The recruitment of youths outside of school activities and the implementation of bi weekly football base programs in the communities we work with, has greatly improved the relationship between the organization and community stakeholders. Seen as more than just a football organization, CameroonFDP approach in using basic life skills and football drills in a well structured curriculum as a practical approach in changing the lives of the youths has finally gotten community buy-in. The impact so far has created a network for exchange of ideas and feedback between staff, the youth and the parents of the youth participants. As part of youth leadership development, the initiation of the youth governance council is actually a welcome initiative. The existence of a well structured curriculum, a functional youth governance council, the training of trainers and the ongoing league in all four communities, is effectively fulfill our mission in empowering communities and changing lives. Equally, several community service projects carried out by the youths through the youth governance council our youths, has helped a great deal to solidify community partnerships.
Community Partnership Strengthened