We are a not-for-profit organisation working to promote community development
self-reliant schemes for poverty alleviation and empowerment
empower youths and protect them from crime, violence and radicalisation

Our mission

Our underlying principles are: justice; education for all; the need to address the situation of the very poor and of those at the margins of society; that all people everywhere should be able to share the fruits of and be empowered to participate in the construction of a just, prosperous and sustainable society.

Our vision

Our vision is to tackle the problems of ignorance, poverty, unemployment and underdevelopment prevalent amongst children and youths in Cameroon. We believe that, given the right tools and direction, children and youths in Cameroon can contribute to sustainable development, peace and harmony in their communities.

“BE THE CHANGE”

Our ‘Be The Change’ Movement SODEI is youth inspired, youth driven and youth led. A platform to promote education for self-reliance, peace and sustainable development. We work to empower youths by providing educational and training opportunities for self-reliance. We inspire new generation youths towards alternatives to crime, violence and radicalisation. Our work is guided by the Sustainable Development Goals Agenda 2030 with specific focus on Goals 4, 5, 8, 10 and 16.

The Sustainable Development Goals Agenda 2030 is a plan of action for people, the planet and prosperity amongst all communities. The initiative seeks to strengthen universal peace through recognising that eradicating poverty in all its forms and dimensions, including extreme poverty, is the greatest global challenge and an indispensable requirement for sustainable development. SODEI is committed to promoting the UN Sustainable Development Goals Agenda 2030. We believe that the SDGs provide a new opportunity and renewed commitment for more robust approaches in tackling the challenges of the 21st Century. We are specifically inspired by Goal 4 on Quality Education. We believe education is the key to unlocking potential and the foundation for peaceful and sustainable development. Education provides opportunities for youth empowerment and poverty eradication, it keeps youths away from crime, violence and radicalisation.

Together we want to break down the barriers which are preventing youths from receiving the best start in life. We will use this site to report on daily issues facing these youths and pioneer projects and engage in research which we believe will help encourage this change.

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