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Actvities for the Cameroon Vision trust 10 Anniversary Celebration

The Ekona Village Community, Cameroon Vision Trust, WICO Africa/International and World Pulse (group) celebrating the Cameroon Vision Trust 10 anniversary, is seeking professionals/volunteers/sponsors for a goodwill event mission to Ekona Village, Cameroon.

The Ekona Village Community, Cameroon Vision Trust, WICO Africa/International and the World Pulse Group hereby announces plans to host a goodwill event to Ekona Village, Cameroon, in Central Africa for Nov. 26- Dec 5, 2008. We are looking for professionals/volunteers/sponsors to go along and facilitate workshops, vlounteers and sponsor activities in their fields of their expertise/interest.
Workshop topics will include special education, nutrition, craft, the arts, Development Education -- AIDS/STD awareness, farming, irrigation, and the ecosystem.
Ekona Village and the surrounding communities, in the South West Province of Cameroon, at the Foot of Mount Cameroon and has a population of mostly poor farm workers.

Participants to the event shall have the chance to visit local/rural schools that cater to thousands of children. The group is holding a drive for donations of school supplies such as pens, pencils, paper, notebooks and crayons.
Also on the itinerary are the opportunity to work with widows, disabled persons, orphans, street children and farmers.

The list of places to visit and donations are being sought for supplies such as Band-Aids, first aid kits and books shall be pasted on the website.They include the Centre for Agronomic Research, Centre for Geologic Research, The Chief Palace, the only Health Centre in the Area and other projects by the community.
Some of the outcome of the events includes helping Disableed Persons to set up the Disability Empowerment Centre (DEC), the Disable Workers Cooperative (DWC), a Coomunity Farm for Widows, a centre for Orphans and Street Children and an Ecological Village to promote sustainable development in the area
Members will stay with host families, getting a chance to live with and experience life among the people of Cameroon.
You shall have the chance to taste the tantalizing Cameroonian Cuisines by local women sush as Kwacoco and Mbanga Soup, Kwacoco Bible, Koki and Plantains, Roasted Plaintains/Moyondo and Roasted Fish, Achu (Pounded Cocoyams) and Yellow Soup. Ndole (Vegetables) and Plaintains/yams/cocoyams, Coconut Rice, Jollof Rice, Koki Corn, Corn Chaff, Pap, Akara Beans, Akara Banana etc.
Traditional Dances from across Cameroon, Pop Music from across Cameroon. Local Brew drinks and Cameroonian Beers produced by local breweries, Pala Pala the local African Wrestling, Football Matches by local schools, sports competition by persons with disability, Agro pastural show by local farmers, arts and craft show by members of the community and many more.

On request we shall be happy to organise trip to other parts of Cameroon.

Please note Cameroon is called Africa in Miniature hence a visit to Cameroon is like visiting the whole of Africa in one go.
Local Organising Committee- 1) The Chief of Ekona, HRH Chief Findi, 2) Ms Rosemary Olive Mbone Enie-CEO/President WICO Africa, Executive Director-Cameroon Vision Trust, 3) Mrs Ruth Fese (Mah Fese) Chairperson Cameroon Vision Trust/Director MELODRAAG, 4) Mrs Folefack Mary-Director Community Education and Action Centre (CEAC) Ekona, 5) Mr Elvis Amik- President of the Handicap Association, 6) Mr Bah Galus- Coordinator of the Handicap Association, 6) Ms Catherine Ebie Lysongo- Coordinator of Catering.

For More Information Please write to:
Ms Rosemary Olive Mbone Enie
Geologist/Gender Ambassador
CEO/President WICO Africa
Executive Director-Cameroon Vision Trust
P O Box 1075, Limbe, Cameroon
Tel: 237 99580292/
www.wicointernational.org
www.wicohome.org
www.watervoices.com
www.womensearthalliances.org

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