Commonwealth Training Workshop: Empowering Youths On Respectful, Inclusive Aspects

The three-day workshop which started yesterday aims at improving mutual understanding and respect for diversity and promotion of social cohesion amongst youths.

Within the framework of Cameroon’s cooperation with the Commonwealth, some youths aged 15-29 from all ten regions of the country are being trained in a workshop designed to empower young people across the Gentleman’s Club. Dubbed “Faith in the Commonwealth” Youth Training of Trainers Workshop, participants will benefit from innovative training on global citizenship education and key skills to promote peace, development and respect for diversity as well as social cohesion. The Minister Delegate to the Minister of External Relations in charge of Cooperation with the Commonwealth, Felix Mbayu, presided at the opening ceremony on Tuesday November 27, 2018 in the presence of the Deputy Director of Countering Violent Extremism Unit of the Commonwealth, Anna Sherburn. He noted in his opening remarks that the actions of the Commonwealth to impact knowledge and skills in the youths tie with the vision and efforts of the Head of State for the younger population. Minister Mbayu said at a time when the political landscape of the country is facing some challenges of living together, efforts of unity and social cohesion are most welcome. “Cameroon is a melting point of different cultures. With the Commonwealth promoting shared values of tolerance, mutual understanding/respect and the rule of law, the training will therefore help develop and inter-faith and inter-cultural tolerance approach towards each other and harness harmonious living together,” he stated. For Anna Sherburn, their objective (The Commonwealth) is building networks and empowering youths on seeking common understanding to differences while alleviating poverty by encouraging entrepreneur ship. The forum which ends on November 30, 2018 will enable Cameroon have 30 Commonwealth Certified Youth Trainers provided with the resources to deliver peerbased training workshops. After Kenya, Trinidad and Tobago, and Bangladesh, Cameroon is the fourth country to host the prestigious workshop. Ensuring



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