Initiative Update

Advocacy phase of the digital action campaign

Sally maforchi Mboumien
Posted October 30, 2017 from Cameroon
Training in Mankwi

My dear followers thank you for the support. Our October outreach program to rural communities to work with rural girls registered a huge success.

Aim: Reach out to adolescent girls in 8 rural communities to educate and empower them with knowledge of their sexuality (rights and responsibility) as well as teach them an economic empowerment skill antiseptic soap bar production

Areas visited: Bafut Subdivision: Mankwi and Njemiya. Bali Subdivision: Kuntadtsi, Bossa and Mantum. Widikum Subdivision: Ekoh and Emou

Successes: 247 Women and girls had a 6 hours discussion on women and girls' sexual and reproductive rights. They equally learned antiseptic soap production. Other community members especially local authorities were sensitised on these rights.

Challenges: All the communities visited asked for follow up sessions on these issues. Many young people were interested in the soap production but lacked start up capital. We realised most communities lacked facilities that enhance women's and girl's sexual and reproductive rights. Many of the young girls are into early marriages or motherhood.

How many people have you impacted since your last update?

300

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maeann
Oct 30, 2017
Oct 30, 2017

Hi Sally,

I hope you will be able to find a sponsor to support the challenges you have identified during the campaign.  You are doing well and your team :)

Sally maforchi Mboumien
Oct 30, 2017
Oct 30, 2017

Thank you Maeann for the encouragement. I hope I find sponsors soon because there's a lot to be done

Lucy Aoko
Oct 30, 2017
Oct 30, 2017

Hi,

Am marveled by the work you do, if one voice can reach 300 girls then surely nothing can ever be impossible. The work your doing is great and keep up the spirit. "Nothing for us without us"  with your voice, you can impact the world even more.

Sally maforchi Mboumien
Oct 30, 2017
Oct 30, 2017

Yes my sister we must fight and work hard for the change we want in our community for any contribution to better a community is worth it

Jill Langhus
Oct 31, 2017
Oct 31, 2017

Hi there hon:-) How are you doing? Thanks for your update on your progress. Have you thought about doing a fundraiser either locally or gofundme to get the soap supplies to make the soap? It could be a way to at least get started.

Anita Kiddu Muhanguzi
Oct 31, 2017
Oct 31, 2017

Well done sis

You are truly making us very proud. Continue with the lovely work.

Nyapaul
Nov 27, 2017
Nov 27, 2017

Hello my sister how are you doing . Thanks for a wonderful job. In deed work without follow-up is tricky just as the saying goes failure to plan is planning to fail. I encourage you to press on and have clear strategies that would see the realization of your dream. All the best with lots of Love