Welcome to November & Happy New Month!
Our Youth of the Month is Noutcha Prudence! Noutcha Prudence is a global citizen who believes that unemployment can be solve thanks to Youths and Women Empowerment. She is a Social Entrepreneur, Co-founder and Founder, Researcher, Trainer and Author. A Trainer on the fight against Hate speech, Commonwealth Trainer of Trainers and a coach to young women in politics. She holds a Master of Arts degree in History of International Relations from the University of Yaounde 1.
She for 3 years served as the Sub-Saharan Representative for the World Youth Movement for Democracy – WYMD. Also for the past 3 years till present, she serves as the Country’s Representative for the Commonwealth Youth Peace Ambassador’s Network – Cypan. For the past 5 years till present, she serves as the Senior Program Officer to NewSETA, a national organization who deals with the promotion of leadership, democracy, human right, peacebuilding, women empowerment and entrepreneurship.
Through her different works and engagements, she has inspire and impacted over 2000 youths either through the media or physical programs and initiatives, she serves as mentor and coach to 50 young girls and boys in Cameroon. She has both sub regional and International travelling experiences.
Prudence works mostly with youths and women in the domain of democracy, elections, human right , peacebuilding , socio-political and economic empowerment. For the past 5 years serving as Senior Program officer for NewSETA, she with her colleagues have championed at the National and International level different youths socio-political inclusion in decision making platforms.
In 2015, we successfully led a team of 60 youth’s leaders at the National Assembly of Cameroon to meet with over 30 parliamentarians on the Advocacy Campaign Vote 18 a Campaign which request for the reduction of the voting age in Cameroon from 20 years – 18 years, same was done in 2019 with National days of Actions in Garoua and Littoral regions.
We have successfully organized four editions of the youth flagship program REPAIR-Rebuilding Peace through action with Inclusive Reach a yearly program which train youths coming from the 10 regions of Cameroon to serve as Youth Peace Envoy within their regions. This has till date seen the direct empowerment of over 150 youths and over 1000 youths thanks to Pass it on Capitalization strategy .
They have as well took part in the organization of the program “Exchange Honorable” still an in house program which aim at linking youth leaders with parliamentarians in domains which address their work focus, We have participated in the training of Journalists to serve as Peace journalist during electoral periods.
We have been able to gain accreditation to serve as National Elections Observers for Cameroon. Aside our professional milieu we serve as freelance consultant to many local and international organizations in terms of mobilization, facilitator, moderator at different programs.
On a professional base, Prudence plans to implement more innovative initiatives for youth’s development and capacity building which will permit them to serve as models to their communities. On an individual base More engagement in raising and bringing forth practical solutions to youths and women issues within our community and Country. We as well hope to mobilize more women to engage in community development and peacebuilding processes.
On Awards and Recognition
- 2019 Most Dynamic Young Female in Yaounde 6 Council – MINDHU
- 2018 Award winner of the Palme of Excellence by Minjec for the Best youth Leader of Associations in Cameroon,
- 2018, 50 Most Influential Young Cameroonians
- 2016, 50 Most Influential Young Girls
Her Advice to the Youths
Youths are the Future Builders, they should understand that :The road to development is not an easy path, we all must “wet our Jersey” in order to make our tomorrow better.it is not about how big your dream is but how little you start to achieve your big dream ,for the ocean to get full it starts with drops of water .My
peers should be willing and available to start something even if it means to volunteer for free ,Volunteer is a school of life. The experience you gain by volunteering, you will never gain that in any former class. Today that’s what the world need.
Learn more about her non-profit organisation NewSETA.
Who will be the Next Youth of the Month?
You can be the next O4C Youth of the Month! All you have to do is get someone to nominate you or nominate yourself by filling out the nomination form here. We want to use our platform to recognize and celebrate the efforts of amazing Young Change-makers in Cameroon.