CERAC Concerts With Youths

Sensitisation on the consequences of drug abuse, cyber criminality and diseases such as HIV/AIDS and hepatitis were some of the topics the youths were schooled on.

As part of activities to commemorate the 53rd edition of the National Youth Day in Cameroon, the Circle of Friends of Cameroon (CERAC) has organised educational talks with youths at the Protestant University of Central Africa in Yaounde. The two-day event which started on February 6 and ended yesterday February 7, 2019 equally witnessed youths voluntarily donating their blood to be stored in hospitals for the purpose of saving lives.

Different speakers from within CERAC, the General Delegation of National Security (DGNS), and the National Agency for Information and Communication Technologies (ANTIC), educated the youths on consequences of spreading false information by highlighting some provisions of the law.

Questionnaires were dished out to the youths to get their knowledge level on symptoms of HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, national integration, bilingualism and the activities of the First Lady of Cameroon, Chantal Biya, as well as her humanitarian organisation. The Secretary General of CERAC, Aïssa Motaze who sensitised students from some colleges warned them on the dangers of fake news, advantages of being regularly screened for HIV/AIDS and other related diseases. She noted that the respective educational talks are a modest contribution of CERAC to the commemoration of the 53rd edition of the Youth Day in Cameroon. While encouraging the youths to be blood donors, Aïssa Motaze said blood is life and no one should remain indifferent should you be in a position to help people in need.”

On her part, the Deputy National Coordinator of CERAC, Marthe Bonde, who talked with university students while encouraging them to take educational activities serious given that it is the base of their future, presented some of the dangers of drug abuse. While the expert from ANTIC gave a lecture on cyber criminality and social media risk, Thomas Assiga from DGNS presented what legal dispositions say should one be found wanting for having committed a cyber crime. CERAC members offered gifts to the students comprising text books, didactic materials and computers with the objective of promoting and facilitating adaption to ICTs.

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