Team leader, Fonkem Brenda, explaining some issues on the training to some trainees, as co-leader (extreme left) also looks on.

Fonkem Brenda, Obasi Marinus – Training on Tools for Less Privileged Youths

Training on ICT Tools for Less-Privileged Youths is a vocational training initiative, which is the brainwork of FAPS Development, a non-governmental organization in Buea, Southwest, Cameroon. Led by the Executive Director, Fonkem Brenda, the project aims at addressing the limitation that the less-privileged youths have in ICT and the difficulty they face in enrolling into the University, and in carrying out independent research work due to lack of computer knowledge. This project will give many of these less-privileged youths the opportunity to have low-cost and affordable ICT training that will make their University experience stress-free.

This project was inspired by the personal experiences of Fonkem Brenda and other team members, as well as other students’ experiences in the University. Many students, especially the less-privileged, have had to narrate their ordeals at various forums where the team leaders were present. These experiences all point to one thing: the need for affordable ICT training. With funding from this grant, Fonkem Brenda and her team will be able to set-up and run a small-scale training facility for the target beneficiaries and so put smiles on their faces as they engage in university studies.