Saturday, 23 January 2016


An International NGO, The African Dream Network, better known by its acronym TADNEW headquartered in Bamenda, Cameroon is due to offer youths, a two day free training on self-development and job creation, within a context of rampaging unemployment on the African continent.

The workshop, billed for the St. Louis University of Biomedical Sciences Bamenda on 8th and 9th of February 2016 would be held under the theme “Entrepreneurship and job creation, required mechanisms for an emerging Cameroon.”

Organizers of the two day event said each individual must make meaning of celebrations like the youth day amongst others. “Youth week should not always be a time for eating, drinking and dancing.

It should rather be a moment for reflection on what contributions these youths can make towards building their nation.  I expect all the youths to turn out massively and benefit from this workshop given that it’s free of charge and because we understand the reality young people face in this country and the continent,” said the Executive Director and Founder of The African Dream Network, Awa Micah Cho a.ka. Awa Mic .He added that there was the need to supplement government action.

“The recent struggle by governments to recover from drowning economies and worsening unemployment rates is a call for alternative solutions. To win the war on economic recession and unemployment, the battle should not be left only for the government . 

A bilateral approach is required involving the civil society actors and inspired individuals. That is just what we are doing through such workshops,” explained Awa Mic, who is also a young emerging Cameroonian and African journalist.

Founded in 2009 The African Dream Network apart from organizing workshops on capacity building, entrepreneurship, job creation, self-empowerment and employment has also offered scholarships to hardworking youths.

“I am an orphan who has been struggling to care for myself all alone. I almost abandoned school. The scholarship I received from The African Dream Network enabled me to continue my studies at Optimistic Business School, Bamenda. I wish this initiative be encouraged,” confessed one of the beneficiaries Ndicha Donald Wango.

“When I came across The African Dream Network I was not hesitant to apply for a scholarship which was granted me same day I applied. I have been attending free capacity building workshops and programmes and have learnt a lot for a very short time. We speak out about the difficulties youths face and we get the required encouragement,” added Lisa Gije Kevine another beneficiary.

The efforts of TADNEW in empowering youths have been acknowledged by the American Embassy in Yaoundé.

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