Research Journal of Educational Studies and Review

Research Paper|Published April 2020|Vol. 6 (2): 23-28.


Advocacy for The Empowerment of Women Through Non-Formal Education in The Locality of Poli In Northern Cameroon


Patrice Martial AMOUGOU* and Christelle NGONNOHI DJEKOU


Human and Social Sciences Laboratory of the National Institute of Youth and Sports of Yaoundé, Cameroon.



To concretize equality between men and women, the government of Cameroon has created Women Empowerment and the Family centers (WEFC). This was not only to fight against women's illiteracy but also to enable them to improve on their living conditions and reinforce their autonomy thus participate in the development of their community. This study's standing point was the fact that, despite all the equipment and the curricula geared towards non-formal education and literacy, the enrollment rate in WEFC of Poli remained low. This brought to light the main question which follows; “What could account for the low enrollment rate at the Poli women's empowerment center by women of this community?” To answer this question, a methodology that combined documentary research, direct observation and interview were made use of. From the analysis, we realized that many factors; both intrinsic and extrinsic accounted for this situation. To solve this problem, we came up with some suggestions.

Key Words:
Empowerment, Non-formal education, Advocacy, Poli and Women.


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