The Cameroon Youths and Students Forum for Peace (CAMYOSFOP) is an NGO founded on non – partisan and non – profit making. It came into existence as a result of the decaying nature of our moral and traditional values. Its mission is working towards the restoration of these values from the base i.e. formally and informally. This education is based on ethics and sound values and integrity of: youth development, human rights and conflict resolution as prerequisite to a culture of peace.
Created in 1999 by NGALIM Eugine Nyuydine, alongside some other young Cameroonians, the organization was officially legalised on October 10, 2001 with registration No 00674/RDA/J06/BAPP.
- Youth development
- Amicable resolution of conflicts in fora.
- Publication of a quarterly magazine’ The Voice of Peace’, Human Rights Newsletters and online newsletters
- Video documentaries
- Use of the Social media
Objectives of CAMYOSFOP:
- Educate youths, students and the public in general on their moral and traditional values and ways of resolving differences, in a bid to restore a culture of peace.
- Foster peace, justice and progress through social interaction and communication among youths, students and the public in general.
- Initiate amicable fora for resolution of differences.
- Play a leading role in enhancing youth policies and development.
- Work relentlessly in liaising with institutions of the same calibre.
- Work in collaboration with Traditional Rulers, Religious Leaders, and Ministries involved with youth issues.
Activities of CAMYOSFOP:
- Public lectures, talks, seminars and educative programs to youths and students on a culture of peace.
- Publication of a newsletter and a magazine and the use of the public media, with programs on the culture of peace, particularly on Human Rights and Freedom and Conflict Resolution.
- Organisation of cultural events.
- Developing policy documents for lobbying and advocacy.
- Creation of peace clubs in schools and colleges.
- Active participation in seminars and other activities organised by partner organizations.
- Peace Education (Human rights, citizenship, and moral education).
- Developing policy papers for advocacy purposes on youth issues.
- Researching and campaigning against the illicit proliferation and misuse of small arms, war toys, fire crackers and violent films.
- Promoting exemplary national figures
- Promoting the achievement of international agendas such as: MDGs, UN SG Campaign on VAWGs, the HeForShe Gender Equality Campaign, the Post 2015 Development Agenda, the Financing for Development Agenda etc.
- Promoting Pan Africanism through the African Youth Charter, and also partnering with the African Youth Forum for Peace (AYFP), the Pan African Youth Union (PYU), other Pan African Youth Movements and the Africa Union Agenda 2063.
- Volunteering and Youth Exchange programmes
- Mobilising the youth on environmental protection and the climate change debate.