A small community, Mofako is situated approximately 15km North of Kumba along the Mbonge Road. Farming is the village’s main occupation.
The community of Mofako Bekondo
CAM’s staff, interns with Chief Thompson Itoe
Mofako’s Chief, Chief Ekombe Thompson Itoe has been a strong supporter of the CAM project.
– November 2012: Refresher workshop
– April 2013: Sensitisation workshop on responsibility
- On the 3rd April, CAM’s team visited Mofako Bekondo to hold a sensitisation workshop on responsibility and participation. This workshop was part of the second component of the CAM project, the sensitisation series, which aims to introduce or refresh participants on various topics in a one-off workshop. Several members of the Traditional Council attended the workshop, many of whom were active participants, asking a large variety of questions and making many suggestions.
The workshop was broken down into three topics: the importance of participation for all members of society, the benefits that an increase in participation can bring (in terms of problem-solving and solidarity), and the important relationship between participation and responsibility, particularly for those in positions of authority.
Once these theoretical issues had been explained, CAM’s team gave advice on the ways to translate these ideas into actions. These simple practical steps included giving more space to community members to join the decision-making process, and giving fair consideration to all ideas and opinions, regardless of gender, tribe, age, etc. The group then finished by discussing the specific benefits that Mofako Bekondo could take from higher participation.