What are the specific objectives of the project and what are the instruments used to achieve them?:
A major obstacle to solving the problems of unemployment and poverty amongst youths of rural areas include lack of information, professional training, lack of initiative, etc. In the Belo area, the problem of youth unemployment is made acute by the fact that most of these youths are orphans and street children. They lack people to help them start a business or learn trades that will help them take care of themselves. These youths involve themselves in criminal activities just to have something to eat (Bamenda Police archives). One of such crimes in neighbouring Bamenda is the involvement of youths in internet scamming (fraudwatchers.org). This has made many of them to be convicted and detained (postnewsonline.com)
ICT helps these youths gain employment in industries, companies and enterprises as secretaries, net phone managers, cyber managers; but also increase their awareness of issues, problems and crises in other parts of the world. By surfing on the internet, they have better access to health care, local e-commerce and improve professionally and academically without travelling out of their locality. Research, communication skills, negotiation skills, self esteem and goal setting skills are developed. These are necessary skills to help start a living and continue education which are not taught in schools.