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 future, CameroomFDP 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. The next girls training will take place on the 28th of September. Come back for more updates!
Passing out orders is as easy as passing out business cards. But a prudent leader should know 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 an organization. “It’s important that leaders have the ability to focus and motivate themselves as they motivate others.
The training started at 7:30 am prompt with an opening prayer from the facilator, who asked God for protection all through the training and attendance was checked with 8 coaches present for the training. The Director of Operations welcomed all present and gave a rundown of the program. Thereafter, the Topic of the day was introduced Self Respect. Communication head; Nenne Ekoi laid emphasis on the Methodology and advised the coaches not to use games that do not relate to the topic of discussion.
After explaining to the coaches how to treat such a topic with the youths and the type of questions to ask the youths to know if they have an understanding of the topic, coaches were allowed to ask questions concerning the life skill for more clarification. Three CAC drills selected were presented to pass on the social message on Self Respect. The social messages via the drills actually enhanced comprehension of the life skills topic of discussion. The Director of Operations thanked and congratulated all the coaches for their active participation and encouraged their consistent coming to the training adding that they should use this opportunity to make a difference in the lives of the youths they work with as well as bring positive change to their communities.
CameroonFDP coaches will begin practical work this Saturday at the Government Practicing School Field, after a successful three weeks coach’s clinic on the new curriculum and the new methodology. An individual step in character training is to put responsibility on the individual. Close to fifteen coaches, the management team and some youths will be present. Do not forget to visit our page for more updates on the program.
45 female players attended the last training session with experiential learning opportunities from our coaches after undergoing three weeks coaches’ clinic. The life skill topic was Accept responsibility; action orientate life skill topic beneficial to especially young girls who wish to become professionals and Role models.
The training was very special because it coincided with international day of peace with the theme ‘’building blocks for peace”. Peace is a daily, a weekly, a monthly process, gradually changing opinions, slowly eroding old barriers, quietly building new structures. The youths testify that peace brings unity, development, strength, togetherness and above all resolve conflict. The next girls training will take place on the 28th of September. Come back for more updates!
Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples. The Day’s theme for 2016 is “The Sustainable Development Goals: Building Blocks for Peace.” CameroonFDP Management team and coaches will run session with youths educating them on the importance of peace in their communities as development and peace are interdependent and mutually reinforcing. Watch out for more updates after our program today at Presbyterian School field, Kumba Cameroon
Contrary to consistent improvement in attendance rate, only 8 coaches were present in last week’s coaches’ clinic.
Though coaches found it very beneficial to take the responsibility and the duty of being good examples to youngsters instead of being wayward, it was more compelling they realized to challenge the youths and themselves to train hard, go to bed early, don’t drink alcohol, don’t take drugs. They saw the need for educating young people above all else as a take home message for last week’s coaches training, which was centered on the topic Accepting Responsibility.
Part two of the training focused on the practical application of methodology of session and game time with new warm ups and CAC drills on various ways to stop blaming yourself or the team and accept responsibility! Linking life skill topics and CameroonFDP methodology is gradually sinking in the minds of the coaches, and most of them were satisfied after the training.
As a young woman it’s important to get into the right mindset so that you can develop into the woman that you want to be. That is what CameroonFDP is impacting in young girls in Kumba via the female soccer training’s. The training started at 4pm, with the management staff, coaches and the girls, an opportunity for girls to be empowered through football, and since many new members were there for the first time, they discovered how to set their goals through the life skill topic and football drills an experiential opportunity for exposure and self-development. The next training will take place on the 21st of September, watch out for updates.
“The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.”
The coaches’ clinic in Mamfe was coordinated by Mr. Achuo Terence site manager with coaches of all six clubs present. CameroonFDP methodology was presented to the various coaches followed by questions and answer session, in addition to this, the calendar of the year was introduced and the coaches were very satisfied with the program. However the coaches agreed that the next training that will take place at the pitch they will involve their youths.
The training started at about 7:30 a.m. with an opening prayer from Ekoi Nenne who asked God to guide us through the training. This was followed by an opening word from the Director of Operations who thank the coaches for coming and urges them to take the training very seriously. The coaches then completed the necessary documentations. The Director emphasized on three key components of the training; Methodology; +7 session overview and +7 game time overview, mastery of content life skill lesson and implementation of session.
To instill in the coaches the values they will also pass to the youths, seven coaches were randomly selected to read the core values of CameroonFDP. The methodology of operation was later explained to the coaches, room was later given for questions for more clarification.
At the core of the training was the life skill topic setting goals; a thought provoking and proactive life skill topic to both the youths and leaders to teach them how to handle life and be successful as they set smart goals. Three CAC drills were also selected on setting goals to show the link on how sessions should be run. The coaches then did some practical sessions and evaluation was done by the facilitators of the training; staff members of the Organization.
After announcement on the next convocation, clear expectations, the Director gave a closing remark thanking the coaches for their active participation. In all there were twelve coaches attended the training but eleven completed the training. Group and individual photos were taken to keep memories of the event.
It all started with two persons “Justin Forzano and Peter Ngwane” who sat and came up with the positive initiative to change lives using football. Though it was paper work until 2010 when it became a reality, with a birth name; Cameroon Football Development Program, acronym (CFDP) with a three quarter green red and yellow ball logo. While the name has over the years metamorphosed to become; CameroonFDP the logo is very much the symbol of changing identity. The vision, though not as bold as it is today was able to bring together passionate and highly motivated cream of men and women to help make the vision and mission of Justin and Peter impactful. Many enthusiasts attended the countless capacity building trainings and community youth camps that were organized as part of program activities at take-off. However, many of the enthusiasts who pen their names at foundation didn’t stay that long to dream the dream except for the most dedicated and committed few who stayed to keep the dream alive. From nukes and crannies of the municipality of Kumba, were mobilized, Aminkeng Brian Nzefeh, Ashu Abunaw Takang, Akom Caroline, Ekoi Nenne, Ngoeh Lobe Wallace, Sumelong Etuki Killian, Dickson Diba, Kama Kinsley and much later Diony Collins. In spite of the mockery, denial, hard times they faced from people, communities they went to implement programs, the small office which they occupied all formed part of the humble and rocky start. The buy in with school base program became a tipping point of the organization and with it the community base replica was born and baptized the League. Strategies and plans have been worked out yearly, training and empowerment programs are continuously being carried out, vison and mission reshaped and today with the unique innovative approach to changing lives with the beautiful game, CameroonFDP is on the path to recognition and fame as a global leader in sport for social impact organization uniquely with its +7 values.
Though after five years the entire Cameroon is yet to be aware of the importance of the organization, its numerous strides adequately compensates for its substance. From the first ever Super Cup held in Bamenda many football fans and mostly youths, parents, teachers and even the common man are beginning to find happiness through the expression of the game. So much has changed in the organization ever since its’ humble beginning under the current dedication of the Management Team and volunteers.
Words cannot express my delights in belonging to this life changing experience with CameroonFDP. So much in “aspiration and fulfilment” 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