YES alumni collaborated with iEARN-Cameroon to observe Global Youth Service Day from April 20-22, 2012. Groups of alumni organized and implemented several cleanliness awareness projects throughout Cameroon. For a summery of projects, please see below:
Patricia Meche organized and implemented the Make a Difference (MAD) project in local schools located in Japoma, Cameroon. "In Cameroon today, especially in public areas, people catch many diseases due to sanitary issues. So we are planning this project to sensitize people about keeping our environment clean", she explained. Through her cleanliness awareness projects, Patricia motivated 12 peers to clean schools and surrounding areas. Volunteers also donated toilet paper to encourage sanitation and hygiene.
Rudolf Ndjock, encourgaed 12 peers in his school to participate in similar activities in his region. The group donated trash cans to the school and implementing an anti-littering campaign. Young students picked up litter from the school surroundings and gained an understanding of how littering can contribute to unhygienic environments.
Clementine Noubosse organized 15 school peers to build awareness about cleanliness in the District Hospital of Cite des Palmiers in Doula City. Volunteers learned key practices in hygiene and took part in cleaning the hospital.
Clinton Enow, conducted a similar project in a maternity hospital in the Bonaberie area. With 10 volunteers, Clinton encouraged youth to help community hospitals maintain neat landscapes and sanitary environments.
Ladydiane Etaga implemented her cleanliness awareness project at a local orphanage in Kumba, Cameroon. With 8 peers, the volunteers washed orphans clothing and cleaned living quarters. Volunteers also donated plantains and rice for young orphans.