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Mbotiji

Mbotiji

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I developed much hatred and fear towards boys when I was raped at an early age in my life .This was during the final year of my primary education. My father employed a teacher to assist me prepare effectively for my entrance exams into secondary school. On the eve of the examination, the boy insisted that we should go to his house so that we can use his black board which he said was bigger than ours. When we got there, after few minutes of revision, a heavy downpour …

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I have observed carefully a situation which is responsible for the high rate of teenage pregnancy in my community. I find most young girls as young as 15 with children on their back. What happened , are they married? Of course not. They are victims of rape the quarter head told me. After some careful studies on their daily lifestyles, I realized that certain factors account for this social ill.

In the first place, indecent dressing alone is enough to fuel sexual abuse or harassment from the opposite sex …

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Since its usually the guy that approaches a lady for a friendship, the assumption is that he will have to be the one to fully take care of the girls every need. A love relationship is suppose to be 50 -50 and the love should be reciprocal. A mistake most young lovers make is over loving one person which results in the other partner to take advantage, exploit and have an upper hand in the relationship when it comes to decision making. Do you want to make a good …

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Stigma and discrimination related to HIV/AIDS are almost as old as the pandemic itself and regrettably, it often exists in health care settings. Discrimination against people living with HIV results in poor quality of care for those who are infected or suspected of being infected , frightens away potential clients in need of care and undermines effective HIV prevention efforts by limiting individuals’ access to and use of health care services. Access to lifesaving services will depend on the degree to which health facilities will welcome and respect the …

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Recently at the conference hall of the ministry of youth and civic education in Yaoundé –Cameroon, some 200youths from the cities of Yaoundé, Bafoussam, Buea and Kumba received AWARDS of bronze, silver and gold accompanied with a certificate of service as a result of their efforts, works and commitment in their communities and schools under the Duke of Edinburgh Award program Cameroon. This ceremony was organized by the National Award Authority and the ministry of youth and civic education in Cameroon. The national Award Director Mr. Ayuketta Oswald Tambe …

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The Unicef-MTV project called “SHUGA” Radio has  the Cameroonian media by storm and has created  alot of impact   . This program that has as objective to use the media especially the radio to sensitize youths about the HIV pandemic has witness an increase of youths going for Voluntary counseling and testing services and striving to live healthily . The SHUGA  radio has 12 episodes and 2 magazine programs , where in each episode  revolves on the  love, sex and money themes. After each episode airs over the radio, …

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"SHUGA" Radio is an initiative of MTV NETWORKS INTERNATIONAL and UNICEF in collaboration with HIV FREE GENERATION, PEPFAR’s and QUESTION MEDIA GROUP. This programme involves six countries namely Cameroon, Lesotho, South Africa, DRC Congo, Kenya and Tanzania. The aim of the "SHUGA" radio is to empower young people across Africa with media skills which they will use to mitigate the spread of HIV/AIDS in their communities. The term "SHUGA" addresses themes on love, sex and money. It is a radio drama series which consists of twelve episodes and two …

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 young people in Bamenda -Cameroon recently had a two day training on Behavior change   initiated by one of the volunteers of Youth Outreach Programme Cameroon:  Eric Mbotiji and was funded by the Waisenkinderhilfe  NGO based in Frankfurt Germany in collaboration with Youth Outreach Program Cameroon(YOP).

The main objective of this training was to empower 15 young people (aged 15-24) with skills needed to make informed decisions which will enable them to adopt positive behaviors and live healthily lives.

The training topics included amongst others Life skills (Bridge Model), Types …

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 Cameroon with an HIV prevalence of 5.1% amongst the general population is one of the 22 countries with the highest HIV prevalence in the World. The young people aged 15and above, constitute about 46% of all new infections and the young women are at the highest risk of infection among their peers. Young women aged 15-24 years are 2.5 times as likely to be infected with HIV as compared to their male peers.
Factors Driving the Epidemic amongst Young People

• Early sexual debut: In Cameroon the average age …

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 When i returned from a training workshop which took place in Nairobi –Kenya from the 5th to
the 9th of January 2012 christened “SHUGA RADIO Training” organized by UNICEF in
partnership with MTV NETWORKS, QUESTION MEDIA GROUPS, PEPFAR’S HIV FREE
GENERATION Kenya, had as objectives to create HIV awareness across Africa and enable
participants to use the Media to mitigate the spread of HIV.

As a youth activist in Cameroon who is concerned about reproductive health issues, I met an
 American peace Corps Volunteer; Kelly Bojan in Bamenda and …

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In a rural community in the North West Region of Cameroon, many youths are highly sexually active and the rate of HIV prevalence is very alarming. In this rural community, teenage love relationships are defined and expressed by having sex. In this case, the demand for condoms is very high but it is a great taboo for young people to have sex or bear children before marriage, as the customs and traditions demands. One time, it happened that condoms completely ran out of supply and these youngsters who could …