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The CAMEROON ASSOCIATION OF ACTIVE YOUTHS (CAMAAY) is a community empowerment organisation. It is managed by a democratically elected officials and youths, with the support of elders and other stakeholders. Its organisational structure is made up of; a general assembly, executive board members, board of advisers and members.

CAMAAY started as a self help group  when members gathered a few resources  and  organised free remedial catch up classes for some underprivileged and vulnerable children and youths in Bafoussam, western region of Cameroon.

With the advent of globalisation and the need for youth participation in community matters and from calls from some parents and community members, the organisation decided to expand its activities and was registered as a not-for- profit under Cameroon law in august 2005.

Our Mission

The mission of the Association is to foster children, youths and women’s civic, social and intellectual development and promote community engagement and development. Identify the positive aspects of their communities as well as identify the problems that their communities face and collectively create innovative approaches and solutions to bring about changes. We also see  that children and young people regardless of gender, sex, background, religion, colour, mental or physical disability, need to be accepted and live without fear of discrimination in responsibilities and decisions with adults.

Our Vision

We hope for a society where all vulnerable, marginalized and deprived children and youths live to their full potentials and their rights and aspirations are fulfilled.

Our Core Values

  • Expression of the humanitarian obligations to exercise charity and to promote social justice.
  • Development as an empowerment process focusing on people’s participation and the creation of autonomous groups and individuals.
  • Commitment to non-authoritarian structures and to democratic decision making processes within the organization.
  • Work to eliminate rural poverty by providing direct assistance of any nature to community stakeholders.
  • Youth and children participation as a prerequisite for sustainable development.

Our Goal

The goal of the association is to build a spirit of participation in self and community development within the rural populations in North West region in particular and Cameroon in general.

We hope you’ll journey with us in helping improve the lives of women and youth in Cameroon.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. esther ortiz vázquez permalink
    August 13, 2011 8:12 am

    I have known you through Sparked. com, the volunteering website, so,.. I wonder what can I do for you from my house and my computer. I´m a spanish journalist, focused on culture topics and I´m specialized in the design of cultural projects where children and books are involved. Tell me .. what can I do for you??. It would be a pleassure to help you.

    Regards from Madrid

  2. August 20, 2011 3:22 am

    I can post and raise funds for the youth of Cameroon. Start off with fundraising recycling cell phones for funds, this is one of the quickest ways to gain funds. When I promote my office support business, 20% of my proceeds can go towards this organization.

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