Staff Retreat: CAMYOSFOP Sets Stage for Growth

Reflection:

You will never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine” Amaa Francsica quotes John. C. Maxwell

From 08th to 10th July, 2021 the Cameroon Youths and Students Forum for Peace (CAMYOSFOP) organized a three day staff retreat in Limbe, Cameroon to reflect and discuss practical steps toward the organization’s sustainability under a theme: “Capitalizing on current organizational strengths for effective delivery, growth and leadership.”

The Executive Director, Ngalim Eugine in his welcome address encouraged all to reflect, relax, and brainstorm on the sustainable growth of the organization. He further emphasized on the importance of the theme of this year’s staff retreat which according to him should be a push factor for the effective implementation of activities.

As part of CAMYOSFOP’s activity, this retreat aimed at evaluating staff performance with regards to achieving set goals and objectives for improved growth. CAMYOSFOP each year organizes a staff retreat where staff members evaluate their performances, reflect and discuss on perspectives for improved staff development.

Impressions from staff members attending the retreat for the first time

William Demosthene had this to say “I have been able to build my competence. The activities of CAMYOSFOP are mind blowing and inspire me to think out of the box. This retreat is a push factor for me to do more. Further, I appreciate the competence of the staff as well”

According to Ruth Mbijogoh, “I appreciate the staff of CAMYOSFOP and the fact that since I started my internship I have been involved in all the process and activities of the organization. This is a learning process for me and I am grateful. Thank you CAMYOSFOP”

Thematic

The retreat focused on the following thematic:

  • Reflection
  • Expectations and commitments
  • Inspirational talks on transforming dreams to realities
  • Outcome of Board Members Meeting
  • Presentation of CAMYOSFOP UN quadrennial report
  • 2021 draft activity report
  • CAMYOSFOP strategic action plan 2021-2023
  • Report writing
  • SWOT Analysis
  • Resource mobilization and project management
  • Project implementation(adopt a work plan)
  • Sustainability of programmes (clubs and campaigns)
  • CAMYOSFOP media landscape (media visibility, newsletters)
  • Brainstorm on CAMYOSFOP anniversary
  • etc

The staff benefited from one of the facilitators, Director of LUKMEF, Christian TANYI as he elaborated on resource mobilization and project management as a way to engage sustainable partners.

CAMYOSFOP is a non-governmental organization created in 1999 with the objective to educate youths on their moral and traditional values based on youth development, human rights, policy papers for advocacy on youth development, promoting the achievement of international agendas like the UN secretary General campaign on violence against women and girls, campaigning against the illicit proliferation of Small Arms and Light Weapons, Africa Youth Charter, Africa Union Agenda 2063 in Cameroon.

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