Cameroonian Scouts Spreading Peace and Love to Refugees in Central Africa
It was a beautiful and enriching experience for Likabi Nathaniel, a Messenger of Peace from Cameroon to take part in the 71st General Assembly of the United Nation in New York. Likabi participated in four (4) major events: Social Good Summit 2016; Transforming Humanitarian Actions; Reimagining the World in 2030 and Pathways to Zero Hunger.
A most memorable event was his speech on the Social Impact, Diversity and Inclusion of Scouts working with refugees in Eastern Cameroon. In the forum at Columbia University, he was able to tell how, through community games and informal education, Scouting has worked to help nearly seven hundred (700) young Central African refugees in the camps of Boulembe and Bindia. Through sharing on the need for interreligious and intercultural dialogue, the Scouts helped their young refugees to understand the values of tolerance, forgiveness and fraternity.
The action of the Scout movement was included in the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals and in the promotion of an alternative model of education for young people faced with the impossibility of access to the school system - which was disturbed by the pangs of the war between and the rise of the confessional divide between Christian and Muslim.
(Contributions from Baskouda Shelly)