Friday, February 6, 2015 will forever remain a memorable day to the education family of Kribi in the Ocean Division of the South Region, most particularly to students of Government School Kribi Urbain. They were surprised with lessons from a group of women who are not their usual lecturers. Indeed it was a pleasant surprise to the entire education community.
As early at 10:00 a.m. on that day, a delegation of the Circle of Friends of Cameroon (CERAC), headed by Mrs Chantal Belinga Eboutou arrived at the school premises. They divided themselves into groups and began dispensing lectures on topics such as hygiene and sanitation, civic education, Sexually Transmitted Infectious (STIs), the fight against HIVAIDs and bilingualism amongst others.
CERAC was in Kribi within an educative talk programme organised by the association and its Founding President, First Lady, Mrs Chantal Biya as part of its activities to commemorate the 49th National Youth Day celebrated on the theme, “Youth and the Preservation of Peace for an Emerging Cameroon.” While Chantal Belinga Eboutou and a crew of the association’s members were giving out lessons at Form Four Spanish and German Class on hygiene and HIV, other members were seen in other classes discussing with students on other topics that affect their daily lives and how they can be instrumental in making sure that Cameroon becomes an emerging country by 2035.
CERAC delegation also travelled to Kribi with experts that took turns on the podium to talk to students on cyber criminality and the risk of social network. ICT experts were able to tell students about the risk they are exposed to the social networks given the fact that most of its members have fake identity.
While reiterating the need for child-on-line protection, an expert from the National Delegation of Public Security said majority (88 per cent) of those who are victims of certain ills on social networks are youths between the ages of 12 to 21. Although ICTs are factors of development, experts said its users are exposed to scamming, terrorism, threats, pornography and paedophilia. Instead of spending time on social networks youths were urged to use them to edify themselves so as to be models in the society.
The head of CERAC’s delegation told students in Kribi that Mrs Chantal Biya sent a message of prevention against STIs, HIVAIDS, and risks of exposure to social networks, and above all their responsibility to maintain peace in the country. It was an occasion for the CERAC’s delegation to donate didactic materials, school and office supplies, sports equipment, maintenance and pharmaceutical products to Government School Kribi Urbain, Government Bilingual School Kribi and Government School Dombeacute as proof of the maternal affection the First Lady has towards the youths in the region.
The Mayor of Kribi, a representative of the students as well as the Divisional Delegates of the Ministries of Secondary Education and Youth Affairs and Civic Education took turns not only to laud the kind gestures of CERAC members and its Founding President but also to reiterate the fact that the educational talk was timely especially given the impact of HIVAIDS in a touristic town like Kribi.
Source : Cameroon Tribune