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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 …