Initiative Update

Equipping myself with more skills mean more deaf and Vulnerable girls and women will be economically empowered

Regina Afanwi Young
Posted October 31, 2020 from Cameroon

I have definitely been going through a series of challenges lately. My husband has been in Jail for  close to 3 months relations to the sociopolitical crisis, My second son is very sick, has not been able to resume high school, and its at home now with me. In addition my first son is autistic, I live in a region that is currently affected by sociopolitical crisis, I run an NGo for disadvantage girls and women, and then above all, I have to play the role of both parents. But all the above has not suppressed my desire to empower women. In fact I am willing to sacrifice my time and resources however small  and at any given opportunity to gain skills that will empower these girls and women economically. 

I was privileged to attend a two days intensive training work shop on economic empowerment of women and girls as a response strategy to Covid19 and Gender based violence in the North West Region organized by UNDP and UN Women. We were taught on soap  and hand sanitisers production. I will in return be teaching these skills to 10 deaf and Vulnerable girls and women. In addition to that we will be training them on how to sell these products online so they could have a wider market. I plan to focus on facebook and WhatsApp so they have a mastery of these tools.

It is estimated that 80 persons will benefit from this initiative because these girls have a household of averagely eight persons.




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Oct 31, 2020
Oct 31, 2020

Hi Regina,
Good job! Well-done! It takes a heart of gold like yours to leave your own challenges to face those of others. Thank you for empowering more women and girls, shining your light so brightly.

Hope you are taking care of your own self too? Our prayers for the entire family. May we all receive His mercies-amen.

We're all here to support you, remember?

Love and hugs,

Nini Mappo
Nov 02, 2020
Nov 02, 2020

Hello Regina,
I am sorry to hear that your troubles are still unbated. It is indeed a challenge to comfort children who are looking for and waiting for their father indefinitely. May the God of comfort give you fortitude.
My prayers for your family and for heavenly justice for your husband. Good on you for rallying beyond your challenges to learn so that you can benefit others. God bless you sis, and give you strength and peace beyond understanding.
Much love :)

Jill Langhus
Nov 02, 2020
Nov 02, 2020

Hello, Dear, Regina,

Like EJ said, you have a heart of gold. Hang in there, Love. Better days to come:-) XX

Nov 03, 2020
Nov 03, 2020

Dear Regina,
Thank you so much for sharing this information. So good to know that you are willing to transfer the skills and knowledge to other women and girls. Its so so important.
I am so sorry for your family crisis. I hope and pray that there will be positive changes and progress. My best wishes to you and i know your mission will be beneficial to so many vulnerable women and girls. Kindly do update your good work and let us know how can we be support in your campaign.
love and regards, anjana

Nov 05, 2020
Nov 05, 2020

You have a heart of gold my dear sis Regina! Despites all odds, you stood to conquer! You put your personal issue aside and you emphasized on acquisition/empowerment program which the deaf women will benefit from. That's pretty awesome. Yo must learn a sign language to communicates and train them on how to use digital tools.
That blood that speaketh good things for Abel, shall intercede and intervene in your situation to heal your son and set your husband free. I pray for divinely healing for your son and total freedom for your husband! Amen!
Uche Lin

Karen QuiƱones-Axalan
Nov 20, 2020
Nov 20, 2020

Hello, Amazon sister Regina,

I just want to hug you for doing all you need to do and still doing what you are passionate to do. You are an inspiration. Please stay strong. Your light shines so bright! I love you, dear. Keep it up, but rest well, too. :) Hugs to my children who are born through you, especially to the adorable Therese.