4141, but this historic milestone must also serve as an urgent reminder that much remains to be done.

We want equal opportunity for our daughters to play sports, so they too can derive the psychological, physiological and sociological benefits of sports participation. Sport has been one of the most important sociology-cultural learning experiences for boys and men for many years. Those same benefits should be afforded to our daughters. It is important for all of us to know that: High school girls who play sports are less likely to be involved in an unwanted pregnancy; more likely to get better grades in school and more likely to graduate than girls who do not play sports and one of CFDP goals is to protect young girls from the ills of the society and involve them in sports and life skill topics.
Girls and women who play sports have higher levels of confidence and self esteem and lower levels of depression. Sports have a more positive body image and experience higher states of psychological well-being than girls and women who do not play sports.
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Girls have traditionally learned about teamwork, goal-setting, the pursuit of excellence in performance and other achievement-oriented behaviors — critical skills necessary for success in schools and communities. In an economic environment like the city of kumba, where the quality of our children’s lives will be dependent on two-income families, our daughters cannot be less prepared for the highly competitive workplace than our sons. It is no accident that CFDP have decided to organize a female league the first of its kind in kumba.
Kumba lakers, Wumjeck, Breccias and Arsenal will start the match, watch out for more updates.

Kumba Lakers Girls on the move

Kumber Lakers Girls on the move

One of the components of CFDP plus seven models is fair play that is leaving everything on the field, demonstrated by a handshake between teams before/after match.
This Encourages the thinking that: at the end of the day we are all brothers and sisters. In case of anger or conflict Resolution management will be easy. During the coaches clinic in Kumba the third day was set aside for leaders to implement the plus seven models, and it was really fun when players from different schools and communities shook hands with each other what a lofty idea
Unless health issues or local customs dictate otherwise, usually a handshake is made with bare hands. However, it depends on the situation.

In Anglophone countries, in business situations. In casual non-business situations, men are more likely to shake hands than women, but in  CFDP both parties are ready to shake hands

Wumjeck FC shaking hands with kumba Lekers girls team.

Wumjeck FC shaking hands with kumba Lekers girls team.

Making even the smallest changes to your daily routine can help you feel less bored with life. Small changes like these may seem insignificant, but they will make your life more interesting in the long run by adding variety.
Everyone knows that moving about, getting your heart going and burning up energy is great, full stop. Tests have shown that people at any age, regardless of prior physical ability, can improve their health and well-being by taking up some gentle, regular exercise.
CFDP management team did three hours walk from the commercial avenue to lake Barombi mbo creating awareness about the organization and sharing CFDP flyers with administrators, in kumba I municipality what a wonder full exercise watch out next month, at Kumba III municipality that will include volunteers from schools and communities.

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The operation of CFDP  in kumba has changed the life of the youths, the way they think, behave and handle situations both at home and school. Despite the Educational components the organization provides 10 balls each to all its partner schools and communities. The principal of BHS Barombi Kang on behalf of all the Recipients thanked CFDP for such a wonderful Gesture and promised that the equipments will not be mishandled.

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Our programs are built around the philosophy that footballs interpersonal environment has a unique potential to meaningfully impact participants. Within that environment youths are exposed to the benefits of football and team sports for their bodies, voices, and minds, and using life skills to support their application of these benefits in their every day’s lives and future goals.

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CFDP Director of Operation Mr. Diony Collins reiterated that all these Achievements would not have been possible with out our strategic collaboration with secondary schools and football academies with volunteer leaders.

 

 

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After weeks of deliberation, sharing ideas back and forth between the Kumba and Pittsburgh offices of CFDP, we have finally agreed on the theme for the 2014 Fall Season. It was with great care that we took into consideration the situation of our youth in Kumba as well as boys and girls in areas where we have laid the groundwork for expansion: Ndu in the Northwest Region and Mamfe in the Southwest Region.

This season, the theme will be PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY with a focus on: Time management, Fair play, and Good Sportsmanship. Coaches will familiarize themselves with these topics during CFDP’s Coaches Clinics planned for the coming weeks. Once the season kicks off, coaches will incorporate teaching these values to their players with Coaches Across Continents games and small group discussions to enhance their practices.

Our vision by the end of the season:

Practices and games will start on time with the teams exchanging handshakes (an international gesture of Goodwill) and be played with a “no yellow cards” mentality with specific attention to the quality play without infraction.

 

This season, coaches will implement some of the games they learned during Coaches Across Continents training hosted by CFDP in June.

This season, coaches will implement some of the games they learned during Coaches Across Continents training hosted by CFDP in June.

 

 

Members of the Cameroon Community in Pittsburgh joined staff and volunteers of Cameroon Football Development Program (CFDP) at Highmark Stadium on Saturday, September 6th for the final home game of the Pittsburgh Riverhounds Professional Soccer Team. The United Soccer League (USL) Pro Team has donated dozens of boxes of soccer equipment to support the CFDP’s sport-based youth development programs in Cameroon since 2011. On this night, youth players from the Riverhounds Development Academy and Century United F.C. joined youth from the Cameroon Community of Pittsburgh for the traditional “jersey exchange” to symbolize the connection the beautiful game creates between youth in Pittsburgh and in Kumba, where the majority of CFDP’s programs run.

The Cameroonians were well represented at the Pittsburgh Riverhounds game. From left, Isiah Mobit Jr, Franck Fotie, Brice Wambal, Justin Forzano, Isiah Mobit Sr, and Eugene Mobit.

The Cameroonians were well represented at the Pittsburgh Riverhounds game. From left, Isiah Mobit Jr, Franck Fotie, Brice Wambal, Justin Forzano, Isiah Mobit Sr, and Eugene Mobit.

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Players from Riverhounds Development Academy stand along side youth and young adults from the Cameroon Community of Pittsburgh, who represent all of the children playing in CFDP’s enrichment leagues back home in the African country.

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As the announcer called the names of each player, they exchanged jerseys with their brothers from another continent.

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Players from the Riverhounds Development Academy and youth from the Cameroon Community of Pittsburgh gather for a group snap shot after exchanging jerseys.

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Emeline Leubou, of the Cameroon Community of Pittsburgh, represents her nation in the 2014 World Cup replica jersey.

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Two brothers. Different mothers. Pittsburgh-based, Wambal Brice and CFDP Founder Justin Forzano stand together after the jersey exchange.

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Shout out to our wonderful friend, supporter, volunteer, and tonight’s photographer, Becca Burns, and AMO the Riverhounds mascot!

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CFDP enthusiast and Yaounde-native, Wambal Brice stops to take a snap with AMO the Riverhounds mascot.

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