Nsem Community Commits to a Just and Peaceful Society

Over the weekend COMINSUD joined the Nsem youths in Bafut, to support them at their end of summer cultural, sporting and community engagement activities.

Staff, Teneng Suzanne, Tardzenyuy Cynthia with a cross section of the population

Promoting the values of; Positivity, Tolerance, Inclusion, Equality and Non-Violence for a Just and Peaceful Society, the staff engaged with the population through one-on-one discussion in their makeshift exhibition stands. There they also broadcasted messages, shared flyers and exhibited other information to promote the values of a Just and Peaceful Society.

Staff, Ndambi Julliene engaging with a visitor of the stand
Tardzenyuy Cynthia in a one-on-one discussion with a visitor of the stand

The Chief of Nsem, His Royal Highness Dr. Mbonifor appreciated the support of COMINSUD in his community and Bafut as a whole. He called on his youths to uphold the values of; Positivity, Tolerance, Inclusion, Equality and Non-Violence that are necessary for personal and societal transformation.

His Highness, Chief Dr. Mbonifor addressing his youths

The event was organized within the Civil Peace Service (CPS) program of Bread for the World Germany.


Within the framework of the project o“Strengthening Access to WASH Facilities and Services in Child Friendly Spaces and surrounding Communities”, COMINSUD with the support of UNICEF has trained and deployed 6 Community Mobilizers in the North West and West Region.

Training in session with facilitator Munda Terence.

The project to run for four months is expected to sensitize 4,260 persons (IDPs and host community) on good hygiene and sanitation practices, including lifesaving messages on COVID-19 and cholera prevention.  To this effect, Community Mobilizers will ensure that 1,200 children at Child Friendly Spaces and surrounding Communities have access to adequate sanitation facilities thanks to the construction of 6 latrines each with 4 cabinets, distribution of menstrual hygiene kits to 60 adolescent girls and 600 WASH kits to households, 3000 persons(IDPs and host community) are sensitized on good hygiene and sanitation practices including lifesaving messages on COVID-19 by December 2022. The Community Mobilizers will as well identify child protection needs and ensure proper intervention and referrals to appropriate service points. 

Community Mobilizers and Facilitator Munda Terence pose for a group picture after session.

This training took place at the Adolescent and Youth Friendly Space in COMINSUD head office on Tuesday 5th April 2022, under the Coordination of Munda Terence the Supervisory of UNICEF projects at COMINSUD.


To mark this year’s international Women’s Day, the Regional Delegation of Women Empowerment and the Family (MINPROFF) North West Region, in partnership with COMINSUD kicked off a week long of activities to celebrate the global event, with a visit to Progressive Comprehensive college Bamenda. The visit to the school, had as focus to educate young girls from the ages 13-21 on Gender Based Violence; defining key terms like gender, sex, violence, perpetrators, and survivors. According to a UN Women report, school-related gender based violence is a major obstacle to universal schooling and the right to education for girls. Reasons why, the sensitization exercise also saw the breakdown of the forms of GBV, it’s causes and effects on individuals and the society.

Women’s Day is observed every March 8, to celebrate the progress made in achieving Gender Equality, and Women’s Empowerment but also to raise awareness on the great amount of inequalities and violence women still face.

Furthermore, the day seeks to recognize the remarkable efforts of women in the historical, economic, political, social, and cultural advancement of their countries and communities. Cameroon celebrates under the theme “Equality between women and men for a sustainable tomorrow”.

The school girls were also drilled on sexual reproductive health, menstrual health and hygiene as an important aspect of a woman’s life. They were reminded of the importance of menstruation and ways of better management, for good menstrual health can protect the dignity, build the confidence and strengthen sexual and reproductive health particularly among adolescents.

Cultural taboos and myths surrounding menstruation was demystified and boys encouraged to support girls by shunning negative practices that disfavor them during their periods.
The distribution of sanitary products crowned the end of the school exercise and the students showed appreciation for the knowledge gained.

COMINSUD remains committed to the empowerment of women, girls and the transformation of communities.