The camp held in Yaounde from July 27 to 28, 2022, bringing together over thirty (30) young girls selected from across the capital city.
“We wanted them to come so we can help them find their voices, help them know that they are capable and to help them be able to express themselves and speak confidently in public”, says Orlyanka Tantchou, Scribe of No Limit International.
“We opted for the choice of women because there is not a lot of female leadership and we feel that female leadership is very important because girls are just as capable as men and they should have the same opportunities”, she continued.
The young girls for two days were schooled on how to discover self talents, and how to excell in the society. Videos of female leaders and icons were presented to them as a bolster.
“I have learnt that a woman is not a fatality, but she is an important asset for her country and the world at large”, one of the participants, Achu Fanita Fanniel, student of Government Bilingual Technical School, Nkolbison, told News Upfront.
Another participant, Therese, corroborated adding that;
“We were taught that there is no trade reserved for boys alone”.
By encouraging the young future leaders, Orlyanka Tantchou, enjoined them to keep on fighting for their places in the society.
“Go out there and use your voice, speak out your mind, and share your opinion confidently”, she said, adding that;
“When they first started in the camp, they were very shy and timid, but now they can pick up a microphone and really voice their opinion, and talk to a group of people in public”.
The camp was equally an opportunity for the participants to meet and make new friends, share ideas and sharpen their skills in creativity.
Most, if not all of them had to come up with a creative initiative.
Achu Fanita Fanniel, designed and fabricated a bulb shell connected to an electric circuit that supplies energy to it.
“I used empty containers of butter, to produce the shell, it was an idea that just came to me during the camp, I wanted to recycle used object around me”, she said.
The camp is over, but No Limit International will continue to monitor and mentor the next generation female leaders.
“We will continue to be in contact with these girls, we will continue to encourage them and give them new resources and scholarship opportunities and things that will help them become true leaders”
The participants at the end of the two days training were handed attestations.
The Non Governmental Organization, No Limit International, simultaneously organised other similar events in the town of Yaounde.