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Help to develop a mentorship program for at risk female graphic designers


  • Organization: UNV - United Nations Volunteers
  • Location: Yaoundé
  • Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Design (digital, product, graphics or visual design)
  • Closing Date: Closed


Mission and objectives

CAMAAY is a non-political, non-religious, non-profit association. CAMAAY envisions a society wherein every individual has the opportunity to grow and contribute to the socioeconomic development of the community. We endeavour to achieve our goals through activities that promote sustainable community development in Cameroon. These activities involve strong participation from local community members with the guidance and valuable assistance of CAMAAY and its volunteers. We, the members of the members of Cameroon Association of Active Youths (CAMAAY), a non-profit association, commit ourselves to work in the interest of humanity without distinction as to race, sex or religious background with due respect to the law. We pledge to work closely with other associations, foreign representatives/institutions, NGOs and the Cameroon Government in promoting the principles and practices of quality agriculture, education, healthcare, sports, social well-being and environmental protection. We agree to join forces in the attainment of the United Nations objective in making the world a better place in which to live, with sufficient food and conducive environments. We therefore commit ourselves to achieving our objectives through our activities and the implementation of policies consistent with our objectives. We agree to work with respect to the laws governing the functioning of associations. We believe that: 1) Agriculture is the backbone of our economy. 2) Agriculture is top among our efforts in the fight against poverty, which is a global challenge 3) 80% of our people still live in rural areas and solely depend on agriculture for survival. 4) Our environment is and will remain the only natural habitation for humanity and if care is not taken mankind will be eliminated from his environment. 5) Health is the basic requirement for a productive and progressive community and can only be achieved through what people eat, the environment in which they live and mental well-being. 6) T


Cameroon is a lower-middle income economy in central Africa characterized by a high presence of young population. Currently, more than 60% of the population in Cameroon are individuals under 25 years of age while 42.6% are children aged 14 and under; it is estimated that by 2020 the population of adolescents (10-19 years old) will reach 6,176,459 (The World Bank n.d.; UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs 2019b). Life expectancy at birth in Cameroon is only 58.5 years (2017) (The World Bank n.d.). While considered a politically stable country, conflict continues to affect Cameroon. It is estimated that recent crises have left 2.7 million people in need, being children and women the most affected by the lack of health services (WHO 2016). In 2018 alone, there were 459,000 new internal displacements caused by conflict and violence in the country, a substantial increase comparing to the 71,000 cases registered by 2015. As of 2018, the total number of IDP due to conflict and violence reached 668,000 (IDMC 2018). Traditionally, internal displacement in Cameroon has been concentrated in the Far North region. However, political tensions erupting since 2016 between separatists groups and security forces in the North-West and South-West Anglophone regions (Fig. 1) have escalated drastically, leaving almost 2,000 persons killed as a result of this war (International Crisis Group 2019). This conflict deteriorated quickly and forced many families to flee their homes and move to safer regions as an increase in violent attacks against civilians and destruction of houses took place. As far as 2018 the regions in the North-West and South-West accounted for 40% of the total displaced population in Cameroon, representing 437,000 IDP in the North-West and South-West regions (IDMC 2018). Recent figures indicate that 530,000 people are internally displaced in these regions while 40,000 have sought refuge in Nigeria (UN 2019). Education has also been severely affected with the forced closure of many schools. Around 80 per cent of schools in these regions are closed (IDMC 2018) and to date, more than 700,000 children have been out of school for nearly three years (UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs 2019).

Task description

We are seeking the help of 5 online volunteers to assist our team to develop a mentorship program for female graphic designers/ we wish to build their capacities and improve their skills in graphic designing and help them access jobs. Online volunteers should be skilled writers in English, and previous experience in graphic designing, mentorship and research is preferred. All work will be overseen by the lead researcher and the project coordinator. Online won't be asked to contact any third parties.

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