EPDA Cameroon

Youth Action for Peace Promotion

Limbe, Cameroon show on map

Non-profit | EPDA Cameroon

YAPP uses a participatory approach of learning by games bundled into peace education workshops. It targets Cameroonian schools & traditional councils.

The purpose of the Youth Action for Peace Promotion (YAPP) is to create public awareness surrounding rape, child-based violence, torture, bullying, violence against women, kidnap, ethnic/inter-tribal conflicts, marginalization and other forms of violence that are prevailing in the Cameroonian society. We hope that by creating public awareness through participatory and holistic approaches that allow children and youth to learn through games can completely transform our society into a more peaceful one. We think that in the rural areas, many forms of conflicts exist and there are traditional ways to resolve conflicts. Nonetheless, traditional councilors involved in conflict resolutions require multi-faceted skills and knowledge for better community-based conflict management. With the many reports of extremist group (Boko Haram) attacks on Cameroonians, the task of reaching out to the population about a culture of non-violence is really very challenging. We cannot do it by depending on the staff capacity of EPDA Cameroon. It is for this reason that we need committed volunteers who also have the necessary skills, knowledge and interest in peace education and conflict management to address multiple conflict issues amongst youth and adults in both semi-urban and rural settings. Volunteers shall work with our staff team in creating a valued impact of peace and inter-cultural exchanges.  2013, a student was stabbed to death in Cameroon. Volunteers with EPDA Cameroon usually add their voices and input to the work of peace education. In time of violence, conflicts and/or war, children cease attending school due to fear of the unknown.  Wars and violent conflicts cause a lot of destruction to our environment, the people, animals and the general atmosphere. Volunteers on the YAPP shall participate in building fundraising proposals, facilitate peace education workshops, write reports, take pictures and videos of peace activities and write blogs, publish peace work, improve capacity of traditional councils in conflict resolution, conduct team building, and follow-up strengthen our Break for Peace Crew.

Free-time activities

Volunteers have a wide variety of things to do as after work. However, we will provide sometime (one - three weeks) for volunteers to visit the beautiful places around Cameroon. such as the beautiful palaces of the prominent Chiefs (Nso, Bafut, Bali etc) in the West and North West Regions with rich cultures and traditions, visit the rainforest (Korup National Park), Zoos and Gardens (Limbe Botanic Garden, Limbe Wildlife Center, Savannah Botanic Gardens, Mvog Betsi Zoo), Mount Cameroon, Menchum Falls Prescraft shops with artifacts, beautiful grassland galleries, etc. However, these visits are better planned in office for security reasons.

Swimming
Diving/Snorkling
Climbing
Sports

Program Requirements

In order to join the program you need to be at least 21 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (intermediate level) and French (basic level)
Education Requirements
Various at University level
Required Documents
Criminal background check and the health statusCV and health document
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Computer programming, video editing, writing blogs, writing reports, updating websites and publishing articles, writing radio releases, potting plants, and planting trees..
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 09:00 - 17:00

Suitable for

Singles
Couples
Groups

Included Services

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All program fees are charged directly by EPDA Cameroon.

Before your journey

Profound consulting and ongoing support (free)
EPDA Cameroon (your host organization) provides consulting and is keen to answer all your questions. Once you reserved your spot, you will receive the contact details of your volunteer project.
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On-site services

Services by EPDA Cameroon

Internet organization overhead (preparation of invitation letters and other charges) Accommodation Airport pickup and drop off Local transport expenses to and from project activities.

Airport Pickup at Douala Airport

Volunteer will be picked up from and dropped off at the Douala International Airport

Accommodation

We provide varying accommodation types and locations. Accommodation options are in most cases secured with iron gates and concrete fence. The volunteer will share living room with others, shared toilet, shared kitchen/veranda/balcony but with separate bed rooms. Accommodation is equipped with furniture. Accommodation fees includes electricity (not exceeding $30. Additional electricity consumption is covered by the volunteer(s) living in the apartment), water, cooking gas and changing of bedding.

Guest Family
Internet Access
Good access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees. Food, snacks or beverages are at extra costs.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Douala Airport (DLA) in Douala. We assist you to find cheap flights to Cameroon.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Cameroon provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Cameroon you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Cameroon.
Costs (Prices in USD)
10 weeks (min. stay)
$1,780.00
11 weeks
$1,876.00
12 weeks
$1,972.00
13 weeks
$2,067.00
17 weeks
$2,451.00
25 weeks
$3,217.00
48 weeks (max. stay)
$5,420.00
Average fees
$145.00/week

You can volunteer at the project site in Limbe/Cameroon between 10 weeks and 48 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. EPDA Cameroon will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Crowdfunding Service
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Cameroon.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with EPDA Cameroon during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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