AYDA Vocational Centre - Cameroon

AYDA proposed to build the first vocational training centre in Cameroon specifically for teenage orphans and vulnerable street teens. The aim is to promote independence and sustainability in today’s youth society in a supportive, positive and stimulating environment. The intended AYDA Vocational Centre in Cameroon will be the first African model centre for tackling grassroots poverty among vulnerable and teenage orphans to address the root causes as well as the impact, symptoms and manifestation of poverty.

The centre will accommodate vulnerable young people and will provide practical skills and knowledge through accredited portfolio building training courses aiming to tackle grassroots poverty.

AYDA proposes to build a pilot vocational training centre for the vulnerable teenagers, orphans and street young people in Cameroon. The programmes will offer the young people a chance of growing up in a supportive, positive and stimulating environment. The pilot scheme aims to tackle grassroots poverty and to build capacity to prevent poverty among vulnerable teenagers. To meet each individual young person short-term and long-term education needs.

Again, AYDA centre intend to reach out to many vulnerable and teenage orphans during this first phase of the project. AYDA centre will use a simple and straight forward questionnaire to establish some useful statistic about the target group for further intervention.

Progress

AYDA has acquired six hectares of land by His Majesty Tayo Marcel II, The King of Bangou, Republic of Cameroon. The site plan is done; architectural work (building plans) completed. We are seeking partners to share in our vision and mission to delivery this first African model centre for tacking grassroots poverty among vulnerable and teenage orphans.

At international level AYDA centre proposes to start a pilot vocational training Centre for the teenage orphans and vulnerable young people in Cameroon. The Centre will offer young people, especially orphans a chance to grow up in a supportive, positive and stimulating environment. The pilot project aims also to tackle grassroots poverty and to build capacity to prevent poverty among teenage orphans. Being a pilot project, it will start in Cameroon it is the charity intention to extend it to other Sub-Saharan African countries with many orphans and vulnerable street children.

Project Goals

Training programmes in the Vocational Centre will be users-led through individual training needs analysis. Rehabilitation session will be provided and for each young person,

individual short-term and long-term programmes will be set up to achieve outcomes. The Vocational Centre will network with orphanage and street centres/organisations in the country to provide capacity building and various safeguarding training. As part of AYDA’s organisational development, AYDA provide various accredited training with awarding organisations to support young people that are more likely to face barriers to education, training and employment in the UK.

The primary goal of our project is to provide literacy and marketable vocational training to the marginalised and underprivileged vulnerable young people in Cameroon giving them an opportunity to enhance their lives towards a more promising future by making them economically independent. The idea is to empower these young people using our UK model which is already proving successfully.

The Timeline

2011

• Setting the Brief
• Researching the Needs
• Land Donated by the King of Bangou

2012

• First Design Proposal
• Involvement of Bangou Community

2013

• Second Design Proposal
• First Contact with Lon¬don Metropolitan Univer¬sity

2014

• Final Design Proposal
• Presentation at High Commission of Cameroon in London
• Involvement of OXAID

2015

• Travel to Cameroon for Official Meetings with Governmental Powers
• Further Contacts with London Universities/sponsors

2016 .

• Setting agreements with Cameroon Government

• Future funding contracts and grants from sponsors
• Building work programmes

 

Sponsors

  • African Bank for development (ADB)
  • Afriland First Bank
  • International Finance Cooperation (IFC)
  • Cameroon Government
  • Comic Relief – UK
  • Bond International - UK
  • Advocate for African Development (A4E)