The Humanitarian Division of the Centre for the Advancement of Women’s Initiatives (CAWI) has organized a two- week free computer training program for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Buea.The training program which was advertised in churches and meeting groups in and around Buea has two modules. Module one which ran from February 25th to 29th focused on Computer Basics, Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel. Highlights of Module two from March 3_ 10 include Power Point Presentation and Introduction to Internet .
The program is intended to economically empower IDPs for economic support and self-reliance. The first week and module recorded an attendance of ten participants; all women.
It is hoped that this course will equip trainees for the job market around the university and its environs as they were displaced from their home towns to Buea. Under a competent trainer Mr. Alang Paul and directives from the Director of CAWI, the skills acquired by these IDPs will go a long way to financially sustain them and their immediate family.
Lovelyn Nesih; one of the program beneficiaries expressed her immersed gratitude as this program has helped her acquire knowledge and skills to work in a documentation which is the easiest job she can fine now to sustain herself. Participants are from diverse areas of the South West and North West Regions of Cameroon; the crisis affected regions of Cameroon. Notably Muyuka, Nkor- Noni, Lebialem, Ekona,Nguti amongst others.
As the second phase commences , increased enrollment is anticipated for the IDPs to acquire this long-term skill free of charge and which will in turn develop them and improve on their standard of livingwith a positive effect on their immediate families.