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YOUTHS WHO RUN THE WORLD – YAOUNDE | September 12 and 15, 2019

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Youths who Run the World activities in Yaounde commemorated with pre-activity communication on Cameroon Radio and Television (CRTV) on the programs Cameroon Feeling in English and Bonjour in French (12th and 13th of September 2019) . During the interviews, we shared advice on how to live a healthy and active lifestyle and spoke more about Youths who Run the World. We shared the experience running with youths in Douala, Limbe, Buea and Kribi. We called on young people watching to endeavour to be active and healthy where ever they find themselves watching on:

  • eating a balance diet
  • avoiding the consumption of harmful drugs and excess alcohol
  • Stay away from smoking
  • Sleeping well

A brief history about Youths who Run the World was also given mentioning sir Dan Thompson as the main inspiration and funder behind the project in collaboration with the Noela Lyonga Foundation. We also mentioned the British High Commission as one of the main partners who came in particularly to support the run in Yaounde.

On Friday, 13th September 2019 at 7:20am a team of 7 volunteers arrived at Masters Bilingual College located in Mballa 2. These volunteers included: Tata Elvis , Nchindo Beltus, Takafor Maris-Lucia, Amin Piero, Prince Tayou, Aloh Nineveh, Sandra Ekane and Miss Noela lyonga. Our agenda for the day included:

– A welcome speech by the Principal

– Presentation on how to live a healthy and active lifestyle by Noela Lyonga

–  Presentation of programme about the 2km run by  Nchindo Beltus

– Closing Remarks

– Group Photo

– Departure

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At 7:30am, we commemorated with the activities with a word from the principal of Masters Bilingual College. He began by advising the students to see the visit and presentation as an opportunity to learn, apply and do their best to be responsible. He proceeded by saying the students should also ask significant questions that will help everybody. He concluded by saying thanks to Youths who Run the World for coming to their school and looks forward for more actions that can help the development of these students.

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This welcome address was followed by the presentation of the day which was done by Miss Noela Lyonga. She started by animating the students with a shout of “ Youths who Run The World” in which the students responded ‘We are Youths who Run the World’. During this presentation on how to live a healthy and active lifestyle, she began by telling the students the main inspiration behind the project is Sir Dan Thompson who has a target of covering 10km run in 206 countries but has decided to also engage more young people in living a healthy and active lifestyle by engaging in the funding of this project. She continued by saying although sir Dan covers 10km, the youths who Run the World project covers 2km and has so far been to 4 towns in Cameroon with Yaounde being the 5th and looking forward to make it a Global Target. In a summary she said together we hope youths can grow old living a healthy and active lifestyle to prevent diseases like cancer, depression, heart diseases.

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This was followed by the acknowledgement of partners like the British High Commission in Yaounde who have also encouraged and supported Run the World activities in Yaounde and Douala. She also spoke about the Noela Lyonga Foundation activities which encourages and inspires people to use volunteerism  to:  develop a healthy lifestyle, empower communities, promote rehabilitation and reintegration of inmates and post volunteers in institutions for experiences, skills, networks, knowledge and experiences that can land them to gaining or creating a job. As she moved to the next phase she gave a rundown of Youths who run the World in other towns  like Limbe, Kribi , Buea and Douala.

Following this, all participants were called upon to be a “ BADASS ”. A BADASS was explained to be BMI ( body Mass Index),  Active, Alcohol, Diet, Smoking, Sleep. After the presentation we had interesting contributions and questions which really illustrated the interest of the participants in keeping, practicing and sharing the knowledge they had acquired on living a healthy and Active lifestyle.
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In conclusion Nchindo Beltus gave the dressing code for the run (sportswear) and he described the itinerary of the 2km run from rond point Bastos to Mount Febe and to the British High Commissioner residence. We proceeded to a group photograph and departure.

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On this same day at 11:45 we arrived the 2nd school called Champion Secondary school located in Obili.

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We had the same agenda as was seen above during our visit to Masters. Upon arrival the students were already sited in the hall and waiting it took a couple of minutes to set up and we effectively started at 12:00 noon. The opening was done by the Vice Principal Mr. Musi as the Principal was occupied with other activities upon our arrival. Though the principal had granted few minutes welcome to the team upon our arrival on campus.

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This was followed by the presentation on how to live a healthy and active lifestyle which was done by Noela Lyonga.

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After the presentation, the itinerary was presented by coach Beltus followed by a closing remark and we proceeded to group photographs.

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Day of the Run

On Saturday, 14th September 2019, volunteers of Noela Lyonga Foundation arrived rond point Bastos at 6:20am alongside some guests, volunteers from P.A.D.P., students and staffs of Masters Bilingual College, Champion Secondary School, staffs from the British High Commission Yaounde and the British High Commissioner in person of sir Rowan Laxton with his son.

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Assisted by young coach Nchindo Beltus, we started with recommended exercises like butt trench, army arms…. Before the take off, the itinerary was described once more to all participants. After this the British High Commissioner gave some more insights and history about the run and sir Dan Thompson in person. He urged the youths to take good care of their health by engagctive and healthy lifestyles that will enable them grow old better as well as preventing diseases like cancer, depression.

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The run was launch at 7:30am at Rond Point Bastos up to Mount Febe and back down to the British High Commissioner’s residence covering a total of approximately 2km.

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Our finish line was at the residence of the British High Commissioner where we had aerobics and stretches which was followed by a closing remark of thanks to all those who put in efforts to make Youths who Run the World a success in Yaounde. Some special invitees and volunteers were also recognised like volunteers of P.A.D.P, Miss Christian, the South West President for Persons living with Disabilities and all the media who spoke about the event on air and those who granted us interviews. Special thanks was given to sir Dan Thompson for inspiring the youths and supporting the project to keep helping many young people build a healthy and active lifestyle. Sir Rowan gave the final words which was also a big appreciation to everyone who gave in their efforts to make the activities the best most especially, sir Dan Thompson and Miss Noela Lyonga.

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This session was followed by group photos inside the residence and immediately after, breakfast was made available to all participants including: watermelon, pineapple, jinger juice, fulerie juice, tea and mini cakes. While the participants were having their breakfast, we still had some networking session and entertainment from some of the kids who were sharing their plans to set a new pace in the days to come.

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To conclude, Youths who run the World in Yaounde recorded 237 participants and sold 32 t-shirts at 3,500frs each. The main challenge was to sell the t-shirts. Since the kids could not afford we had to sell mainly to other guests and well wishers who were interested in supporting the project. On recommendation, we were advised to produce and sell t-shirts at least 2 months before the deal day of the next event. Also, we were asked to make available an ambulance in any next run just in case of injuries and any need of first aid.

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We promote volunteerism and inspire people to develop themselves and their communities at large.

CONTACT US

Email: info@noelalyongafoundation.com

Tel: + 237 671 244 818
+ 237 695 453 454

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 We promote volunteerism and inspire people to develop themselves and their communities at large.

CONTACT US

Email: info@noelalyongafoundation.com

Tel: + 237 671 244 818
+ 237 695 453 454

© 2019  Noela Lyonga Foundation

© 2019  Noela Lyonga Foundation

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