Bazil Tume

Tantoh Bazil Tume – Improving Livelihoods For Underprivileged Youths in Bamenda through Sustainable Organic Mushroom Cultivation

Date grant awarded: 10/17/2017

Tantoh Bazil Tume’s project will be executed in Nkwen in the metropolitan city of Bamenda, Cameroon. This project is aimed at curbing the high rate of youth unemployment and its related ills by providing life skills training to vulnerable youths in mushroom production as a sustainable means of improving income levels and boosting the nutrition of community members.

Twenty five vulnerable, poor youths involved in deviant activities in the slums of Bamenda will be trained and supported to begin a group farm to sustain their livelihoods. They will undergo a three-month intensive training and will be able to demonstrate on their own group farm at the end of the project. The training is well designed to suit their needs as agripreneurs after the project period, as they will be trained on basic entrepreneurial skills like social marketing, simple book keeping, accessing finance and management of businesses.