Inauguration of IAYSP Cameroon

The inauguration of YSP in Cameroon took place on the 12th of January 2019, under the theme, “The Role of Youth And Students in Creating a Culture of Sustainable Peace,” at the amphitheatre of the National School of Administration and Magistracy (ENAM). The amphitheatre is quite prestigious because it is where all government administrators such as Ministers, prefects and directors of state corporations, are trained from. Over 106 people from a variety of backgrounds attended this launching ceremony including; a Research officer from the Office of the Prime Minister, 8 student diplomats from the Cameroon Institute of International Relations (IRIC), 3 Student administrators from the National School of Administration and Magistracy (ENAM), 20 University Students from 7 different Universities in three different towns, 10 high School students from 5 high different schools and 2 journalists from the national radio station.

The program began at 3:30 p.m. with an interview of the National Executive President of UPF and the President of YSP Cameroon by the journalists from the National Radio Station. The launching ceremony began with the singing of the national anthem followed by an opening prayer from Pastor Abela Ngoa Alain. This was followed by a video projection introducing Youth and Students for Peace. There was a musical interlude where the “Peace Voices” sang “Steady My Heart.” Later on, the national coordinator for Universal Peace Federation, Rev. Edwin Plekhanov gave the inaugural address. There was a second musical interlude by a YSP member who sang “Jailer” a song by the famous musician ASA. After the musical break, 12 young people were nominated as Youth Ambassadors for Peace. They were nominated based on their meritorious achievements towards creating a culture of sustainable peace.

The 1st nominee Jack Sentie Ngumchia, is a graduate of the national school of administration and magistracy (ENAM). After the nomination, a letter of appointment from YSP Africa region was presented to the president of YSP Cameroon chapter, Mr. Nchia Kamran Nuifahnui by the national coordinator for the Universal Peace Federation Cameroon chapter, Rev. Edwin Plekhanov. In his first official speech as president, Mr. Nchia Kamran Nuifahnui clearly stated the vision and mission of YSP is to raise youth and students to become global citizens through character education, peace project training, and intercultural activities to create a culture of sustainable peace. Thereafter, there was a group affirmation of the pure love pledge led by the YSP Secretary General. The installation of the YSP president was closely followed by the signing of the inauguration resolution banner. There was a musical dance interlude were the YSP members displayed a dance to show the heart of true love. This was followed by congratulatory remarks and words of advice from the Research Officer at the Prime Ministry who expressed her joy of being part of this event.

The closing remarks was given by the national coordinator for the Universal Peace Federation who thanked everyone for coming and hoped they will work together to create a culture of sustainable peace in Cameroon. The ceremony ended with a group picture at the open amphitheatre of ENAM followed by the refreshments. By the end of the ceremony 50 of our guests had signed the individual resolution form to become members of YSP.