2 days before evacuation, children of the Ex-CTE Workers (mostly under 35 years) for the first time publicly gathered at the Labour Office and National Security here in Buea and organized an all-night empathetic candlelight vigil to relief [distract]their parents, the Ex-CTE Workers from the suffering depression and emotional distress brought to them by the Cameroon government.
Recollects one of the children statement: “Each day, I head for the Labour office, hoping to hear my mother tells me it is over! Finally, let’s go home today together. Instead she says: my daughter, we are still waiting on the government to make a statement. Since September 12th till today March 3rd, it remains the same story. Nothing has change. And just like my friends whose parents are also here, we got tired of waiting and hearing the same story all the time. So, today– we decided to come and stay with our parents. sleep on the same bare floor”. Emelda Aka, daughter to an Ex-CTE Worker.
Link to Video : CTE Workers Candle Lighting with Children<a href ="http://zofem.blogspot.com/2012/03/cte-workers-night-gathering-with.html">2 Days to Evacuation</a>