Living Together in Peace
As a Youth-led Organisation, One of our objectives at Local Youth Corner (LOYOC) is not just contributing to peacebuilding, but, ensuring that the communities we touch live together in peace.
As a Youth-led Organisation, our objectives at Local Youth Corner (LOYOC) mostly focus on peacebuilding and are aimed at creating platforms and safe spaces at the community and national levels to promote and ensure social cohesion and living together in peace.
Today being International Day of Living Together in Peace, we shed light on the work we are engaged in with two projects including (1) Strengthening Trust and Relationships between Community, Security, and Justice Sector Actors for Improved Security in far North Cameroon also known as the STAR project and (2) Promoting Youth Dialogue and Resilience Building through Sports in Cameroon Also known as PROYOSPORT
Promoting Youth Dialogue and Resilience Building through Sports in Cameroon (PROYOSPORT)
As part of finding a common ground for living together in peace, LOYOC through the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) is pioneering a three-month (03) sports and leisure jamboree in the Littoral Region of Cameroon in the Economic city, Douala. Together with UNICRI supported by Cameroon’s Ministry of Youth and Civic Education (MINJEC), LOYOC will use sporting activities such as football, handball, basketball, and dance to engage Internally Displaced Persons from the North West and South West Regions of Cameroon and Host Community members to live together in peace.
Ahead of this three (03) months Sports Jamboree to hold from June to August in Douala, on April 28th and 29th, our team established and completed a two-day training of the Community Task Force for Sports on the use of the Technical Guide for Preventing Violent Extremism through Sports. At the end of these two days of training, a task force of fifteen (15) persons was created which will support the elaboration of initiatives towards building peace within the community and equally serve as key persons implementing related project activities throughout this project.
Strengthening Trust and Relationships between Community, Security, and Justice Sector Actors for Improved Security in far North Cameroon (STAR project)
In the Far North Region of Cameroon, LOYOC is partnering with Search for Common Ground to assist vulnerable communities in the Far North, and foster collaboration on security issues among civil society members, law enforcement, and justice sector actors. The STAR project whose target groups are community, justice, and security sector actors has so far hosted a Baseline Study, Common Ground Approach training, Community Dialogues, Football for Peace Tournament, Youth-led Film Screenings for Communities, Development of Joint Community Action Plans for Peace and Security, Youth-led Film Screenings for Communities.