Apr 27, 2021

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Awareness campaign for indigenous communities against COVID-19


FEDEC, in partnership with the Grand Zambi health centre, the BIPINDI Assisted Medical Centre and the Ngovayang hospital, has launched a massive awareness campaign on compliance with barrier measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 within B/B indigenous communities. The said campaign ran from March 29 to April 9, 2021 and reached 227 people including 136 women and 91 men in 24 B/B communities. In addition to awareness messages, 465 washable mufflers and 550 pieces of soap were distributed to the communities. The medical teams tested 43 people. No positive cases were recorded. Other medical acts were performed during these raids as well. These included, among other things, prenatal consultations carried out on 23 pregnant women. Vaccines against tuberculosis, polio, yellow fever, measles, tetanus, and diphtheria were administered to 89 children. 49 people were dewormed. Treatment was given to 186 people suffering from various illnesses.

Capacity building of indigenous organizations


With the support of Cuso International, in March 2021, FEDEC organized trainings to strengthen the capacities of three indigenous partner organizations. Eleven members of the Ngoyang mixed-use home management committee were thus trained in communication (listening, expression of needs, non-violent communication, etc.). The Bagyeli Cultural and Developpement Associaition (BACUDA) was trained in accounting and financial management. This training enabled BACUDA to move from manual accounting to computerized accounting that complies with standards in the field. Regarding the community radio Nkuli Makeli, the training focused more on the capacity building of radio presenters. 10 listeners’ club members were also trained.

FEDEC celebrates International Women’s Day


Every year on March 8th, the world celebrates International Women’s Day to take stock of advances in women’s rights and progress towards gender equality.

The theme chosen for this year’s event was “Women’s leadership: for an egalitarian future in the world of COVID-19”. Thus, on March 8, 2021, all FEDEC staff participated in a round table discussion and reflection on this theme. What emerged from the presentations was that the restriction measures paralyzed the livelihoods of many African women and particularly Cameroonians.

This activity falls under the umbrella of the Foundation’s “gender policy”, developed in 2020 with the help of a volunteer from Cuso International.

The FEDEC welcomes a new volunteer from Cuso International, Laurence KANGNE


Motivated and full of enthusiasm, Laurence KANGNE joined the FEDEC team in February 2021. The new Technical Assistant has a Master of Education and is pursuing a Doctorate at the University of Ottawa. Her expertise will help improve the educational and extracurricular framework for Ngoyang and Lolodorf residents. Her first activities included the organization of a capacity-building workshop for members of the Ngoyang Household Management Committee in communication (listening, expression of needs, non-violent communication, etc.). Over the course of the workshop, a presentation of the advantages and challenges of living at home allowed her to introduce the concept of critical thinking to the native students living there.

Granby Zoo’s renewed commitment to the conservation of biodiversity in Campo Ma’an National Park

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The partnership agreement signed between FEDEC and the Granby Zoo aims to strengthen actions to conserve and enhance the resources of the Campo-Ma’an National Park (CMNP). Hence the project entitled “Gorilla and Elephant Conservation Initiative at CMNP” has been implemented since January 2018.

Despite the current health situation, the Granby Zoo has continued to support project activities in 2021 by allocating a budget of approximately 20,000 Canadian dollars. New beehives have been installed in the villages of Nkoelon and Nyamabandé. Ecological monitoring activities are carried out as well as monitoring of areas of particular interest in the park. Knowledge of the population dynamics of the CMNP’s mammals will be improved and will help park managers to make effective and efficient decisions.