UNIC Yaounde organised an Educational Outreach Event with Students from some Secondary Schools in Yaounde, (now on holidays) in the UNIC Conference Room. The objective of this event was to inspire these students/youths to take action to help change the world for the better and in so doing, to build a global movement for good.
These 50 students aged between 10 and 18 years were briefed on the reason why the UN kept aside 18 July as the “Nelson Mandela International Day”.
Mandela followed three rules throughout his life, which he did at great personal sacrifice: Free yourself, Free others, Serve every day. They learnt that Mandela Day is a global call to action for citizens of the world to take up the challenge and follow in the formidable footsteps of Madiba, a man who transformed his life, served his country and freed his people.
They also learnt the rich biography of Mandela, in a bid to spur them “never to give up and be Mandelas of tomorrow. They were cautioned to be of service in their respective home, schools and society and to endeavor to carry out volunteer service to humanity.
During the same event, student watched the screening of the movie; “INVICTUS”, which portrays how Mandela used Sports (Rugby) to reconcile South Africans, and bring about national Unity.
Guest Speaker was Mrs Suzanne Awenti; Pedagogic Inspector for Citizenship and Education at the Ministry of Secondary Education (MINESEC). In attendance were Mr Kouna Bah Jean Didier; National Pedagogic Inspector for Social Sciences (Ministry of Secondary Education), and Mrs Njokou Jacqueline: National Pedagogic Inspector for Bilingualism at the Ministry of Basic Education.