Local Youth Corner Cameroon is a national, non-profit, non-governmental and youth-led organisation created in 2002 with a focus of working with youths within the ages of 15 to 35. Our work focuses on youth empowerment in the domain of peace building, Preventing and countering violent extremism. We were created as a response to the increased in youth socio-political and economic challenges which have pushed them in conflict with the law and making them vulnerable to violence such as unemployment, bad governance, gender based violence, lack of quality education, poverty, corruption, poor social justice system and exclusion in the decision making processes.
Our youth-led approach is focused on providing innovative solutions to these problems, as a way to provide a violence free society, sustainable peace and development, prevent and counter violent extremism. As of 2018, we had worked with over 1 million young people and executed over 300 youth development projects in collaboration with 100 national NGOs, government and international organisations.
LOYOC seeks to promote youth empowerment and participation in peace building, prevent violent extremism and advance sustainable development to ensure a violent free community where youths are ambassadors of peace.
To create a peaceful and violence free society where young people have the opportunity to explore their full potential, engage effectively in community development and work for a common good.
It spans from online and face-to-face advocacy, socio-cultural dialogue, and evidence based research, curriculum development, peer education, capacity building, policy development and implementation, project assessment, and advocacy evaluation.