As one of the core values and mission statements of Bright Light Projects under the Girls Shall Rise Campaign, beneficiaries undergo mid-practical training in Buea. Cameroon.
Jack Mafany speaking to newsmen after the event said the focus of BLP`s Girls Shall Rise Campaign is to provide support through skill acquisition for victims of social vices in Cameroon and beyond
“This visit was part of the team’s routine monitoring of BLP beneficiaries under the Girls Shall Rise Campaign which focuses on providing support, skills training, and advocacy for survivors of gender-based violence, commercial sex workers, women living with HIV/AIDS in Sierra Leone, Nigeria and recently Cameroon”
“ BLP’s Girls Shall Rise campaign in Cameroon provides support and skills training to internally displaced persons (IDPs), especially young girls who find themselves in very difficult living conditions in cities in Buea, Douala, Bamenda, Yaounde as a result of the ongoing war in the two English speaking regions of Cameroon since 2016”
During the monitoring exercise by the Bright Light Projects Cameroon Team (BLPC), the team stated that the focus of the exercise was to equip the beneficiaries with life-changing skills to help them become productive and better in society.
“In July 2021, BLP signed a Memorandum of understanding with COIC in Buea to train BLP beneficiaries in line with BLP’s motto of rebuilding broken communities and BLP’s vision is to support beneficiaries to become self-reliant and contribute positively to the development of their communities”
“10 beneficiaries are currently undergoing training at COIC Buea under the home management department and are all set to graduate in December 2022”
According to Jack Mafany, BLP has over 1200 vulnerable girls on its database hoping for help from donors to be able to provide support for all of them.
He also stated that few of the enlisted girls have been enrolled in different vocational training centers in Buea, Douala, and Bamenda where they are undertaking skills training in different departments for at least one year.
“BLP’s MOU with COIC is an extension of a healthy partnership with Sierra Leone Opportunities industrialization Center (SLOIC) in Makeni Sierra Leone for about five years now”, Jack said.