Sunday, 9 June 2013

Summer 2013 general calendar

  • From June 11th to July 7th 2013
Arrival of Internationals
  • July 7th
Arrival of the Team in Bangoua village
  • From July 8th to 12th 2013
Train The Trainer Seminar (The Agenda is inbox)
  • July 14th 2013
Travelling of the team 2 to Babouantou village
  • July 15th to August 25th 2013
6 weeks of trainings, sensitization...
  • August 26th to September 1st 2013
ECOTRIP Southern Cameroon (Foumban, Bamenda, Buea, Limbe, Douala, Kribi...)
  • September 2nd 2013
Global evaluation

Saturday, 8 June 2013

Rosa Willock, Volunteer 2012

My experience of the project was defintly nothing like what I had expected.  I beleive it has been a once in a lifetime experience because never again will I be in the same place at the same time with the same people. I have learnt so much whilst being here that I hope will help me alot in my life. I have enjoyed meeting so many people. The main thing I will miss about African culture is that everyone is genuinly friendly and welcoming even to strangers they meet on the street! I have enjoyed learning lots about the country and the culture which I think is only possible if you live in one place for a long time and interact so closely with local people.

At the beginning I defintly tried to do the same espcially when faced with teaching a class of children in a language I didn’t understand! However the challenge was defintly a good thing because I am proud of some things I have accomplished here which I would have avoided attempting if I had been given the chance. For example after my first session in Banguoa I never would have thought I would be able to teach three hours of class alone to frenchh speakers but I managed to by the end! In terms of practical skills I have learnt how to talk in front of a group of people without feeling terrified and that I must speak much slower and clearer when talking to a group of people. I have learnt about the kind of management style I have when given the oppertunity. Being team leader for English was a challenge because I found it difficullt to order people I consider friends to do things but I have learnt that if the ultimate reponsibility for the task falls to you you have to do everything possible to make sure it is completed.

Rosa -->Willock, Manchester England, Volunteer 2012

Kamila, Volunteer 2011

I did come to Yaounde earlier, so I had opportunity to create my own sessions. Thanks to this a learned a lot about specific topics. There were also held sessions for interns about various topics which should be delivered in the villages, which were really interesting for me. I was co facilitator in many sessions during my stay in Bangoua, also reporter, evaluator and timekeeper for many times. Then I participated in community work and football tournament – it was really interesting experience for me.

Before I came to Cameroon, I expected cultural shock, totally different life style, interaction with people from different environment and cultural background, as well as participation on the project and working in team with people from all over the world. So far, I can say that all of my expectations were fulfilled. 
I would really recommend this country to other interns because I learned really lot about different culture and even about myself.  
Kamila Simkova, Czeck Republic. Summer 2011

Sabrina from Summer 2011

"...I had been in the project for 57days, arrive earlier at Yaounde to prepare for the project. Attended Train the Trainer program. Team leader of CSR subject in charge of 6 members. Facilitator and co facilitator, reporter of Health , Entrepreneurship, English, IT and Community works. Personally, I had learn how to communicate and work along with groups of interns and local members although there was a huge diverse in culture and understanding, but I manage to resolve any conflict that potential come out in my communication. Besides, I had met a lot of local people and learn some french. I heard their story and it was very meaningful for me because I would never imagine I can heard that in my country. Beside, I had been living with my host family before the project period begin, and I tast every single bit of Cameroonian life style there, and now I had better understanding of Africa culture..."
Sabrina lim siew lee, Malaysia. Volunteer 2011