My time at BWC and Cameroon in general has had its challenges and rewards. Lack of clear communication has been the cause of many frustrations, but the important thing is that we genuinely care for one another. With practice, I hope we can improve our listening skills and better express ourselves.
Some of the things I’ve really enjoyed at BWC are the 2011 “Together for A Better World” International Sumer Work Camp, receiving visitors from various backgrounds, and making friends with the fantastic members and volunteers of the BWC team. Having three branch offices in three very different regions- Centre, North West, and Far North- can be difficult at times, but most of the difficult things in life are worth pursuing. So with one shared vision of seeing children, youth, and women as educated, empowered, happy, and healthy members of society, we’re providing nonformal education to produce positive outcomes.
Some of the things we’re doing are empowering the girl child to be educated in the Far North, teaching biodiversity conservation in the Center, and providing care for orphans and disabled children in the North West, I’ve chosen to use diagrams and images to illustrate our one year action plan, since our brains are wired more for visuals; also, it’s more encouraging to see our activities and expected results depicted in pictures.
I am leaving Cameroon on a good note and hope to maintain the connection with BWC. “We are together.” All the best for our success in our professional and private endeavors; we’re moving onwards and upwards!