Bilingual Grammar School Molyko - Buea
YAN began teaching a unique leadership and new media advocacy curriculum at the Bilingual Grammar School Molyko - Buea in Fall 2009. Students are asked to identify an important local issue that does not receive the international attention that they think it deserves. Students then developed an advocacy campaign that includes web-based research, social networking, basic website design, podcasting and video production to enhance the visibility of their chosen local issue. The program has been running for three years and has graduated over forty young leaders.
Buea School for the Deaf
YAN's program at Buea School for the Deaf in 2009 - 2011 is an example of how fellows are encouraged to build ties with the local community, providing assistance as identified by those who best understand the problems in Buea. Cameroon provides public funds for blind children, but not for deaf students. This prompted the creation of Buea School for the Deaf, where deaf students from throughout Cameroon convene to learn in a supportive learning environment.
At the request of the school, YAN worked with students to produce short sign-language videos that can be distributed to the families and communities of these young people. The aim of this project was to allow those closest to the students in their own villages, whether this be their parents, siblings, or neighbours, to better communicate with them.