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Inspire, engage, and empower boys and young men by providing comprehensive mental health and psychosocial support(MHPSS) to improve the well-being of individuals, families and communities.

 DRUG / ALCOHOL REHABILITATION PROGRAM

The aim of Project Drug Free Schools and Communities is to prevent and reduce substance misuse among youth and young adults. The project supports the implementation of evidence-based prevention programs in schools, such as education, mentoring, and conflict resolution. The project also fosters collaboration among schools, families, and community partners, such as businesses, law enforcement, and health services. The project seeks to create safe, respectful, and drug-free environments and cultures for learning and development.

 THE FATHERHOOD PROGRAM

The purpose of the fatherhood conference by Mike Yanou Foundation is to celebrate and promote the role of fathers in society and in the family. The conference brings together men and women of substance to share their experiences, challenges, and solutions as fathers or father figures. The conference also features panel discussions, testimonies, and motivational speakers who highlight the importance of fatherhood and the void that can only be filled by responsible and loving fathers.

 Economic Inclusion program

The purpose of the economic inclusion program by Mike Yanou Foundation is to help the poorest and most vulnerable people in Cameroon to improve their income and assets. The program provides a package of interventions that include cash or in-kind transfers, skills training or coaching, access to finance, and links to market support. The program also aims to foster social cohesion and empowerment among the participants. The program is part of the foundation's vision to bring hope to the hopeless, encourage research, and transform communities.

 Rehabilitation program

The purpose of the rehabilitation program by Mike Yanou Foundation is to help people who are struggling with addiction and recovery. The program provides support, guidance, and opportunities for people who want to overcome their substance misuse and regain control of their lives. The program also educates the public about the dangers of drug abuse and the benefits of recovery. The program is part of the foundation's mission to bring hope to the hopeless, encourage research, and transform communities.

RECENT ACTIVITIES

Harnessing Men's Involvement for Widows' Wellbeing and Inclusion in Our Communities

The main objective of this project is to raise awareness and enhance understanding of the importance of men's involvement in addressing widows' needs in Cameroon. This objective aims to educate participants about the challenges widows’ face, the benefits of men's engagement, and their role in promoting widows' empowerment and gender equality.

Drug Free Schools BUea

The aim of the Drug Abuse Schools Campaign Buea was to prevent and reduce substance misuse among youth and young adults in the city of Buea, Cameroon. The campaign was part of the global World Drug Day initiative, which seeks to raise awareness and mobilise action against drug use. The campaign also collaborates with local partners, such as Lesley Foundation

Bamenda Dignity Campaign

The foundation educates boys and men about menstruation and its importance for girls’ and women’s health and well-being. The foundation also challenges the negative stereotypes and taboos that surround menstruation and create stigma and discrimination for girls and women. The foundation uses various methods, such as community dialogues, and social media campaigns, to raise awareness and change attitudes and behaviors among boys and men.

BOYSENGAGE ARTS TRAINING

The program is launched in partnership with APWAL Fine Art Festival, and offers a month-long tuition-free art training for young boys aged 10 to 18. The program helps the boys to find their voice, ignite their passion, and embark on a journey of self-discovery and expression through various forms of art, such as painting, drawing, sculpting, and photography. The program also provides mentorship, and psychosocial support for the boys, as well as opportunities to showcase their artworks and talents to the public.

HEFORSHE

We is to engage boys and young men in the fight against gender-based violence (GBV) on women and girls , which is a region that has been affected by armed conflict and insecurity. The project aims to Sensitize boys and young men on the causes and consequences of GBV, and how they can prevent and respond to it in their communities. Train boys and young men on life skills, leadership, and positive masculinity, and equip them with tools and resources to become agents of change and role models for other boys and men.

meDIA LITERACY

The Mike Yanou Foundation media literacy program sponsored by Association Fondation Conseil Jeune is a project that aims to educate and empower young people in Cameroon on how to access, analyze, evaluate, and create media content in various forms and platforms. The project also seeks to promote critical thinking, civic engagement, and social responsibility among the youth, and to combat the spread of misinformation, disinformation, and hate speech online. The training took place in Baffousam with Nicholine Musi the Executice Director of Mike Yanou Foundation a major trainer.

Mentorship and Fatherhood Program

Mentorship

A mentorship in the life of a boy child is a valuable way to help him develop his potential, confidence, and resilience. A mentorship program can pair him with a positive adult role model who can offer guidance, support, and encouragement. A mentorship can also expose him to new opportunities, experiences, and perspectives that can broaden his horizons and inspire him to pursue his goals. A mentorship can help him navigate the challenges of growing up and becoming a responsible and respectful man.

Fatherhood

It is the journey of growing up and becoming a man. It is the challenge of learning and leading by example. It is the joy of loving and being loved in return. It is the gift of creating and nurturing new life.

Our Team

Meet our beautiful team at Mike Yanou Foundation

Nicholine Awumbom Musi

Executive Director

Konyu Carlson Tata

Program Coordinator

Mbom Stephen

Communication Officer

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Beryl EWOKO

Project Coordinator

Testimonials

The Mike Yanou Foundation is a great organization that brings hope to the hopeless, encourages research, and transforms communities. I have benefited from their educational programs and mentorship. They have inspired me to pursue my dreams and make a positive impact in the world.
Shey Eleanor
I am grateful to the Mike Yanou Foundation for their support and guidance. They have helped me overcome my addiction to drugs and alcohol, and taught me the value of self-respect and dignity. They have also given me opportunities to learn new skills and engage in meaningful activities. They are truly a blessing to me and many others.
Alemnge Boris (PenBoy)
Award winning poet, Co-founder of STAGE LIFE
The Mike Yanou Foundation is a remarkable tribute to the late Professor Mike Yanou, who was a brilliant scholar and a compassionate leader. The foundation continues his legacy by promoting research, education, and social justice. I have witnessed their work in empowering young people, especially boys and men, to embrace gender equality and respect for human rights. They are making a difference in Cameroon and beyond.
Fontem Joseph
C.O.O BlueMoon Consultancy, Buea.
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