Monday, August 1, 2022

Bootcamp-Youth Connekt Initiative produces 70 young entrepreneurs



Over 70 young persons have taken part in a training on project maturation and have earned for themselves entrepreneurial skills that will boost their talent in the job market.

The Minister of Youth affairs and Civic Education Mounouna Foutsou chaired on July 28 in the city of Ngaoundéré, chaired the close the training capacity reinforcement of young people in Adamawa, North and the Far North, organized within the framework of the Joint Government-UN Program Youth Connekt Cameroon.

This ceremony took place at the Grand Château hotel in Adamawa region, Gilbert Ewehmeh, Managing Director of YES CAMEROON indicated that 70 young entrepreneurs attended this capacity building seminar. 

They were edified on how to structure a business, how to seek financing or how to move from the prototype to the finished product… and thanked MINJEC and UNDP for this opportunity given to them to impact young people.

The Regional President of the National Youth Council of Cameroon (CNJC) for the Adamawa Region welcomed the Minister and his delegation, indicating that the holding of this Bootcamp will allow the youth to self-employ and employ other young people. 

Cameroon National Youth President Fadimatou Iyawa Ousmanou explained that the Youth Connekt Cameroon initiative in its Bootcamp component is positioned as a tool for connecting young entrepreneurs to the world of employment by offering them solutions for the maturation of their projects. 

After the presentation of the certificates to the participants of the Bootcamp, the Deputy Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), will specify that her Organization supports the young people both materially and financially.


The signing of a partnership agreement between the Ministry of Youth affairs and Civic Education, represented here by Minister Mounouna and the Better World By AFRICA FOUNDATION Association, represented by its President Doudou Béatrice who is also Ambassador of Youth Connekt Cameroon. 

This agreement relates to the socio-economic integration of young people within the framework of the implementation of the Joint Government-UN Program Youth Connnekt Cameroon in the Far North Region.

The Youth affairs m expressed satisfaction; “Finally, to come back to this Bootcamp, which is the second in a series of four, it should be said that it is part of the Youth Connekt Program officially launched on December 9, 2019 under the Very High Patronage of Chief of the State, HE Paul Biya. As a new offer from Public authorities in favor of the youth, the Youth Connekt is part of the Three-Year Special Youth Plan in the process of accelerating the integration and participation of young people".


Pictures: Communication Unit MINJEC 

By Ndefru Melanie 
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